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Contemporary & Modern Garden Designs

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

Muswell Hill Haven

These are the gardens to a Collins house in Muswell Hill



Cool Contemporary

This is the rectangular garden to a detached home in Ruislip.

Hot Tub Heaven

This is the sloping garden to a new build property in a quiet, gated estate in Frimley, Surrey.

Out on the Stoop

This is the rear garden to a ground floor flat in Hackney


Contemporary patio in a country setting

Upstairs, Downstairs

These are the gardens to a unique, end of terrace, mews-style property in the grounds of a former Grade II listed manor house, with spectacular views over fields and woodland.

Outside kitchen with BBQ for entertaining

Garden Kitchen

This is a substantial new-build property in a private road with views over a golf course.

Contemporary front garden and front entrance in Hampstead

Making a Grand Entrance

This is the front garden to a large detached house in Hampstead with an 'L' shaped garden that wraps around the house.

Glass balustrades protect the lower level of this garden in Maida Vale

Contemporary and Beyond

Our clients knew that their garden is an extremely valuable asset, but the way that it was arranged did not realise its full potential.

Contemporary water feature in this roof garden in Camden

On Top of the World

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.

Water feature and raised beds added to the front of this original, blue wall

Urban Oasis

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.

Small chic garden with child play area

Chic with Kids

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.

Waterside garden with steel ships rail balustrade

Contemporary Waterside

This was a very interesting project in that the garden was on an island in the middle of the Thames only accessible by footbridge.

contemporary modern garden with built in seating

Forest Hill to Beverley Hills

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.


outdoor room for entertaining featured in Home and Garden

Garden Room

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. 

formal planting in a modern garden

Contemporary Squares

This is the broadly rectangular back garden to a sizeable, detached property in a quiet leafy road in Hayes, Kent.

traditional garden with modern twist

An Olympian's Oasis

This was a bungalow-style property in Brentwood, Essex that was undergoing a complete transformation and effectively being rebuilt.


traditional family garden with modern features

Traditional but Modern

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!

family garden with raised rendered planters

Double Dutch

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.

modern sphere feature to add interest

Modern & Traditional Meet

This garden is on a steeply sloping, triangular plot with complicated level changes.


room at the end of the garden, with built-in barbeque

Inside Out

The garden of an 18th 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.

roof garden with composite decking and glass balustrades

Up on the Roof

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. 

family garden with beautiful sandstone sphere focal point

Love a Triangle

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.


small family garden with contemporary feel. blue glass path adds colour and interest

Path to Enlightenment

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.

modern home gym leading onto garden

Garden Gym

This was a small suburban garden who's owners wanted to also turn a small garage into a gym that overlooked the garden.

family garden with glass balustrades and bifold doors onto the garden

Glass Balustrade with Bi-fold Doors

This garden was on two levels with a small well area outside the basement kitchen.


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 0844 326 1552 and speak to one of our friendly expert staff to start the process of designing your dream Contemporary and Modern garden! 







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