Designing a contemporary and modern garden
The main characteristic of a contemporary, or modern style garden, is simplicity. Less is definitely more in a contemporary garden space. Designing a garden, at its most basic level, is solving logistical problems with the style of garden largely being dictated by the house and area in which it sits. If you own a modern property, or have a new extension, it will be more likely lend itself to a contemporary garden design.
Top tips for a contemporary garden
Where to get ideas for contemporary garden design
Barbara Hepworth's Sculptural Garden is a garden to stimulate the senses in every way. Located near St Ives in Cornwall visiting this garden with the magical sculpture and bold planting schemes is a special day out.
Bury Court near Bentley in Hampshire consists of two separate gardens created by Piet Oudolf and Christopher Bradley-Hole. Oudolf has an exuberant style of planting with sustainable perennials while Bradley-Hole has a more formal architectural approach.
Denmans near Arundel in West Sussex is the English garden of the late garden designer John Brookes. Denmans is now owned by the John Brookes-Denmans Foundation and shows John Book's eclectic style, combining straight lines alongside more informal, natural planting schemes. A contemporary classic style of garden design.