Gardening and Landscaping

Guest Groups: Contemporary Garden Thoughts

Hooray! Summer has finally arrived! Now it is time to get outdoors and enjoy your garden. If you are eager to integrate modern styling and design into your garden, however small or big it is, there are lots of strategies to achieve this and a good deal of products that may help create a fresh appearance. Below are my top picks of modern garden thoughts. — Rachel out of Fresh Design Blog

David Harber

The Torus

This wonderful piece of modern sculpture by David Harper naturally brings the eye in. The light and reflections from the polished stainless steel create lovely effects in the garden.

John Lewis

Farmer’s Cottage Rotating Sphere Seater – GBP 7,599

I love the appearance of this backyard shredder! You can sit indoors in sunlight or shade and rotate it to get another perspective.

Go Modern Furniture

Kanpazar 150cm Garden Light – GBP 690

These are perfect for helping light up a pathway at nighttime. The design is inspired by a pine tree.

John Lewis

Purchase Barlow Tyrie Dune Day Bed – GBP 2,805

Oh, if I only had space for it! This seems wonderfully comfy for relaxing around the patio.

Abode Interiors

Garden Rattan Love Sofa Natural – GBP 499.99

What’s not to enjoy about a love couch? It is adorable and comfy, and it has a multipositional canopy to shield you from sunlight, wind or prying eyes.

Garden Beet

Metal Trellis – GBP 36

This metallic honeycomb trellis is excellent for making a modern look on a wall with climbing plants. It is modular, so that you can create your own pattern.


Apollo Pergola – GBP 519.99

I love the domed design of this modern pergola, for so often they’re only square. You can develop a climbing rose, honeysuckle or clematis up the structure, or keep it bare to enjoy the timber.

Furniture Village

The Apple Daybed Pod

Does not this seem like a super way to get comfy in the garden? The Apple Daybed Pod includes closely cushions (one for the base and five scatter cushions) and is the best place to unwind and get protection from sunlight.


Stainless Steel Sheet Fountain Water Feature – GBP 199.49

This looks like a great water feature to get a modern garden. It is made from a sheet of stainless steel and comes supplied with low-voltage lighting.


Strange Fruit from James Lethbridge Glass – $517.70

This unusual art installation for your garden is — would you believe it? — produced from glass. The stems blend in beautifully one of a border of flowers and plants, plus they glimmer and shine as they catch the light. It is a definite feature and talking point for a modern garden!

Shoots & Roots

Black Floral Aluminium Stool – GBP 120

I love the notion of this furniture. It is practical as a garden seating solution, and the intricate floral design looks stunning too.

Contemporary Tiki Torches – GBP 29.95

This is a nice contemporary-style garden flashlight. It is perfect for barbecues and very apt for the year.

David Harber

Three Tiered Chalice Water Feature

This impressive chalice-style water feature for the garden gives the impression that the bowls rotate whenever they are actually static.

House of Fraser

Oceans Outdoor Atlantic Daybed – GBP 2,099

This looks like a fabulous daybed! I love the tent/tepee style of it.


Succulent Steel – GBP 1,395

Iron Vein is famous for designing striking metal garden sculptures, and this metal succulent is no exclusion. I especially enjoy the fact that every leaf is a separate part, and that means you can layout and style your agave plant from your garden as you wish.

Go Modern Furniture

Cube Garden Coffee Table – GBP 400

This is a lovely contemporary coffee table for your garden. It has got a glass high, but you can fill the pit beneath with pebbles, shells or glass nuggets.

Garden XL

Leisuregrow Torino Curved Bench Furniture Place – GBP 1,899

I really like the curved effect of this garden furniture set. The pieces fit together into a circle when not being used.


Contemporary Steel Phantom Firepit – GBP 124.99

This looks like a sleek and stylish modern fire pit.

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