Use rectangles to create a zig-zag plot: A series of rectangular lawns or any other ground cover or paving of your choosing - pebbles, decking - are laid at right angles to each other. They traverse the garden, giving strong direction. By Diarmuid Gavin.
Teak Fence and Backyard Garden Deck - City Beautiful Carpentry: A modern design using reclaimed teak from china. By using reclaimed wood, this client ensured that no trees were felled to create his ultimate backyard meditation garden.
A Carroll Gardens garden designed by Susan Welti of Foras Studio for Carin Goldberg and Jim Biber of Pentagram (originally published in Domino). Outdoors: Modern Townhouse Garden Roundup : RemodelistaTwo views of a townhouse garden in London, via Option.