Modern gardens in London don't have to be at odds with their surroundings. The best designs play to the strengths of the local area while at the same time adding something new. Be it curving lines or geometric shapes, Jonathan Mark's designs combine form and function in a way that enriches your world. Whatever your garden demands, here are six reasons to go for modern garden design.
Think of modern gardens designs as your living artwork set against functional elements. Think minimalist planters with evergreens and limes, or patchworks of colour and light. Or how about grasses and perennials with colour-blocked walls and seating? Jonathan Mark researches the best garden materials and technologies for your needs while also drawing on our in-house horticultural expertise.
After a home renovation, you might find your beautiful outdoor space feeling suddenly out of sync. For that reason, modern garden designers with an attention to detail might combine glass doors and windows, contemporary patio slabs, and artificial lighting to create a flow between indoors and out. Our bespoke approach to garden design has posed us with challenges in the past. One past client, for instance, wanted a structured Edwardian garden to suit their Victorian home, but one that felt informal and fresh.
The right kind of garden upgrade allows for socialising and relaxation all year round. While modern garden paving slabs keep things neat, tidy, and usable in any weather, outstanding landscape design will keep drawing your family outside. Jonathan Mark weighs the pros and cons of all your paving stone options, from hard-wearing granite to undulating sandstone, to match the most excellent materials to your needs.
Whether you’re into horticulture or you want a retreat for the family, even a small London garden can cater to various needs. Imagine a calming, Zen-like refuge of well-managed space, simple elegance, and minimal upkeep demands. Or a more impressive London garden design complete with food prep and dining areas, decking, and foliage. Jonathan Mark has spent years working with families to create the perfect compact gardens, continually finding new ways to integrate play areas for pets and children with otherwise chic designs.
Of course, the right selection of garden slabs and features can sometimes eliminate the need for plants. For example, stone and wood features with clean lines and striking focal points can sometimes be enough on their own. Alternatively, synthetic grasses, plants, and other smart solutions can add a splash of green that requires practically no maintenance.
With less of an emphasis on plants, you won’t be looking out the window at a chore. In other words, your garden space is less likely to fall into disrepair. But for those who love getting their hands dirty, clean, modern lines can help to break up the space into visibly more manageable sections. Smart watering systems and other technologies can also help make maintenance a doddle. Plus we'll work with you to choose a selection of plants that need just as much care as you can give them.
Our team has a passion for contemporary garden design in London. With more than ten years of landscaping experience, we excel at designing outdoor spaces fit for modern lifestyles and a faster pace of life.