Modern Garden Design, Lower Hartlip, Kent, UK
Modern garden design for the creation of a contemporary garden with a feeling of space
Modern garden design can work really well for a low-maintenance contemporary garden for a family plus dog. The old patio is lifted and the slabs re-used for the passageway down the side of the house, which is also widened and a parcel drop-off area installed. Sandstone paving is used in a contemporary way with retaining stone-clad walls. Planting is at the paler end of the spectrum, such as shades of green, blue, white and pink. A large raised water feature becomes a focal point and gives a gentle soothing feel to the garden and the entire space is a place to relax after a hard day’s work. The garden naturally flows from the inside, bringing the outdoor space indoors and vice versa. A larger patio is created with space for an outdoor kitchen and dining table. Lines are crisp and modern, softened by the planting and other materials such as pebbles, decorative aggregate. There is also the push-button convenience of modern technology, for both cascading water and garden lighting. This is a garden to entertain in, while also being a secluded outdoor space for personal reflection and relaxation. The ‘hidden’ garden below the water feature is the perfect spot to sit back and relax, with a fire pit for warmth on cold evenings. New fencing around all 3 sides of the garden give the modern garden design a clean edge.