Just because you have a small garden does not mean there is nothing you can do wit it. Nor does it mean you get to ignore it and pretend there is nothing you can do with it. A small garden is still a gorgeous little patch of nature for you to play with and create a sanctuary in. There are many gorgeous design and décor ideas for small gardens for you to choose from which will turn your little postage stamp, patch or tiny courtyard into a stunning garden getaway.
Whether you are looking for a wild fairy garden or something more structured and zen all you need a is a little imagination and to do a little bit of reference research to turn your small garden space into the garden of your dreams. Here are a few examples of great design ideas for small gardens for you to draw some inspiration from.
If you are the sort of person who loves the garden to be a little “wild”, or perhaps you have quite a shady small garden plot, then a great idea is to create what I like to call the fairy forest! Forget lawn, put in a beautiful path, perhaps, if there is space a small section of paving in the middle or somewhere hidden, place a comfortable garden bench, maybe a garden table, and then fill the rest of the area with gorgeous wild growing plants. Think ground cover moss, ferns, pretty flowering bushes, plants that will froth over and form a beautiful natural patchwork of colour and smell for when you are sitting in your private little bench area!
Another great design idea for small gardens is to deck or pave off the majority of the area, but fill the borders with your choice of greenery. Some may want to create privacy by using fast growing, tall plants like bamboo, palms or small trees, others may wish to plant for colour or smell and will keep to low shrubbery or soft looking plants. Which ever your choice of garden design and décor this idea will provide you with a permanent and structured space in which to entertain, escape and relax.
If you have the space and do love a bit of lawn, you can add a small patch of lawn either to the front or end of this structured entertainment area. Depending on whether your preference is angular or fluid lines, you can create beautiful pattern and flow with this type of garden design.
A great design idea for those who want to grow vegetables in their small gardens is to make a feature out of the garden patch. As in the image below, you can pave off most of the garden but create very structured areas in which to plant separate vegetables, herbs etc. Of course you could apply this kind of design to any small garden even if you didn’t want to grow veg.