Shop Products
Houzz Logo Print
Photo of a mid-sized contemporary shade backyard stone formal garden in Other for summer.
Yorkshire Gardens
Yorkshire Gardens
Average rating: 5 out of 5 stars28 ReviewsView Profile

Modern Garden with a rustic twist

Within this garden we wanted to create a space which was not only on numerous levels, but also had various points of interest. This garden is on a slope, but is also very wide. Firstly, we broke up the space by using rustic sleepers to create several raised beds,as well as steps which lead to differennt zones. This helps to give the garden a more traditional, country edge. The sleepers were also used to create a winding path through out the garden, marrying together the various areas. The path leads up to the impressive sunburst pergola and circular stone patio. This is the perfect spot to view the whole garden. At the other end of the garden another pergola sits amougnst a bustling flower bed, and will be used to train vining flowers. Along the back wall of the garden a raised bed is home to a stunning display of wildflower. This plot is not only a fabulous riot of colour and full of rustic charm, but it also attracts a whole host of insects and animals. While wildflowers looks great they are also very low maintenance. Mixed gravel has been used to create a variety of texture. This surface is intermittently dotted with colour with lemon thyme, red hot pokers and foxgloves. Stone has been used to create a warm and welcoming patio area. Flower beds at the front of the garden can be used for veg and other leafy plants. Overall we have created a country style with a very contemporary twist through the use of gravel, modern shape and structural landscaping.

Sponsored By

Questions About This Photo (2)

Have a question about this photo? Ask our community.
What Houzz contributors are saying
Sarah Alcroft added this to Patio of the Week: Planted Terraces Remake a Sloped YardJune 30, 2020

This is a view of the just-planted garden from the opposite end. “As with long, thin gardens, it’s best to break up a...

What Houzzers are commenting on
priestland added this to Ballybogy GardenJanuary 21, 2024

Hard landscaping