Seaside gardening comes with challenges: salt spray, sandy soil, and wind. But you can overcome them, with hardy plants and clever hardscaping ideas such as wind breaks and weatherproof materials.
Don’t fight the sea, work with it. For coastal gardening ideas, we’ve rounded up 10 of our favorite serene seaside gardens around the world, from Sweden to Hawaii:
Little Compton, Rhode Island
For more of this project, see Rhode Island Roses: A Seaside Summer Garden in New England.
Provincetown, Cape Cod
For more, see 10 Garden Ideas to Steal from Provincetown on Cape Cod.
For more of this garden, see From Sweden with Love: A Captain’s Romantic Seaside Villa.
For more, see Climbing Roses: From Trellis to Vase on Cape Cod.
Coast of Maine
For more of this garden, see Landscape Architect Visit: Clamshell Alley on the Coast of Maine by Matthew Cunningham.
For ore of this garden, see Vacation Rental: Maui Beach Cottage with a Tropical Garden.
For more, see The Tropical Life: A Family Camp on Jamaica by Sean Knibb.
For more of this garden, see One Bedroom, Desert View: A Tiny Casita in Mexico.
For more, see Hotels & Lodging: Portugal’s Casas Na Areia.
Long Island, New York
For more, see Dune Story: A Postmodern Masterpiece Saved from the Sea.
Overhauling a coastal garden? See our 10 Easy Perennials for the Seaside Garden.