Midnight party garden:  Garden by Robert Hughes Garden Design

16 exciting modern ideas for dull suburban gardens

Amy Buxton Amy Buxton

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So many people think their suburban garden can't be anything fun or exciting, but we're here to show you that if you can dream it, you can build it. With the help of a landscaper, perhaps!

There are endless possibilities to put your gardening skills to the test in your outdoor space so, if you've been labouring under the misunderstanding that a luscious lawn is the best that you can hope for, prepare to feel more inspired than ever before to get modern.

1. This segmented artistic garden is nothing short of amazing! The colourful additions and partitioned social areas are beautiful

Party garden in Sevenoaks, Kent:  Garden by Earth Designs
Earth Designs

Party garden in Sevenoaks, Kent

Earth Designs

2. With tall fencing, this beautiful modern suburban courtyard feels like a private haven

3. Trellis fencing keeps this space a little more interesting and perfect green ensures everything remains classic

Claremont Road:  Garden by Will Eckersley
Will Eckersley

Claremont Road

Will Eckersley

4. Potted box hedge and designer patio furniture combine to make this a real slice of heaven

​Back garden at Bedford Gardens House. :  Garden by Nash Baker Architects Ltd
Nash Baker Architects Ltd

​Back garden at Bedford Gardens House.

Nash Baker Architects Ltd

5. When lawns don't appeal in your suburban garden, how about eye-catching gabions?

Small Garden with a Very Steep Slope:  Garden by Yorkshire Gardens
Yorkshire Gardens

Small Garden with a Very Steep Slope

Yorkshire Gardens

6. Bright white, smoothly rendered walls are so modernist and striking

7. Everything you could need is in this modern space, from a pizza oven to a party annex!

patio with raised sitting area and suspended brick barbecue :  Garden by Progressive Design London
Progressive Design London

patio with raised sitting area and suspended brick barbecue

Progressive Design London

8. The playful use of shapes here is such a modern take on traditional garden additions

Broadgates Road SW18:  Garden by BTL Property LTD
BTL Property LTD

Broadgates Road SW18

BTL Property LTD

9. Modular bench seating, gorgeous lighting and luxe materials have created a modern masterpiece

10. Self-contained raised beds give this space a really organised and contemporary look

A low-maintenance entertaining space:  Garden by Lush Garden Design
Lush Garden Design

A low-maintenance entertaining space

Lush Garden Design

11. With social functions given more focus than green additions, this is a suburban hotspot!

Terrace with furniture:  Garden by Gardenplan Design
Gardenplan Design

Terrace with furniture

Gardenplan Design

12. Grey hues tap into the current trend for more industrial vibes. The slabs here are smooth and stunning

13. If you're going to go all out with your modern garden, a dramatic greenhouse is a must! What a great way to grow some food, even in a city location

itv's Love Your Garden with Alan Titchmarsh:  Garden by Solardome Industries Limited
Solardome Industries Limited

itv's Love Your Garden with Alan Titchmarsh

Solardome Industries Limited

14. Small spaces don't have to be hopeless. Just look at this wonderful little garden!

15. Including bright colours in your garden is a modern trend that looks set to stay

Contemporary Garden - North London:  Garden by Earth Designs
Earth Designs

Contemporary Garden—North London

Earth Designs

16. Vibrant seating and attention-grabbing sectional fencing all work to create a modern masterpiece!

For more modern garden inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: 24 Creative Ideas To Use Stone Stylishly In Your Garden.

Could a modern look work in your garden?
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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