Small, low maintenance garden: minimalistic Garden by Yorkshire Gardens

21 beautiful British back gardens with ideas to copy

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If you've been procrastinating about getting your garden sorted, we think that a slew of fabulous finished projects might be the final push you need to get your landscape architect over for a cuppa and a planning session! Whether you fancy a contemporary and social garden or a traditional country-style space, filled with plants and flowers, we've got some brilliant ideas for you, right here. Let's make more of that garden, before summer officially arrives, shall we?

1. Talk about low maintenance but high impact! The simple white beds here and sleek decking are amazing!

Small, low maintenance garden: minimalistic Garden by Yorkshire Gardens
Yorkshire Gardens

Small, low maintenance garden

Yorkshire Gardens

2. Colourful furniture cushions will pick out all the gorgeous hues and design throughout the rest of your garden.

3. Shaped lawns make a very dramatic statement and have an almost heritage look to them! So pretty!

Circular lawns and traditional planting: country Garden by Unique Landscapes
Unique Landscapes

Circular lawns and traditional planting

Unique Landscapes

4. Oooh! How about a zen garden design that really sticks to a definite theme. The red and black here is fantastic!

The moon gate with wooden art behind: asian Garden by Lush Garden Design
Lush Garden Design

The moon gate with wooden art behind

Lush Garden Design

5. Small gardens work so well over multiple levels and with sweet little space dividers! Some colour is fun too!

6. We love the idea of building raised planters and trying to grow some food in our gardens, don't you?

Modern Garden with a rustic twist: modern Garden by Yorkshire Gardens
Yorkshire Gardens

Modern Garden with a rustic twist

Yorkshire Gardens

7. Why waste time with a lawn, if you don't want to commit to the upkeep? A gravelled seating area will look just as great!

8. If you like an element of control, a small garden is perfect for some decking, contained wooden planters and a bistro dining set! So sweet!

9. Using a blend of natural materials will always create a cohesive and beautiful garden. We love the dark stone accents here!

Bespoke Western Red Cedar hairpin leg table and built in floating bench: modern Garden by Tom Massey Landscape & Garden Design
Tom Massey Landscape & Garden Design

Bespoke Western Red Cedar hairpin leg table and built in floating bench

Tom Massey Landscape & Garden Design

10. If you are a social butterfly, you know you have little option but to turn your garden into a lovely outdoor kitchen, right? So handy!

11. A luscious lawn and bustling borders look wonderful in front of some sharp wooden decking. It's pared back but lovely!

12. Slate chippings are a wonderfully high-end take on the classic bark border coverings! What a neat finish they create!

13. This garden is such a lot of fun and shows that if you have an eclectic side, it can be extended out to the garden as well!

14. What an amazing terrace! The pale flagstones work so well to divide the natural and sociable elements!

15. This is the epitome of an English country garden, with unstructured planting and rugged stones!

16. Isn't it a great idea to make designer furniture pieces the focal point of a garden, rather than the plants? So contemporary!

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

​Back garden at Bedford Gardens House.

Nash Baker Architects Ltd

17. What's not to love here? The shaped lawn, colourful borders and lovely pergola are all utterly beautiful.

18. The blend of natural stone and pared back wood here is creating a fantastic warm ambience. Love that pond as well!

19. Stone gabion walls are such a modern aesthetic that make a definite statement. The industrial overtones are just so chic!

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

Small Garden with a Very Steep Slope

Yorkshire Gardens

20. The contrast of bright white and luscious green in this garden is inspirational. The contemporary finish is so undeniable as well.

21. What a note to end on! This garden really proves the power of effective outdoor lighting and has so many imitable elements. Just look at those lawn lights!

For a little more garden inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: Gorgeous garden ideas for modern homes.

Did you spot some elements that you want in your garden?
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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