Gone are the days when everyone would dream of perfectly manicured gardens that had borders full to bursting. Modern, easy-to-maintain designs that are geared towards socialising are now very much the thing.
However, don't worry if you're unsure how that would translate in your outdoor space, as we have some fantastic ideas for you. From sleek seating to unusual, artistic schemes, we've found some incredible styles that we know will have you calling in landscape architects for some quotes.
Let's take a look at them, shall we?
1. Year-round garden enjoyment is even possible in South Africa when you build seating around a stylish fire pit!
7. Keeping plants in large pots, rather than traditional borders, will help you to maintain them easily and give you the freedom to change things up as and when you want. We also adore this modern, low-level seating
12. Concrete and wood are fast becoming a modern garden dream team and we can see why! Bench seating on a perfectly smooth terrace allows for outdoor enjoyment, as well as a stylish look and minimal garden maintenance