Embracing a Small Garden

We’re just one week away from officially welcoming Spring! After months of feeling cooped up indoors it’s finally time to dig out the gardening tools and embrace the garden again, soaking in those sunny spells and breathing in those uplifting scents. When you have a small garden, it can often be a challenge to work out how best to maximise its potential. Yet limited space needn’t put a limit on creativity, not when there’s so many beautiful small gardens out there that have been reworked into gorgeous havens. A small garden can also have other perks, such as being cheaper to spruce up and easier to maintain throughout the year.

A trendy modern garden look, which works well for those tight on square footage is to make use of mixed materials, such as wooden decking, sleek patio slabs and decorative stones. This combination offers a neutral canvas to plant rich green foliage in, allowing you to create your own (manageable) mini oasis, plus the opportunity to add some seating. Furniture specialists, Fishpools offer a variety of garden accessories including these rattan sofas, which work perfectly as a comfy outdoor seating option. Below we’ve rounded up a few of our favourite small gardens, which are perfect for the whole family to enjoy! 

A Contemporary Garden With Beautiful Details 

A beautiful use of space that still feels lush and green thanks to the various plants used at different height levels to create more depth. This lovely combination of materials creates an interesting yet tranquil garden area.

Pic via Annaick Guitteny

Low Maintenance Child-Friendly Garden 

This small modern child friendly garden design in South West London blends contemporary landscaping with the traditional surrounding architecture. We love the playhouse for the children!

Source: living-gardens.co.uk

Create Your Own Playground

For days you don’t quite feel like visiting the park, why not set up a playground option of your own. This clever design shows it needn’t take up space when hanging from a Pergola.

Pic via hgtv.com

Slim Contemporary Garden Design 

This beautiful garden design uses neutral subtle colours and soft planting to create a relaxing space.

Via Homify 

Modernist Back Garden

This unique back garden uses a variety of shapes and textures that juxtapose, such as: “formal balls against wild spires, delicate arches against dense bushes.”

Pic via Domino

Bold Play Feature Focal Point

This bold play equipment design might not be for everyone, however it’s a great way to make a cool statement without blocking any light or eating into space.

Source: Little Miracles Design 

Modern Meets Traditional Family Garden

This garden was designed to be suitable for adults to entertain and children to play in. A traditional white wooden picket fence encircles the children’s playhouse complete with a modern Astroturf lawn.

Source: living-gardens.co.uk

DIY Tiered Herb Garden

No matter how small your garden, it doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with your very own herb garden. This DIY design is, “something small and compact but large enough to hold a variety of herbs.” Why not give it a go!

Source: decorandthedog.net

*NB this is a collaborative post.

Do you have a small garden? How have you made it into something special? We’d love to hear!