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Contemporary Garden Styles

Contemporary garden styles are the perfect choice for homeowners wanting an elegant, streamlined, modern and minimal landscape. The emphasis is on a clutter-free garden using a few well-chosen luxury materials and a neutral colour palette. If you have bi-fold doors leading onto your garden, extend the flooring outside for frictionless movement. Add a focal point, whether architectural planting or a modern sculpture. Outdoor entertaining is a must, so you’ll want to include a large terrace for your outside lounge and kitchen. The in-house design team at Acacia Gardens has created a list of ten contemporary landscape features that you’ll want to include.

10 Contemporary Garden Design Features

  1. Keeping the design minimal and clutter-free
  2. Creating bold shapes and clean lines
  3. Selecting modern luxury materials
  4. Working with a neutral colour palette
  5. Extending indoor flooring into the garden
  6. Going all out on a garden centrepiece
  7. Using architectural plants for maximum impact
  8. Entertaining in style with an outdoor living area
  9. Cooking up a storm with a garden kitchen
  10. Adding a sense of drama with outdoor lighting
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Frequently Asked Questions
About Contemporary Garden Styles and Design

A contemporary garden style and design is minimal and sleek, with clean lines and an uncluttered appearance.

Any property looks excellent with this type of garden style, whether modern or period.

Choose luxury materials and keep them to a minimum. Sandstone paving is an excellent choice. We recommend using a composite material for decking or built-in seating because it will last a long time and is available in different colours and appearances. Corten steel is a beautiful material for cladding planters.

A neutral colour palette is best—natural colours such as taupe or earthy tones. An alternative is grey with black. You can add a pop of colour using a vibrant shade if you want to liven things up.

Lush green foliage looks impressive, such as ferns, grasses and bamboo. An ornamental tree is another recommendation. Tropical or Mediterranean planting schemes will also look fabulous. Light up your plants at night to create a wow factor. If you want to add a splash of colour, we recommend keeping the palette to a minimum; bright red or hot pink are always a striking choice.

How Acacia Gardens Can Help
With Your Contemporary Garden Design

Our in-house team can create bespoke designs if a contemporary garden design sounds compelling. After listening to your brief and taking your comments on board, we can produce 3D plans and a 3D video, giving you a realistic view of your garden. If you like what you see, our complete garden design and build package ensure that your desired garden design can become a reality. Before you know it, you could be relaxing in your backyard and entertaining your family. Contact Acacia Gardens today to discuss your unique requirements.

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