More than just an architectural element, the front porch is an essential part of American life—a place to enjoy the outside world with inside luxury, a retreat to take in cool breezes on hot days, and a spot to visit with family and friends. Porches & Gardens is filled with enchanting images of dreamy porches and hundreds of ideas for making your porch your home’s go-to relaxation destination. It also features suggestions for plantings that offer shade, color and beautiful views. No porch? There are plenty of other ways to create intimate outdoor spots—gardens, patios, pergolas and more—highlighted in each issue.