What is Modernist Garden Style?

If you're into sleek, uncluttered design that emphasizes hardscapes and limits planting, Modernist style may be for you. Get to know it, here.

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Planting in Blocks

The selection of plants is often limited and planted in large blocks or masses. Grasses and perennials are interplanted to catch the light and create movement.

Block Planting with HedgesEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Garden Design © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Contemporary Furniture

Modernist garden furniture is architectural in style: sculptural chairs, elegant recliners, simple tables and matching benches.

Modern Outdoor Room with Table and ReclinerEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Garden Design © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Reflective Water

Reflective pools create unruffled surfaces and bring light into the garden. Their reflective surfaces contribute to the expansive feeling of the Modernist garden.

Reflective Pools Create Still Surfaces and LightEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Garden Design © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Excerpted from Garden Design

©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2009

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