Small Garden Ideas To Transform A Tiny Space

Your back lawn may not resemble the gardens of Versailles, but there’s no reason why you can’t create an outside space fit for a king (or queen). With a little design know-how, even the most petite of grass patches, the humblest of patios or the tiniest of balconies can be transformed into a beautiful place you’ll want to spend lots of time. We share our top tips for small gardens…

Into The Fold

Foldable furniture is a small garden’s best friend. Whether you have family over for an al-fresco meal or want to free up some space for a spot of gardening, these space-saving furniture pieces can be brought in and out to your heart’s content. We couldn’t imagine a lovelier spot for our avo on toast.

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Plant Pots That Pop

Don’t let space restrictions stop you from creating a garden full of blooms. Create contrast and visual vibrancy with flower pots in different colours, shapes and sizes. If your urban garden comes in the form of a tiny balcony, don’t worry. Create a green oasis in the sky by making a feature of your railings with entwining vines or adding a pop of colour with wind-tolerant plants and flowers.

 

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A midsummer night’s dream

We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again, lighting is the simplest way to create a cosy ambience in your garden. Look to atmospheric candles and glowing lanterns to add a hint of romance to a balmy summer evening spent outdoors.

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A Foliage Feature

A key trick for disguising a limited space is to make the boundaries disappear. Liven up a back wall or fence with sun-seeking climbing plants and textures of foliage in a colour palette of light green, grey and silver to make the space feel bigger. If you’re lucky enough to have a brick wall, cover it in wisteria – you’ll thank us every spring when you are rewarded with the most amazing Instagram-worthy display.

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Mirror, Mirror On The Wall

A mirror is a clever addition to any small garden. Opening up the space and reflecting light in more shady corners, it will give the illusion of a garden double the size. Choose one that will blend seamlessly into the surroundings and look to full length ones to trick the eye.

Touch-me textures

Bright rugs, vibrant cushions and cosy throws can bring even the most miniscule garden to life, making your outdoor space all the more inviting.

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Looking for more inspiration? Read our top tips on adding colour to your garden.

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