July 11,2023

Home Remodeling & Renovation Ideas

by Jennifer Cameron inHome Furnish

10 modern garden design ideas

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

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


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

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

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.

By Joanne, garden designer in Leicestershire

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

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

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

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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English Country Garden Ideas

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The English country garden look relies on a pleasing combination of formality and informality that uses tastefully planned color schemes and artwork as a counterpoint. An English country garden might contain a formal carpet bed, an avenue of pleached limes, an ornamental pond and fountain, and a well-filled perennial border. Often statuary, containers, or other ornaments are used to offset the garden plan.

Although these ideas may sound grand, they may also be scaled down to a more backyard-friendly format. A mixed planting of bulbs, annuals, and perennials surrounding a sundial or birdbath flanked by a pair of rose trees would make a lovely display that requires only the smallest of spaces. The English country garden ideas and garden photos that follow will explore an assortment of common English country garden features and should help get you on the way to your own spot of England right outside your door.


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Eighteenth-century elegance still thrives among the restored buildings, brick pathways, and white picket fences of Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. American gardens during that era took their cue from the formality prevailing in the gardens of England and France, and the results are perfect examples of English country gardens. Forget-me-nots here give a dainty azure edging to rectangular beds planted thickly with spring favorites such as tulips, wild columbine, bleeding heart, and basket-of-gold alyssum.

Ready to transform those empty beds into a bounty of blooms that will return year after year? Continue to the next page for ideas on planting perennials in true English country style.

If you're feeling inspired by the English countryside, don't stop now. Gather more garden ideas as you peruse the following:

Home Remodeling & Renovation Ideas


Home Remodeling & Renovation Ideas

Whether you’re looking to increase the property value of your home ahead of a sale or closing on a house you can’t wait to make your own, chances are there’s a renovation or remodeling project in your future. Which means you’ll have a lot of things to consider, not least among them how to find a contractor, how to mitigate costs, and, no less important, how to translate your Pinterest ideas into reality. AD is here to help. We tapped some of our most trusted renovation sources and combed our archives to bring you this compendium of power home remodeling ideas for every room, including tried-and-true advice from the experts, checklists to help you get started, and stunning before-and-after kitchen, bath, and living room transformations for inspiration. So whether you’re revamping a space to make it more functional or simply more beautiful, this handy guide is your one-stop shop for all things home renovation.

  • Jennifer Cameron
  • July 11,2023

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