Our Favorite DIY Gardens From Rate My Space

See spectacular ponds and gardens created by DIY Network fans.

Big Pay Off

It took these DIYers almost two years to finish their fabulous water feature and garden. It was well worth the wait -- the results are terrific. Posted by Rate My Space contributor 11138727.

Well-Manicured Pond

The colorful flowerbed contrasts beautifully against the summer greens and stormy clouds. Posted by Rate My Space contributor photobug100.

Golf Course Backdrop

This looks like a professional landscape, but it was all done by a talented DIY gardener who is lucky enough to have a golf course in their backyard. Posted by Rate My Space contributor blondegardener.

Captivating Walkway

The vibrant colors and earthy textures on this pathway will make any hurried pedestrian come to a complete stop. Posted by Rate My Space contributor English gardener.

Morning Fog

Early morning fog settles in the garden making the bluish wooly thyme ground cover look like water spilling into a dry creek bed. Posted by Rate My Space contributor blondegardener.

Old Italian Farmhouse

The wisteria over the pergola is so perfect it almost looks like a painting. Potted jasmine was trained to wrap around the posts to conceal them. Posted by Rate My Space contributor lmichaelj48.

Cool and Breezy Getaway

A screened-in gazebo tucked in between shady maples makes a great backyard escape. Posted by Rate My Space contributor CPedemonti.

Spectacular Side Entry

This enchanting entryway fills all the senses with beautiful blooms and babbling water. Posted by Rate My Space contributor English gardener.

Long and Winding Road

A curvy brick path lined with variegated liriope leads to a wooden bench made for a shady respite. Posted by Rate My Space contributor JackL.

Breathtaking Backyard

A stone pathway leads through a formal garden and up to a trellised gazebo that is surrounded in early morning mist. Posted by Rate My Space contributor kazachary.

Inclined Beauty

These DIYers made the best of their sloping yard by creating terraced seating, gradually descending pathways and colorful garden beds. Posted by Rate My Space contributor triciaf.

Great Lakes

Built into a hillside, these multiple ponds are all connected by a small stream. Posted by Rate My Space contributor triciaf.

Urban Garden

This DIYer took this photo of her garden from her roof. Even on a small city lot, she was able to create a lush landscape. Posted by Rate My Space contributor shill63.

Storybook Cottage

A lush grass pathway leads around a rock-lined pond and toward the quaint shed. Posted by Rate My Space contributor tumbestere.

Reclaiming and Collecting

It took the homeowner three years to collect all stones to make the pond's border. They then used reclaimed lumber from a 100-year-old garage to build the garden shed. The results: money saving, eco-friendly and beautiful. Posted by Rate My Space contributor UpForAnything.