In summer, everyone enjoys spending time outdoors – the terrace and balcony become a retreat where the family can relax and chat. Of course you want that outdoors make as happy and welcoming as possible. The dream of a small, green oasis is realized with cozy plants and magnificent flowers. We show you 53 modern design ideas for your garden, balcony and roof terrace – let yourself be inspired!
Terrace and balcony – a cozy green oasis in the middle of the big city
Who could resist the evergreen plants? They make the terrace and balcony look inviting and cozy all year round. The beautiful combination of deciduous trees and cypress trees / pictured above / works surprisingly well. High ornamental grasses and perennials complement the design concept. It’s a gorgeous roof terrace that promises casual hours outdoors!
Terrace and balcony design – a touch of exoticism with bamboo and palm trees
Bamboo and palm trees make you dream of exotic islands. But also in the Terraced house garden This dream can come true – because the two plants are extremely resistant and can easily survive the winter outside / ok, the palm tree needs of course special frost protection. The attractive garden furniture in rich orange color and the small decorative stone room fountain give the finishing touch.
Terrace and balcony in formal English style
The traditional English garden is formally designed. The hedge plants and deciduous trees edged the lawn and give the outdoor area a textured look. Even on a balcony, the design can be fooled – with symmetrically arranged plant pots and a synthetic grass carpet. Clarity and clarity dominate on the balcony shown above and below.
Roof terrace design – potted plants for Mediterranean balcony design
Mediterranean design ensures a carefree holiday feeling on the balcony or on the terrace. With various Mediterranean plants, you can bring popular holiday destinations home. Of course, olive trees, lemon trees and aromatic plants should not be missing in this case. The garden table with azure table top lets you dream of the warm sea. The rattan furniture in neutral colors gives the impression of being in a Greek garden.
Create a balcony in English style – formal garden
Container plants in terracotta pots no doubt bring a Mediterranean touch with them. Orleander, as well as the South American Agapanthus provide the desired flair. In addition to the olive trees, figs, pomegranates and laurels create a special atmosphere. If you want to feel beautiful, spicy scents on the balcony or on the terrace, you are welcome to take on mauves, jasmine, hibiscus, myrtle or bougainvillea. You can make a Mediterranean planting style with various citrus fruits. Lemons, limes, tangerines or oranges provide the desired feeling. You can also enrich the terraced plant with various aromatic herbs. Herbs such as lavender, basil, rosemary, sage, coriander or lemon balm ensure a delicious fragrance and beautifully decorated plates. The herbs are easy to clean and always at hand when cooking. As a rule, Mediterranean plants thrive best with plenty of sunlight. Place the lower plants in front of the higher ones so you can get enough sun.
In the photo gallery below you will find many other ideas and suggestions – let yourself be inspired!
Roof terrace with tall planters made of recycled wood
The design options that transform a roof terrace or balcony into an oasis of flowers are very diverse. Which plants you choose for the terrace depends first of all on how the location of the balcony is. Of course, it is important how much space is available for the balcony plants. Of course, the selected flowers and plants must meet your own ideas and tastes. If you would like to spend time greening your own balcony, you can afford more sophisticated flowers. Hobby gardeners, on the other hand, who need easy-care flowers, will not go wrong with roses, lavenders, hydrangeas and midday flowers.
Spacious sunny roof terrace with planters as a room divider
For sunny locations, as mentioned above, Mediterranean plants such as lavender, sage, thyme and rosemary are suitable. The pleasant aroma of herbs spreads on the balcony. The Orleander is also a popular plant for your south-facing balcony. It blooms from June to September and beautifies your patio or balcony with its shades of white, yellow and red. Uncomplicated plants for the sunny balcony are the dahlia and the bizarre. Magic bells, geraniums, petunias, and porcupines love the sun and are an excellent choice for your south-facing balcony. If you like lush flowering flowers, the easy-care bougainvilleas and the hussar buttons are the right choice for you.
In the middle of the forest – small conifers provide privacy on the balcony
If your balcony is in shade or partial shade, perennial plants and small shrubs can brighten up your terrace. For a partially shaded balcony, the balcony plants Laurentie or Männertreu are very well suited. The bellflower and the bleeding heart also bloom without much sun and please the eye. The beautiful fuchsia, for example, feels at ease where other plants can not last long, namely in the shade. The tuber begonias and the snowflake flower also feel very well in a shady spot. The diligent Lieschen thrives quite well without the sun. You are welcome to try different combinations of balcony plants with perennial plants. Combinations of flowering plants and bamboo, boxwood or fern look adorable.
Japanese maple and conifer on the balcony
The selection of plants must also be adapted to the size of your balcony. On linen balconies you can hang the plants on the wall, on the ceiling or in hanging baskets. The various seasonal plants also find their place in plant boxes that you can attach to the balcony railing. If you have a large roof terrace, you can set up as a balcony plant an olive tree in a large bucket. The garden hydrangeas can also reach waist height and are very suitable for large balconies.
Room trees on the roof terrace
In the summer months of July and August, they are a real eye-catcher with the white or pink flower balls. As of June, your roof terrace will also be embellished by the Orleander, who can grow up to two meters tall. On large balconies, the large plants also serve as privacy. The Indian flower tube gives your roof terrace a tropical flair and likes sunny locations as wind-protected as possible. Other great flowers for your sunny terrace are the angel trumpets and the lemons. The last ones will be over two meters high over the years.
Palm trees and perennials on the minimalist designed balcony
Create a vertical herb garden on the balcony
Deciduous trees and tall ornamental grasses on the balcony
Dwarf cypresses and ornamental grasses form a charming ensemble
Balcony with minimalist design
Arrange the houseplants on the balcony in summer
Terrace design – exotic garden with bamboo al screens