Modern garden design ideas

Design for Me has a community of hundreds of garden designers all across the country and we’ve compiled the most inspiring modern garden design ideas for you. If you like the look of one, you can click on the image to see that garden designer’s other work and shortlist them for your project


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Bringing the inside … out

There is an architectural trend for blurring the lines between the interior and exterior of your home, bringing the “outside in” to create a better relationship with your garden. This can work the other way too – modern clean lines don’t have to be reserved for interiors. Manicured topiary, sculptural pots and rendered walls create a striking effect, that feels like a room outside.

By Maria & Gavin, garden designers in Elmbridge, South-East

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We love the minimalism in this garden design, creating a calm, de-cluttered space. Strong geometric gestures and bold lines are softened around the edges by low-level planting.

By Linsey, garden designers in Bracknell, South-East

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Contemporary country garden

Modern doesn’t have to mean minimal of course. This modern twist on the English country garden has curved bench seating and architectural elements. 

By Patricia, garden designer in Essex

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Growing low

The expansive nature of this garden is emphasised by the low-level planting, paving and water feature. This makes the garden feel open, light and spacious and the water feature provides soothing sounds.

Low-level planting is also appreciated for its low maintenance requirements, as these plants typically require less pruning and care than their taller counterparts. Further, when the water feature material is durable and easy to maintain, such as stainless steel or concrete, you only need maintenance supplies from Pond Haven for regular tasks like algae control and pond aeration.


By Joanne, garden designer in Leicestershire

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Serene green

This garden design is daringly simple, using a colour palette of green planting only and playing with different shapes of leaves and textures. It looks incredibly striking against these beautiful blue concrete planters.

By Denise, garden designer in Ealing, London

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A place to relax

This garden is designed around the owner’s desire to entertain and relax on a summer’s day.

By Denise, garden designer in Ealing, London

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Creating ‘rooms’

One modern garden design trend is to create a series of ‘rooms’ in a garden, allowing you to appreciate different aspects and functions as you wander around. This is an excellent idea if you have a relatively small area as it allows you to focus on and appreciate each nook of your garden.

By Daryl, garden designer in Gravesham, Kent

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Bright, bold and beautiful

Just wow! This modern garden design is fun, playful and bursting with character.

By Dru, garden designer in Bracknell Forest, South East

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