Contemporary Modern Landscape Design Ideas for Small Urban Gardens and Patios. A small garden in London was updated by London based landscape architects "A New Garden". The family wanted a relaxing urban oasis, a place to work, study and entertain, a modern garden for the entire family to enjoy. Raised beds were custom made with cement blocks and were coated with a pure white stucco plaster. Part of the lawn receives no sun so artificial grass was used. A little home office studio was constructed in the back of the garden which can also double as a guest house. The hardwood decks are constructed from cedar wood. The modern and minimalist concrete outdoor chaises are the Willy Guhl Loop Chaises from Stardust Modern Design.