Creating the perfect outdoor space for smaller gardens

They say your garden is your own little bit of paradise, but it’s slightly more difficult to immerse yourself in the outdoors when you only have a small amount of space available. If you don’t have acres to work with here are a few tips and tricks on how to get the perfect look for your little Garden of Eden…

Cut back

We can see the appeal overgrown plants may have in a large garden but in a smaller space they can have a messy and chaotic effect. In order to avoid this, make sure you keep on top of those pesky weeds and clip back any plants threatening to take over the garden.


Prioritise furniture

Enjoy the great British weather to its full potential by investing in some decent garden furniture. As soon as the sun makes an appearance, we Brits make a beeline to get the deckchairs out. However, time spend faffing often means that by the time you’ve rescued them from the garden shed the sun has already gone in! Instead, why not opt for furniture that can stay outside all year round.  As we all know, England is partial to a bit of rain so weather resistant furniture is perfect.

Keep it neutral

A neutral colour palette complements the popular geometric trend so often found in smaller gardens. White furniture and sleepers paired with grey gravel go perfectly with luscious greenery can keep your garden looking fresh and not over-crowded. We love these Artstone Ella Planters in grey from John Lewis – perfect for planting a small tree or leafy plant.

Add height

Add height to your garden by using a trellis to create a living wall, bringing life to an otherwise unused space. We’d also recommend planting herbs or vegetables up walls instead of using up valuable ground space. Take your pick from various trellis designs for a bargain price over at B&Q or Wilko.


Do you have any top tips for creating the perfect small outdoor space? Let us know in the comments below, or share your garden pics over on our social channels!



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1 Comment on "Creating the perfect outdoor space for smaller gardens"

  1. A great post, you’d think it would be easier to design a smaller garden but more often than not these are the gardens that prove to be the more difficult projects.

    I definitely agree that height and keeping it neutral are two of the most important aspects of a successful small garden.

    Thank you for this post. I’ll be sharing it.

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