small garden ideas

Small Garden Design Ideas

01 May 2020

Simple pleasures mean a lot right now. And our outdoor spaces, no matter how big or small, are the perfect places to relax and unwind. That being said, if your garden is looking a little more drab than fab at the moment it can make it difficult to get outside and enjoy the fresh air and the beautiful weather.

If that is the case, don’t sweat it! At Abingdon’s Complete Garden Services, we’re bursting with ideas for small garden design. Especially the ways in which you can maximise the space you do have to create a place of sanctuary for you and your family.

Small Garden Design Ideas

The Sky’s The Limit

When we consider planting in our gardens, we tend to only consider the horizontal space we have. But in doing this, we forget the potential of thinking vertically. In recent years, vertical gardens have become increasingly popular for all sizes and shapes of outdoor spaces. This is because they can be as simple, or as complicated, as you like. And creating them isn’t nearly as difficult as you may think! Here are a few tips for creating a vertical garden:

Repurpose & Recycle

Old wooden boxes, crates and even nesting boxes for chickens can be recycled and repurposed to create vertical planters. These boxes can be attached to your fence or your shed to make a vertical garden bursting with blooms. You can easily make these your own by painting them in a colour to suit your style or sanding them down to create a gorgeous upcycled, vintage finish that will be the envy of your neighbours.

Trellis Treasures

A trellis is a traditional way of using vertical space in your gardens to create a space of verdant greenery. These can be attached to your fence and adorned with a wide range of climbing plants for a stunning, low maintenance finish that also gives your garden a little more privacy.

If you’re feeling creative, you could even make your own trellis with chicken wire attached to strong supports. When this is erected, you can hang pots to it planted up with herbs, succulents and other gorgeous greenery for a refreshing new look.

Add A Mini Greenhouse

If you like the idea of growing your own but haven’t got the space for a sprawling lawn with borders, then a mini greenhouse is a perfect idea. Choose one with shelves, put it against a wall or fence in a place that gets a lot of sun in your garden and watch as your blooms come to life with very little effort!

Make A Place For Everyone

Small Garden Design Seating

Adding a table and chairs into your garden, even if they’re just big enough for you to enjoy dining alfresco, can create a relaxing space for when the sun shines. If you have a bigger family, this may not always be enough, however, you can create temporary seating areas by adding in cushions and stools when needed and taking them away when they aren’t.

Soft furnishings like this can be easily stored away without taking up too much space and reinstated when the time (and weather) is right!

Deck It Out

Decking is a fabulous addition to gardens both small or large. Much like creating a patio space, it gives an even area for seating and planters and can be totally customised to your tastes. Decking remains a popular choice because of its natural look and would work effortlessly in conjunction with any of the above tips we’ve mentioned.

Talk To Us About Small Garden Design

Getting a small garden looking and working the way you want it to can sometimes feel overwhelming. But it’s not impossible. With a bit of creativity and out-of-the-box thinking, you can create lovely outdoor spaces that offer an area of respite and relaxation whatever your days may bring.

Now the weather is beginning to perk up, you may be considering a new design for your small garden. If that is the case, contact us! At Abingdon’s Complete Garden Services, we can support you with the fencing, patios, decking and landscape design for your small garden. So, check out our gallery to be inspired and then give us a call and have a chat with us about your outdoor space!

Abingdon's Complete Garden Service Ltd.,
50 Meadowside,
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
OX14 5DX
01235 533193