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3. Contemporary Gardens

Modern homes with large areas of open glass provide great opportunities for connection between house and garden, but modernism isn't just about concrete and glass...

Contemporary Gardens
3.1 AN EXOTIC FORMAL GARDEN FOR A MODERN HOUSE
Enclosed on all sides by high walls, clothed in fan trained fruit trees, this garden comprises 2 main areas- an open formal lawn garden with Box hedges and formalized planting and a lush rear area with pond, Tree ferns and luxuriant planting. Grape vines festoon the cedar pergola and provide produce along with the Fig and Cherry trees.

Contemporary Gardens
3.2 A MODERN ARCHITECTURAL GARDEN
This garden contrasts stark white painted rendered walls & exotic planting of Agave, Palms and Bamboo with a more naturalistic, woodland area of trees and native hedges.

Contemporary Gardens
3.3 A MODERN DESIGN FOR A VICTORIAN HOUSE
A cedar deck leads directly from the large open glass doors with sawn sandstone steps and coping leading to different levels. Tree ferns give a luxuriant feel and Bamboo encloses the garden and disguises the children's playhouse.

Contemporary Gardens
3.4 A MODERN HOUSE AND GARDEN IN A TRADITIONAL SETTING
This newly built house is set within an existing landscape of mature trees and shrubs.

Contemporary Gardens
3.5 A GARDEN ON DIFFERENT LEVELS WITH A STUDIO
Outdoor paving uses the same stone as the interior and leads seamlessly into the garden. Steps lead upto the higher level; tiered pools and a cascade take advantage of the level change.