Kendall Jenner starts her 'calm' and 'positive' morning routine in this lemon-tree-filled courtyard

This tranquil corner of Los Angeles is the center of the supermodel's morning – here's how to recreate its sunny style

Kendall Jenner
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Kendall Jenner is used to spending her time in all corners of the globe (beginning, most naturally, with the fashion capitals) – but in all the world, she (unsurprisingly) finds her calming place at home in the Santa Monica Mountains, California. 

The Southern European-style home in question is designed as a therapeutic haven for the supermodel – from her plant-filled living room to her neutral-toned bedroom – but (arguably) no space is as healing as her private courtyard garden.  

'I love my space and my alone time. I am finding ways to help me start my day off with a calmer, more positive mindset. That being said, I wanted to just spread some good vibes,' Kendall says alongside a photo of her garden. 

Complete with lemon trees, a stone bubbling fountain and a hanging plant (alongside the Spanish-style home), Kendall's courtyard is the perfect setting for her morning meditation sessions. 

Before venturing to her yard, Kendall says she practices ten' deep inhales and exhales' before touching her phone. She then enters the garden, where she journals and writes down what she looks forward to in the coming day and month. 

'I expressed gratitude for all of my blessings, took in the sun, had my tea, and practiced some more deep breathing,' Kendall says. 'I'm optimistic about my day ahead, and you should be too.'

Kendall's space offers much to be admired, but we can't help but favor her lemon trees – also seen in the second image in the photo carousel below. 

Knowing how to grow lemon from seed is (inevitably) a great starting point when looking to replicate Kendall's space – even if you're working with a yard beyond California. However, H&G's garden expert, Drew Swainston, is on hand for the basic lemon-growing tips you need to begin with.

Drew Swainston
Drew Swainston

Homes & Gardens' resident garden expert Drew Swainston is passionate about walled gardens and has always enjoyed propagating, growing, and harvesting edibles and producing cut flowers throughout the year. Throughout his time working outdoors, he has continued to write and is a member of the Garden Media Guild alongside H&G. Drew has also managed a blog called Perennial Nerd for many years, talking about his life working in and managing walled gardens, the gardens he has visited, his allotment, and projects at home. 

'Lemon trees thrive in tropical and subtropical regions. They love full sun and temperatures of 77˚F to 86˚F,' Drew says. 

'If you want to get lemons from your trees, it means giving them six to eight hours of sun a day for six months of the year. Lemons can actually flower and fruit year-round, so if you can give them the right conditions, they will reward you with blossoms and lemons at the same time.'

According to Drew, Kendall's Santa Monica home is the ideal place to grow a lemon tree – thanks to its love for the sun – and dislike for the cold. This climate also makes them perfect for growing in containers. 

'It means you can bring them indoors during the colder months and then move them back outside when the temperature gauge increases to allow them to bask in the sun (especially useful if you don't live in the golden state'). 

Megan Slack
Head of Celebrity Style News

Megan is the Head of Celebrity Style News at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes, before becoming H&G's News Editor in April 2022. She now leads the Celebrity/ News team. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.