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Contemporary Garden Design in Kent, Essex & London

Contemporary Garden Design Specialists

Stylish and chic, a contemporary-style garden is one of the most popular choices for domestic gardens, small or large. With a blend of neutral colours, crisp edges, and low-maintenance planting, it’s perfect for the modern family.  Here at Oakleigh Manor, we can create beautiful contemporary gardens, designed and built with you in mind.

Creating your Dream Contemporary Garden

Crisp, sharp lines

A key feature of a contemporary garden is the use of crisp and clean lines and shapes which can be created with the use of hard materials, such as stone, paving and decking. This creates a flawless finish that is pleasing to the eye.

Natural Materials & Neutral Tones

The use of natural materials is very important in a contemporary-style garden. You will often see muted tones, such as greys, whites and creams, creating an air of simplicity yet enhancing the flawless finish to the garden.

Popular choices of material include:

  • Porcelain paving
  • Composite decking
  • Slate
  • Corten steel
  • Timber
  • Oak
  • Western red cedar

Low Maintenance Planting Schemes

In a contemporary garden, plants are often contained within beds and neatly manicured. You will often see trimmed box hedges and small pockets of plants surrounding patio/decking areas. Although plants are often a subtle addition in a contemporary garden, the planting is a great way to soften areas of hard materials.

Water Features

A water feature is a great addition to a contemporary garden, adding other sensory ingredients to the space with the movement of the water.

 

Lighting Scheme

Lighting in a contemporary garden is key to creating a functional space that can be enjoyed day to night. Illuminating different areas can help to define the lines and shapes and highlight key features in the garden. A great addition to give your garden the wow-factor.

Contemporary Garden Structures

Including a garden structure such as a pergola or gazebo can add another dimension to your contemporary garden. Not only that, but the use of natural wood such as Oak or Cedar can help tie everything in together and compliment the neutral tones.

Crisp, sharp lines

A key feature of a contemporary garden is the use of crisp and clean lines and shapes which can be created with the use of hard materials, such as stone, paving and decking. This creates a flawless finish that is pleasing to the eye.

Natural Materials & Neutral Tones

The use of natural materials is very important in a contemporary-style garden. You will often see muted tones, such as greys, whites and creams, creating an air of simplicity yet enhancing the flawless finish to the garden.

Popular choices of material include:

  • Porcelain paving
  • Composite decking
  • Slate
  • Corten steel
  • Timber
  • Oak
  • Western red cedar

Low Maintenance Planting Schemes

In a contemporary garden, plants are often contained within beds and neatly manicured. You will often see trimmed box hedges and small pockets of plants surrounding patio/decking areas. Although plants are often a subtle addition in a contemporary garden, the planting is a great way to soften areas of hard materials.

Water Features

A water feature is a great addition to a contemporary garden, adding other sensory ingredients to the space with the movement of the water.

 

Lighting Scheme

Lighting in a contemporary garden is key to creating a functional space that can be enjoyed day to night. Illuminating different areas can help to define the lines and shapes and highlight key features in the garden. A great addition to give your garden the wow-factor.

Contemporary Garden Structures

Including a garden structure such as a pergola or gazebo can add another dimension to your contemporary garden. Not only that, but the use of natural wood such as Oak or Cedar can help tie everything in together and compliment the neutral tones.

Our Recent Projects

What to Expect

If you would like your garden redesigned by our Design team, simply complete the enquiry form or call the team today. No fees are charged for an initial chat or for most initial site meetings. We will prepare you a written “Design Fee Proposal” prior to proceeding with any charges to you.

So firstly, we will need a little bit of your time to find out a little about your ideas, then we would look to arrange an Initial Site Meeting with one of our designers, at a time convenient to you, preferably at the site location or to view drawings of developing scheme projects. At the meeting, we will listen to your requirements, then suggest the some ideas and provide advice for your project. This will take approximately one hour of your time.

Once we understand your Design requirement, we will  submit a Design Fee Proposal for you to consider with no obligation, this will state our Design Fees and the stages of design work we will carry out for you. Our service is tailored to suit you, your home and your requirements so your Design Fee proposal will specify the correct type of survey required, whether you will need to invest into an optional  Concept Design stage, and the appropriate stages of the process.

Each Design Package offers the most suitable survey type, a client brief, a conceptual stage if required, finally we will create a large format Master Design together with a Garden Installation Quotation & Specification to construct the new design.

We also provide planning guidance for all projects that require local authority or other permissions.

Other Services From Oakleigh Manor

The Oakleigh Manor group provides a huge range of services geared for a beautiful Garden or Landscape, Driveways, Garden Lighting and Illumination, Drainage and/or Irrigation systems, Swimming Pools, Artificial Grass Surfaces, Resin Gravel Surfaces and more in Kent and the South East of England.

Planting Schemes

Landscaping

Like what you see? Take the next step

Simply complete our online Enquiry Form or call the Oakleigh Manor team on 0800 023 1310 to discuss your requirements. Our team can guide you through the options available for all our services, provide initial budgets or arrange an Initial Site Visit from one of our friendly team.