Modern garden pictures

Modern garden pictures and inspiration for your outside space. Find your dream garden scheme, whatever the budget and size garden you have to play with. Modern styles too much? We’ve got some gorgeous country garden ideas and check out these terrific traditional garden schemes for a formal look.

  • City garden with raised beds, zoned flooring and copper features

    As seen at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, this small-space garden by Neale Richards Garden Design is full of clever ideas. Raised beds aren’t just easier to tend, but the surrounding low walls offer extra places for people to sit. Zones flooring helps define the space, while copper features provide instant character that jumps out against the greenery.

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    Buy now: Similar terracotta rimmed grow pot, £39.99, Waitrose Garden

  • French-style patio with colourful painted garden furniture

    Transform basic furniture into something worthy of attention with a coat of bright paint. Hot shades of pink and orange work really well on this sunny terrace, injecting lively vibes into the space. How could you fail to be happy here?

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    Buy now: similar outdoor furniture paint, Cuprinol Garden Shades at Homebase

  • Immaculate garden with outdoor wicker dining furniture

    Position your garden furniture where it’s likely to pick up the best of the sun’s rays. The zoning effect of the step works really well to separate the dining area from the rest of the garden. White walls make the space look immaculate and help keep things bright even on gloomy days.

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    Buy now: similar wicker dining furniture, Tesco Direct

  • Garden decking with architectural succulent bed

    Swathes of garden decking can be a little dull. Potted plants will add character, but a cleverly laid succulent bed will add a truly architectural feel. This one is completely built-in so that it sits flush to the top of the decking.

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    Buy now: similar decorative stone, B&Q

  • Brightly coloured outdoor living room with wicker corner sofa

    We are always talking about bringing the outdoors inside, but what about bringing the indoors outdoors instead? That’s exactly what has happened in this fabulous garden – with a wicker corner sofa and loads of cushions, it’s the perfect spot to lounge.

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    Buy now: Havana chiminea, from £59.99, Primrose
    Buy now: Paradise bird cushions, £35, Graham & Green

  • Lush raised flower beds with a street-style garden light

    Not only do raised flower beds look amazing, but they are also easily accessible. For those of us with bad backs, this is very good news indeed. Keep things interesting with a mixture of plant heights. Year-round greenery is a good thing to aim for so your garden looks interesting even in winter.

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    Buy now: similar garden light, Wayfair

  • Traditional garden fence jazzed up with a pink trellis

    Add an injection of colour with a fabulous hot pink trellis. This vivid hue looks great against any greenery and when flowers come into bloom, it will be even better. It’s quite hard to find a ready-made pink trellis, but you could paint one yourself to recreate the look. Just make sure your paint is suitable for outdoor wear and tear.

  • Perfectly planned hilly garden with three levels

    Don’t write off a sloped garden. Outdoor space is a wonderful thing so it’s really worth making the most of. This garden has three different levels, which makes the plot so much more manageable. Artificial grass is another key ingredient if you want a fab-looking garden without the effort.

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    Buy now: similar artificial grass, Grass Direct

  • Garden with colourful camping accessories and tent

    When the sun comes out it’s time for a spot of alfresco entertaining. Camping never looked so good! Enjoy the great outdoors without forgoing your creature comforts. No garden party would be complete without rows of colourful bunting strung over your tent.

    Baker & Bell



  • Outdoor lounging with contemporary patterns

    Give a classically styled outside space a hit of contemporary charm with spots and stripes. Team green metal furniture with soft furnishings in stripes and spots to add some fun. Use differently scaled patterns for a mix and matched relaxed look.

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  • Grey and white patio with a pop of neon

    Give your outdoor space a refresh with a simple, modern colour combo. Grey and white is sophisticated and fresh on its own but when a pop of lime green is thrown in, it really feels like summer. Upcycle a tired patio bench by giving it a lick of paint in light grey. Adding an upholstered seat and cushions will give the space a relaxed feel – perfect for winding down on a warm evening.

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    Similar neon fabric
    Designers Guild

  • Garden deck with citrus accents

    Treat a garden dining area the same way you would any room in the house – with a little love and attention. Mixing eras can make for an informal, welcoming space. Here a much-loved table is paired with modern classic chairs in a zingy shade of chartreuse green, which looks vibrant among verdant planting. Although the styles are different, the shared materials and forms mean the furniture looks great together.




  • Casual grey-and-green courtyard garden

    Extend upon a home extension into the garden with a neat, yet casual courtyard. Update a picnic bench with soft accessories – such as this cute hedgehog patterned table cloth and cushions – for a more personalised outdoor dining area, and tie the scheme together with toning paintwork on the walls. Chic and cheerful.

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  • Garden seating area with patterned cushions and bunting

    Create the perfect outdoor setting with colourful bunting, votives filled with pretty blooms and a choice of patterned cushions and blankets. Use a painted trellis to create an intimate, colourful backdrop and bring in potted crates and pots to finish.

    The Cotton Bunting Company

    Nordic House

  • Garden drinks bar and fun entertaining space

    Turn a vintage-style plant stand into a bar area for a country take on the traditional drinks trolley. Accessorise bottles and glasses with patterned straws and pretty stirrers to bring a playful touch to the display.

    Flower barrow
    Pastel Lane

    Drinks dispenser
    Pea Green Boat

  • Modern garden with conservatory extension with glass windows

    Glass doors open out onto the patio garden, so the sun can be enjoyed whether you’re inside or out. The sleek, unadorned style of these doors suit this modern space perfectly. Fill your paved area with plenty of outdoor furniture – perfect for a spot of alfresco dining.

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  • Garden building with orange wicker garden furntiure

    A garden building can be anything you like: a sitting area, home office, kitchen extension or play room. Whatever you decide, whitewashed walls, floors and ceiling make a perfect backdrop for colourful furniture and accessories. In this space, red retro pieces open out on to the garden, where a bright orange garden furniture set takes centre stage.

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    Similar paint shade
    Colours Orange at B&Q

  • Garden patio with outdoor sofas and fire pit

    Turn your patio into a social space with outdoor garden sofas. Two modular sofas have been positioned strategically to enjoy this beautifully landscaped garden. A rustic firepit placed between the two means you can enjoy the outdoors and views beyond as the sun sets. The combination of plum, pink and blue cushions adds a welcome pop of colour and picks out purple tones of the lavender shrubs and alliums in the garden bed behind.

    Similar sofasMasons Du Mode

    Similar Fire Basket
    Burning Embers

  • Modern garden with reclaimed seating

    This garden might be small, but the fact that it’s south-facing means it can be a veritable sun trap. An outdoor living area has been created to make the most of it, with repurposed pallets painted and upcycled with throws and cushions. Gravel is a neat solution in a small space, adding a nice finish to a defined area while helping to cut down on weeds. Lanterns add a touch of atmospheric light come evening.

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    Garden Trading

  • Sophisticated poolside furniture

    The Sixties-inspired exterior furniture by this poolside is sophisticated enough to work its charisma anywhere.

    Sofa and coffee table
    FueraDentro at Encompassco

    Side table
    Molteni&C at Chaplins

    Discover more modern garden ideas to help you create a relaxing retreat in our garden channel

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