Modern garden – easy to maintain and timeless


If you want sleek and timeless design in your garden, this is the place to be. Modern gardens are not only timeless but also very functional. This is often a garden that requires little maintenance. This garden style is therefore one of the most popular in the Netherlands.

Minimalist elements

The modern garden is known for its sleek appearance. When laying out your modern garden, you work with clean lines and garden rooms. Thus, each element is well ordered in the garden, giving it an uncluttered appearance. The style is usually completed with white, black and shades of grey in addition to the greenery in the borders. The use of neutral colours quickly creates a minimalist effect in your garden. Of course, you can combine different minimalist materials. For example, use rough stones with nice pebbles around them as a path to the seating area and use wooden decking with grass to continue the path to the back of your garden. By combining minimalist elements, you can make your garden completely unique.

Tight lines or not?

A tight garden does not necessarily mean that the lines in your garden have to be tight! By being creative with the lines, you can bring different parts of your garden into focus without the garden losing its overview. If your garden is narrow but long, you can let the lines run from different angles to emphasise the depth of the garden without making it appear narrower. The modern style makes use of many hardened materials. However, a lot of greenery is also part of the modern garden. So don’t use too much paving to keep 2/3e of the garden free for planting. The garden remains maintenance-friendly without contributing to the petrification of Dutch gardens.

Modern planting

Every garden needs greenery, including your modern garden. Although the plants are often forgotten, they too should be chosen with care. Provide an evergreen framework so that in winter there is still enough variation in green through textures and colours. This is the basis of your garden and also gives peace. When choosing plants, also consider how easy they are to care for – unless, of course, you don’t mind gardening at all. Using flower borders prevents the garden from looking cluttered. Fill it with plants of your own choice. Can’t quite work it out yourself? Then go to our square metre configurator op de website en vogel zo uit hoe jij de border gaat invullen.

When planting a modern garden, it is important to choose an evergreen framework for the garden. Make sure there is enough variety in greenery in winter by choosing different textures, colours and sizes of leaves for your evergreens. These are the basis of your garden and also provide the tranquillity.

Besides the green borders, you can also make plant-pot combinations. This form of greening creates atmosphere and is also flexible because the pots can be moved easily. For small gardens, this is the perfect solution for more greenery without having to dedicate a permanent place for it.

To make it easier to choose from our range, we have already listed a number of plants that will look great together in your modern garden. The plants are attractive to bees, butterflies and other insects and thus contribute to the preservation of nature.

  • Liriope muscari ‘Monroe White’ lily grass with narrow leaves and beautiful white upright flower clusters.
  • Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Hameln’ is a popular grass with compact growth. The leaves are narrow, line-shaped and green to dark green. This ornamental grass is also hardy, drought tolerant, tolerates sea wind and air pollution. You can use the plumes as cut flowers and put them in a vase in your house.
  • Miscanthus sinensis ‘Gracillimus’ is a beautiful reed with a bushy, upright form and narrow green leaves with a white centre stripe. The Miscanthus prefers the sun or half sun.
  • Clematis ‘Samaritan Jo’is a climber with large lilac flowers. The large-flowered Clematis likes to stand in the sun or half-shadow. The flowering period of the climber is from May to September!
  • Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’ is a low-growing ornamental grass with black-green leaves and purple flowers that turn into black berries. Place the ornamental grass in the sun or half shade.
  • Actinidia arguta ‘Issai’ organically grown kiwi grape produces small, hairless fruits. In the sun or semi-shade the kiwi grape will be most productive. Around August and September you can expect and harvest the fruits.

Tree tip: Good Roots Betula pendula ‘Spider Alley’.

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