Current Affair: The Contemporary Garden

Survey these modern garden design ideas.

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Bold Blocks

Being “of the moment,” this contemporary garden is the quintessential of such garden style. The flowing grass, gravel rock pathways, block hardscaping and creative garden walls with blue tiles create a calming design.

Indoors Out

Blurring the lines between inside and out, this garden uses the openness of the glass enclosed room to echo the openness of this contemporary garden with it’s slightly tropical plantings.

Along Simple Lines

Straight-edged geometric forms combine with minimal plantings, including giant horsetails, papyrus, and a Japanese maple, create this clean looking garden. This concept reflect the Asian antecedents of the owners.

Naturally Sculpted

Plants become sculptural elements in this landscape design. Although often grouped as they would appear in the wild, plants are set out more formally in this space.

Spatially Aware

Plants become sculptural elements in this landscape design. Although often grouped as they would appear in the wild, plants are set out more formally in this space.

Pure Pink

Inspired by the bright colors in gardens in the Mexican countryside, this garden features pink walls with a pea gravel lawn and concrete orbs.

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