Modern Gardens


The Modern Garden

For those who appreciate a more clean and architectural outdoor space, modern gardens are the way to go. Modern gardens focus on geometric form, limited colour and textural palettes, and clean lines that mimic the surrounding structures.


Key Features

Geometric Form: Modern gardens use straight lines, simple geometric shapes, and vertical accents to complement the surrounding architecture.

Simplicity: For a clean look, modern garden design is intentional about using limited colour and textural palettes both in the hardscaping and plant choice.

Intentional Spaces: Modern gardens are centered around functionality and include clearly defined open spaces for the intended use.


TIP: A well-designed modern garden uses these key features to create an open and inviting space that is well-balanced with repeating patterns, colours, and textures.


Featured Plants

Modern gardens tend to limit plants to those with geometric forms, including spherical, columnar, and vertical growth habits.


– Tall Grasses

– Columnar or Shaped Evergreens

– Tall Single Stem Perennials

Modern Garden Plants


Karl Foerster’s Feather Reed Grass

Calamagrostis x acu. ‘Karl Foerster’ 

Northern Lights Tufted Hair Grass

Deshampsia cespitosa ‘Northern Lights’

Elijah Blue Fescue Grass

Festuca glauca ‘Elijah Blue’


Summer Beauty Allium

Allium tang. ‘Summer Beauty’

Dusseldorf Pride Seathrift

America maritima ‘Dusseldorfer Stolz’

Veitch’s Blue Globe Thistle

Echinops ritro ‘Veitch’s Blue’

Siberian Iris

Iris sibirica

Blue Blazing Star Liatris

Liatris spicata

Little Rocket Ligularia

Ligularia ‘Little Rocket’

Asiatic Lilies

Lilium auratum

Tiger Lilies

Lilium lancifolium

May Night Salvia

Salvia x sylvestris ‘Mainacht’

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Blue Arrow Juniper

Juniperus scopulorum ‘Blue Arrow’

Skyrocket Juniper

Juniperus scop. ‘Skyrocket’

Wichita Blue Juniper

Juniperus scop. ‘Wichita Blue’

Little Gem Spruce

Picea abies ‘Little Gem’

Bird’s Nest Spruce

Picea abies ‘Nidiformis’

Weeping White Spruce

Picea glauca pendula

Dwarf Mugo Pine

Pinus mugo ‘Pumilio’

Slowmound Mugo Pine

Pinus mugo ‘Slowmound’

Columnar Scotch Pine

Pinus syl. ‘Fastigiata’

Danica Cedar

Thuja occidentalis ‘Danica’

Holmstrup Cedar

Thuja occidentalis ‘Holmstrup’

Skybound Cedar

Thuja occidentalis ‘Skybound’


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