These 11 Incredible Backyard Gardens Are What Dreams Are Made Of (PHOTOS)

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Not only does springtime signal the start of chirping birds and blossoming buds, but it marks the time that we can finally escape to the outdoors without getting slapped with a polar vortex. And, as these 11 gorgeous gardens from our friends at Porch.com prove, a backyard can be just the retreat you need from the daily grind. While we'd be content with a deck chair and a patch of green grass, these stunning spaces boast incredible landscaping, views and even a few water features. To see even more photos, click on the project name under each picture.

Which one would you like to call your warm weather retreat?

  • Nothing says oasis quite like fountains.
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    Pasadena Garden by Matthew Mckelligon
  • Who could want more than a jacuzzi and lounge chairs?
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    Pacific Northwest Garden by Darwin Webb Landscape Architects, P.S.
  • Secluded paradises only look better by nightfall.
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    Scottsdale Oasis by Conk Architecture
  • Nothing compliments a pool like a veranda and a guest house.
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    K Remodel by Renovation Design Group
  • Because falling water is the most tranquil of sounds...
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    Palo Alto Oasis by Pederson Associates
  • Give 'wet bar' a whole new meaning.
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    Outdoor Patio and Firepit by Alderwood Landscaping
  • Find peace of mind in your own private park.
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    Pacific Palisades Hideaway by Stout Design-Build, Inc.
  • A minimalistic approach brings the ultimate zen.
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    Modern Garden by Jennifer Post Design, Inc.
  • Escaping to the garden is always (always) better by sunset.
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    Night Lighting by Alderwood Landscaping
  • No recipe for paradise is complete without a palm tree.
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    Fullerton Residence by Rue Group, INC
  • And never underestimate the power of a pop of color.
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    San Francisco Secret Garden by Miller Design Co

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