White Horse Pub:  Garden by Hampshire Design Consultancy Ltd.

14 multi-level garden concepts to step up your home

Amy Buxton Amy Buxton

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Flat gardens might look easier to manage, but taking your blooms up through a number of different levels really makes a huge visual impact. It's also a great way to tackle an uneven space, if you don't fancy hiring a digger and levelling everything out.

Prepare to leave gardening professionals in shock and awe with your own talents, as we have some inspiring gardens for you to look at today. Pick and choose your favourite elements and go to town!

1. Industrial garden styling really works for stepped spaces. Look at those gabions!

Small Garden with a Very Steep Slope:  Garden by Yorkshire Gardens
Yorkshire Gardens

Small Garden with a Very Steep Slope

Yorkshire Gardens

2. You can create separate eating/cooking and socialising spots with numerous levels

3. Keeping delicate flowers away from your patio is a good move to preserve their longevity

4. Decking makes multi-levels really easy to achieve

Party garden in Sevenoaks, Kent:  Garden by Earth Designs
Earth Designs

Party garden in Sevenoaks, Kent

Earth Designs

5. Having planters, water features and grass all on different levels looks amazing

Claremont Road:  Garden by Will Eckersley
Will Eckersley

Claremont Road

Will Eckersley

6. Raised beds are not only easier to manage than standard borders, they look far more pro!

Communal Gardens, London:  Garden by Bowles & Wyer
Bowles & Wyer

Communal Gardens, London

Bowles & Wyer

7. You don't have to go too structured. Simply plant shrubs on a sloping surface.

8. If you keep meaning to try your hand at a veggie patch, multi-level gardens make it much simpler

9. You can keep your different levels shallow and subtle and mark them out with coloured shingle

A Modern Garden with Traditional Materials:  Garden by Yorkshire Gardens
Yorkshire Gardens

A Modern Garden with Traditional Materials

Yorkshire Gardens

10. The grandeur of stepping down towards a water feature can't be beaten

11. Edging different levels with rocks makes it look so natural

 Garden by Gärten für Auge und Seele
Gärten für Auge und Seele

Treppe in den hinteren Garten

Gärten für Auge und Seele

12. Neat and easy to manage, these separate squares of greenery really look the part without needing too much fuss!

13. You know, you could include your home as one of the levels in your garden! Living roofs are all the rage

MEERA SKY GARDEN HOUSE:  Garden by Guz Architects
Guz Architects


Guz Architects

14. Multi-level gardens work well at the front of a house as well. What a way to make a first impression

For more garden inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: 19 Classy Gardens That Need Almost No Maintenance.

Are you thinking of stepping up your garden's style?
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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