5 Garden Design Ideas for Small Gardens

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It can be challenging to realise your small garden won’t allow you to get the design you’ve always wanted. Luckily, limited space doesn’t have to mean barren and boring! Instead, let us show you 5 beautiful and innovative garden and landscape design ideas for your small garden paradise.

  1. For Small, Simple is Best

It’s not hard to discover that your small garden has quickly become cluttered, crowded and overwhelming. For a beautiful green space, consider what you have to work with: what is taking up room and ruining your aesthetic?

Get rid of it! Now is the time to simplify and tidy your outdoor area. Small spaces are perfect for simple designs, allowing your garden to speak for itself without being overrun by chaos.

  1. Going Vertical: ‘Living Walls’ for Small Gardens

If you have a small outdoor area, you’ve probably resigned yourself to the idea that a shortage of ground space means a shortage of greenery… But have you thought about going vertical with your garden?

Living walls come in all shapes and sizes, to add a unique touch of lushness to your space when you’re running short on room. And this design decision has a few extra perks, too! It can provide a fun and interesting way to camouflage unsightly walls.

If you’ve always wanted to try growing your own vegetables, vertical gardens, with trellises for your new vine crops, go beautifully hand-in-hand.

Living Walls

  1. Maximise Your Open Space

If you’re a small garden-owner, you want to make the most of every little bit of space you’ve got. But that doesn’t mean cramming all of your great gardening ideas into the one area. Instead, think about leaving a large open space in the middle of your garden.

Moving design features—like your outdoor furniture, trees, and flowerbeds—to the perimeter of your garden will leave the largest possible open area in the middle. This creates a spacious, inviting atmosphere, despite your limited room.

Open Space

  1. Stick with a Monochromatic Colour Scheme

Small spaces make it tempting to fit in as much as we can, but this won’t do your garden any favours. Similarly, going wild with your colour scheme can make your garden feel confined and close: not a relaxing vibe.

This is especially true of ‘hot colours’, like red, yellow, and orange, which make items appear closer than they are. A monochromatic scheme of cooler colours—think blues, violets, yellows, and beautiful silvery greens—imbues your garden with a welcoming sense of space.

  1. Upsize your Pot Plants

Simplicity really is the name of the game for small gardens! When it comes to your potted plants, an array of assorted small containers can make your space feel busy and cluttered.

Instead, think about getting a few large, decorative pot plants as a statement piece. This will draw the eye to where you want it to go, and give your outdoor area a spacious, elegant vibe.

For some examples of Amico’s expert horticultural approach to small spaces, have a look at our project gallery! Here, you can get some idea of the wide array of gorgeous gardens, both large and small, that we’ve helped to create over the years.

If you’d like to hear more about what we can do for you and your small garden space, get in touch with us for our garden maintenance advice, or tell us all about your small garden ideas and ask for your personalised quote.

About The Author - AMICO’s Founder – Ami Bauer

In 1994 Ami Bauer left his corporate management career in retail. Not knowing exactly what to do next, he started mowing lawns and gardening, mainly as a fill in job till he figured out his future.

So starting with little more than a motor mower, a utility truck and business name (Ami-co) he set forth into his local suburbs and for the next few years Ami found the business rewarding and it expanded rapidly.

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