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.

  • Living wall with horizontal fence panels and hanging zinc planters

    The simple addition of horizontal fence panels turn the side of the shed into a decorative living wall. This could also work on a stretch of bare fence or wall, or the side of a balcony. Any of these outdoor spaces can be transformed into a vertical garden for smaller plant pots and baskets.

  • Feature wall displaying shelves and garden accessories above a potting bench

    Fashion a feature wall in the garden. In the same way you’d hang photos indoors, create a display of bird boxes, barometers and wire box shelves – that leave plants open to the rain.

  • Garden bar shed with hanging herbs, bar trolley and bar stools

    Create the perfect place to entertain by making a private bar in the garden. This Robert Dyas shed will hold your garden furniture in the winter, then open out into a bar for garden parties and alfresco sundowners in the summer months. Hang herbs from the roof, handy for cocktail hour.

  • Courtyard garden with container plants and woven garden chair

    Instead of spreading out container pots, make a greater impact by clustering them into groups. Arrange them at varying heights to create pockets of greenery around a patio or courtyard area.

  • Outdoor seating area with modern pergola and decorative accessories

    Zone a seating area with a modern wooden structure. Add a roof of rush matting or train climbers up it to provide shade. Take your indoor style out with decorative rugs and cushions.

  • Outdoor kitchen with tiled splashback, shelves and storage baskets

    Outdoor kitchens are becoming evermore popular. Get on board with your own version. If you go in for barbecuing in a big way, adding a surface and shelves will let you prep and cook without to-ing and fro-ing indoors. Mount leftover tiles onto thick ply to create a temporary splashback for your outdoor kitchen.

  • Courtyard garden with bench-style corner sofa seating and matching chair

    This DIY handmade bench seating has transformed this courtyard garden. The clever corner sofa design uses every inch of space wisely. Better still it’s been designed to use as additional garden storage. The bench seating lifts to reveal a hidden storage box beneath. Storing cushions and other garden accessories here makes the most of small garden space.

  • City-garden-with-raised-beds-and-copper-features

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

    Tent
    Baker & Bell

    Bunting
    B&Q

    Lamp
    Dotcomgiftshop

  • Outdoor lounging with contemporary patterns

    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.

    Similar parasol
    Wayfair

    Similar garden furniture
    Houseology

  • Grey and white patio with a pop of neon

    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.

    Similar bench
    Worldstores

    Similar neon fabric
    Designers Guild

  • Garden deck with citrus accents

    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.


    Chairs

    Chaplins

    Table
    Puckhaber

  • Casual grey-and-green courtyard garden

    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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    Scion

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