Contemporary & Modern Garden Design
At Floral & Hardy we have a wide range of experience in designing modern and contemporary gardens that work in harmony with their surroundings.
When we think about designing a modern garden we naturally look at the context in which we will be working and work in conjunction with the client to ensure we achieve their perfect garden. Looking for modern garden ideas or ways to add contemporary touches to your outdoor space?
View some of our previous modern garden designs below and more can be found in our Contemporary & Modern portfolio
This is the broadly rectangular back garden to a sizeable, detached property in a quiet leafy road in Hayes, Kent.
This was a substantial new-build property in a private road with views over a golf course.
Our clients knew that their garden is an extremely valuable asset, but the way that it was arranged did not realise its full potential.
This is a large roof terrace wrapping around three sides of a modern city apartment in Camden, North West London. The significant glazing to the apartment takes advantage of the far-reaching views towards Hampstead Heath to the north-west and the City of London to the south-east.
These are the front and rear gardens to a double-fronted, period property in Sydenham. Its owners had spent a lot of time renovating the property and wanted to bring the gardens up to the same standard.
This was the invaluable outside space that came with our clients’ garden flat in a prestigious area of London but it was impractical for the young family.
Our clients requested a practical, but beautiful design with real ‘wow’ factor.
This was a very interesting project in that the garden was on an island in the middle of the Thames only accessible by footbridge.
This was a suburban garden on a steeply sloping site, rising up at the back of the house via some very steep steps, rendering much of the garden unusable.
Our clients wanted an interesting and inviting space with a contemporary feel, to act as an extension to their dining and living areas – somewhere they could entertain and relax.
In order to increase the apparent width of the space, a series of rectangles set on an angle were created, consisting of a deck immediately outside the bi-fold doors leading to paving and lawns.
This garden is on a steeply sloping, triangular plot with complicated level changes.
Our clients wanted to open up the garden revealing it’s true size, whilst still retaining it’s traditional character. They also had a big birthday party in the garden coming up, so time was of the essence!
Rather than go with straight lines and angles, we chose a bold circular theme for the design, which ties in very well with the 1930’s style of the house.
The plot was broadly triangular, which has its own design challenges, and our clients wanted a strong scheme with a contemporary edge to complement their interior furnishings and to provide interest throughout the year.
The garden of an eighteenth century cottage in a conservation area.
Our client had a very hectic lifestyle, but wanted to be able to use her garden as a valuable outside entertaining space and as somewhere to relax after a busy day.
The roof terrace has spectacular views over interesting surrounding buildings, including the Natural History Museum, but the inhospitable, exposed, sloping space made entertaining and relaxing difficult.
This garden was on two levels with a small well area outside the basement kitchen.
The existing rectangular patio lead us to this design and we decided to square off the rather awkwardly shaped plot and divide it with a series of rectangles forming the lawn, play area, path and planting beds.
This was a small suburban garden who's owners wanted to also turn a small garage into a gym that overlooked the garden.
This was a bungalow-style property in Brentwood, Essex that was undergoing a complete transformation and effectively being rebuilt.
More about modern contemporary garden designs
Contemporary gardens can draw on both the traditional and modern, with both new and innovative materials and styles working in harmony with the use of light and space. All this leads to a statement space that is easy to maintain and wonderful to live in.
Many of our clients looking for contemporary garden ideas turn to magazines, television programmes and other sources and we can add our own experience to help produce stunning effects!
Start the process easily with a no obligation quotation from our professional team.
You can either fill out our enquiry form, or call us on 0845 603 2598 and speak to one of our friendly expert staff to start the process of designing your dream Contemporary and Modern garden!