When we think of landscape art and design, we tend to assume that a lot of preparation goes into it. Sometimes that’s true, other times not so much. When it’s done well, a piece of landscaping art can make us appreciate the landscape in a much deeper way by making something both functional and beautiful. If it’s done poorly, however, we can lose all appreciation for a place because it is scarred by something both useless and ugly.
Although to be fair, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Even though we mark each item on the list as a “win” or “fail”, we don’t mean to be the final authority on what makes for good landscape design. In our judging, we tried to take into account the creativity behind the design, the planning involved, and how it made us feel. With that in mind, let’s take a look at these designs!