Courteney Cox’s tranquil yard embraces the minimalist garden trend

The Friends actress's yard celebrates the natural landscape with stylish simplicity

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The perfect garden is about your feelings when you are in the space. By embracing the beauty of the natural landscape with simple landscaping, Courteney Cox has made her yard the perfect place for relaxation. The tranquil views and well-manicured grass endow the garden with a stylized but laid-back feel. 

The sleek, pared-back planting scheme in Courteney Cox's yard embodies the minimalist garden trend, and experts are obsessed. This trend embraces the beauty in simplicity. It celebrates that nature is stunning all on its own while accenting its best qualities with well-maintained plants

Rachel Bull, the Head of Gardens at Homes & Gardens gushes, 'Courteney Cox’s yard perfectly balances luscious, healthy greenery with a minimalist look. The vast lawn is clearly being cared for in the most optimal of ways; the grass is lush, thick, freshly cut, and a vivid shade of green, and the hedges, too, are neat and manicured.' The clear care put into maintaining the greenery is an essential element of what makes Courteney's modern backyard so appealing.

Rachel Bull head of gardens
Rachel Bull

Rachel is a gardening writer, flower grower and floral designer. Her journalism career began 15 years ago on Country Living magazine, sparking a love of container gardening and wild planting. After more than a decade writing for and editing a range of consumer, business and special interest titles, Rachel became editor of floral art magazine The Flower Arranger. She then trained and worked as a floral designer and stylist in London for six years, and has created floral installations at iconic London venues including Kew Gardens, the Barbican and Peckham's Asylum Chapel

Experts further admire the hardscaped elements of the actress's garden. Rachel says, 'The stone steps leading down from the patio are a soft shade of sand, while the planters closer to the house are carefully placed to enhance but not overpower the immediate outside area.' Courteney's subtle garden landscaping adds to the manicured feeling of the outdoor space.

Best of all, Rachel adds, the Friends actress's garden celebrates the natural beauty of her home's environment. She says, 'This landscaping is clever, as it allows the aspect of the yard to flow seamlessly into the tropical planting below and the calming ocean in the background. It is as if the garden and landscape become one, providing a tranquil outside space.' Courteney's yard is the epitome of a beautiful coastal garden.


Next time you don't know where to turn for backyard ideas, let Courteney Cox's garden be your first source of inspiration. The stylish minimalist garden is relaxing with just the right amount of intentional, carefully curated design. The neat look is naturally impressive but with an organized and clean edge. Monica Gellar would be proud.

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I am a London-based News Editor at Homes & Gardens. My interests lie at the intersection of design and popular culture focusing on trends and celebrity homes. Before joining Future, I worked as a Content Writer and Communications Lead for Fig Linens and Home, a luxury linens and home interiors brand. I have a BA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College and an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology.