Winter Landscape Ideas

Welcome to our photo gallery on winter landscape ideas. We call this "Winterscaping". You will also find a seasonal flair to this section with some outdoor decorating ideas for Christmas.

This lively garden bed in the summer, takes on a new look in the winter.

This lively garden bed in the summer, takes on a new look in the winter. The shrubs and ornamental grasses steal the scene under a
blanket of snow in the winter.

Picture compliments of Dreamyard.



We call this "Christmascaping". For those living in northern climates, or people that have never seen winter snow pictures, we hope you enjoy this gallery.

The idea behind our winter landscape pictures gallery, is to show people how features look during the long winter months.

It may also help with tree/shrub selection when considering sun/shade.

On the seasonal side, we hope to help with your outdoor Christmas decorating.

Many of us really don't consider what our yards look like in the winter, and design everything towards a 4 to 8 month growing season. A true dream yard should have interest ALL year long.

These pictures of winter landscapes will hopefully give you some inspiration at the design stage, so you can enjoy your yard year round.

Please visit "The Yard" Landscaping How-to Modules if you are planning on installing your own projects.

Just click on any image to open a winter landscape gallery slideshow.

Thanks so much, the Dream-yard Team.


For those of you that live in parts of the world where you don't have the beauty of falling snow, we have a 1 minute video for you to watch below. :)

Hanging wreaths are one of the easiest and simple decorations to install.

Hanging wreaths are one of the easiest and simple decorations to install. Traditional outdoor Christmas ideas like this are great for daylight hours.
Picture compliments of Dreamyard.


Working with evergreen and spruce trees around the front entrance of a home, is a great way to provide privacy and shade year round.

Working with evergreen and spruce trees around the front entrance of a home, is a great way to provide privacy and shade year round. This is helpful winterscaping information for do-it-yourself homeowners in the planning stages.
Picture compliments of Dreamyard.


Outdoor Christmas lights hanging from the eaves provides night time enjoyment, while Christmas wreaths provide a warm welcome in daylight.

Outdoor Christmas lights hanging from the eaves provides night time enjoyment, while Christmas wreaths provide a warm welcome in daylight. The snow covered shrubs provide year round interest in the garden.
Picture compliments of Dreamyard.


A fountain makes a nice feature in the summer, with soothing sounds from splashing water.

A fountain makes a nice feature in the summer, with soothing sounds from splashing water. It decorates a yard like an abstract sculpture in the winter.
Picture compliments of Dreamyard.


Deer have become a very popular outdoor decorating idea for Christmas over the last few years.

Deer have become a very popular outdoor decorating idea for Christmas over the last few years. They light up at night and sometimes even move. A fresh
snowfall brings the Christmas season to life.

Picture compliments of Dreamyard.


A well designed garden can look good in winter too. Balance is one of the most important aspects of landscape design.

A well designed garden can look good in winter too. Balance is one of the most important aspects of landscape design. Although it may eventually be buried, this low brick wall also makes a nice year round feature.
Picture compliments of Dreamyard.


Another low brick wall with evergreens to provide year round interest.

Another low brick wall with evergreens to provide year round interest. Adding shrubs and trees gives height to a design, and softens walls like this.
Picture compliments of Dreamyard.


Small stone retaining walls contain garden beds in the summer.

Small stone retaining walls contain garden beds in the summer. In the winter, they break up the yard by providing nice lines with contour.
Picture compliments of Dreamyard.


When selecting trees or shrubs, consider how they look through all the seasons.

When selecting trees or shrubs, consider how they look through all the seasons. Your local garden centers or nurseries can usually provide pictures
for you when you are in the design stage.

Picture compliments of Dreamyard.


A simple barrel that holds colourful plants in the summer, becomes the feature through the winter months.

A simple barrel that holds colourful plants in the summer, becomes the feature through the winter months. The low brick retaining wall wraps around the corner of the house supporting the snow covered shrubs.
Picture compliments of Dreamyard.


A well designed front yard with a small courtyard.

A well designed front yard with a small courtyard. The trees around the courtyard provide cool shade in the summer. In the winter when the leaves are
gone, the sun shines through to provide warmth.

Picture compliments of Dreamyard.



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