Create a contemporary garden setting with modern plants
The exciting trend of Modern garden design has flourished over the past two decades, evolving from hard, simple almost brutalist designs, lines and plants to softer, more vibrant, artistic and edgy designs.
Modern garden plants aren’t necessarily just the newest varieties either. They are any suitable colourful and sculptural varieties used to highlight existing modern architecture and create artistically layered garden beds.
Clean, neat lines and architecture
Organised plantings and groupings, often measured out
Natural tones: wood, stone, concrete and neatly manicured lawn
Mixture of colours, shapes and textures
Fluid or geometric sculptures – re-purposed wheelbarrows and furniture have no place here
Structural, neat and low-maintenance plants
Easily maintained hedges and trees (minimal deciduous trees and bushes)
Modern garden plants require low to moderate maintenance. Often, these plants are drought and sun tolerant and require little pruning, excluding the main hedge.