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Fall Garden Design Ideas

By: Garden Gate staff
Looking for design ideas for your fall garden? Check out our collection of late-season container plans, tips to boost your curb appeal and DIY projects perfect for autumn!

Fall garden inspiration

It’s a new season, and the garden is changing! As the leaves on the trees warm to shades of gold, crimson and orange, get inspired to add some fresh fall garden design ideas to your beds and borders. We have solutions to up your curb appeal, refresh your container gardens and, if you’re feeling crafty, we have a gorgeous project idea for you — the birds will eat it up, too! Scroll on to discover some swoon-worthy fall garden design ideas and click through to see more details for each.

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Fall curb appeal with fall flowers and pumpkins: This entry has the whole package - plenty of color on the porch and windowboxes on either side too.

Boost your fall curb appeal

Create charming fall curb appeal with pumpkins, plants, decor and more. Invite people in from the crisp fall air with a warm and adorable front entry with our design tips!

Fall garden bed with pansies:Low-growing pansies make a great edging for cool-season borders.

Long-blooming fall garden bed

Add lasting color to your beds and borders with a long-blooming fall plant combo. If color is starting to fade from your garden beds and borders, pop in this long & late season blooming plant combo for fall interest that lasts!

Fall container planting with celosia: This palette of warm flower colors will heat up your patio on chilly fall days.

Fall garden planters

Refresh your container garden with cool-weather flowers and warm colors. Deep maroon, bright orange and even some coral pink! Want to spruce up your containers for the fall? This beautiful, warm-colored fall container endures even in cool weather. It would look amazing filling your window boxes, too!

DIY Bird feeder wreath project: This wreath is pretty and a great food source for your neighborhood birds or those passing through as they migrate.

Bird-feeder wreath project

Here's a twist on the classic fall decor. Make a beautiful wreath — that feeds the birds! Gather up some goodies from your garden to make an elegant fall bird-feeding wreath. The wildlife will love to perch here and snack on this.

Colorful fall leaves lining a wire hanging basket: Put those fall leaves to use and line your wire baskets with them!

Fall hanging basket

Gather up colorful fall leaves and add them to your fall hanging baskets. The trees’ changing leaves are the crowning glory of fall, so put them to use! Your fall hanging baskets will shimmer and shine with this incredible trick.

Published: Sept. 25, 2018
Updated: Sept. 28, 2022

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