for a modern look, incorporate some builtin seating for a clean look and to separate your garden into zones
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Traditionele Tuin met gebakken klinkers
"Gardens are for people" - outdoor living and dinning room, by Helen Green
contemporary gardens - Google Search
This small garden Mediterranean planting scheme includes Olive trees, boxwood topiary balls, myrtle, white hydrangeas and rosemary...Full details on Modern Country Style blog: Leopoldina Haynes' Small Garden
LOVE this idea . . . the gravel and square pavers . . . fairly easy and quick way to get extended patio or walkway area. Awesome!