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Create a Holiday Vibe at Home with Destination-Inspired Plants

Is there a place in the world you dream of visiting for a relaxing holiday? Why not bring a slice of that paradise to your home and garden by incorporating plants inspired by your favorite vacation spots? Here are some top picks of luxe holiday locations with suggested plants to create that vacation vibe right at home.

Tropical palm trees and Agave enclose this sunny Balinese outdoor space.


If you love the beauty and mystique of Bali, you can recreate the same atmosphere in your garden with tropical plants. Pair them with teakwood decks, flowing white furnishings, and small Balinese decor to add the final touch, creating a lush and serene environment.

Create this holiday vibe with plants like:

  • Palms
  • Monstera
  • Elephant Ears

Vibrant red, white, and pink Pelargoniums in window boxes and planters frame a romantic Italian villa.


For a romantic Italian escape, introduce a touch of Tuscany to your home. Use a soft color palette and blossoming plants. Think herb bushes and soft flowering plants like wisteria, wild pea vine, and cheerful red poppies. Once you've created your Tuscan retreat, relax in your intimate setting while sipping some Chianti.

Create this holiday vibe with plants like:

  • Sage
  • Lavender
  • Olive Shrub

Californian desert bungalow surrounded by towering Cowboy Cactus.

Los Angeles

To infuse a flavor of LA into your garden, go for a contemporary desert-style theme with Southern California plants like succulents, palms, cacti, and tropical flowers. This creates a modern and chic outdoor space.

Create this holiday vibe with plants like:

  • Cowboy Cactus
  • Aloe Vera
  • Barrel Cactus

Interior Spanish style courtyard with long lush green foliage potted plants.


Spain's diverse landscapes, particularly the Andalusian region and southern islands, are perfect inspirations. Think arched entryways, reflecting pools, geometric courtyards, and symmetrical plant beds. Include trimmed hedges, bougainvillea, hibiscus, yucca, kalanchoe, and lavender for a true Spanish flair.

Create this holiday vibe with plants like:

  • Succulents
  • Yucca
  • Bougainvillea

Lush blue toned Hydrangeas and sculpted hedges welcome visitors to an English style country home.


To simulate a New England beach town vibe in your backyard, aim for a romantic cottage-style mix of plants in a traditional gray, blue, and white floral palette, paired with linen fabrics and nautical tones in your home. Hydrangeas, ornamental grass, and tailored shrubs will complete this look.

Create this holiday vibe with plants like:

  • Star of Jasmine
  • Hydrangeas
  • Buxus

Now that you've found your holiday destination outdoors, check out Sensory Houseplants For Your Indoor Garden!