"Modern garden"--a description that is often thrown around these days but is not really very descriptive at all. What is a modern garden, actually? Cool, hip, progressive, futuristic? What a modern garden is definitely varies--but ultimately people generally use this term to mean a garden that has "clean lines", or is sleek, unusual, out of the ordinary, or streamlined, and spare, stylistically speaking. Recently I designed a modern townhouse garden in Manhattan that has a very simple composition and palette, is very low maintenance and has all year round seasonal interest, critical for any garden especially if you can see if from inside--this one is literally an extension of the kitchen and dining room both visually and experientially.
Breaking it down, here are 7 ideas for a garden with clean lines:
All photos taken by Matthew Williams: