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15 fabulous planters that would boost your small garden

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Small gardens don't need to be devoid of fabulous flowers if you choose the right planters for your space. 

Landscapers and other gardening pros know the value of small but stylish pots and beds that can house the right blooms for your climate, so we've found a fantastic array of styles for you to choose from. 

Your small garden should prepare for a huge style injection!

1. Built-in beds that also incorporate seating really make the most of a small area!

Integral bench seating/storage: modern Garden by Lush Garden Design
Lush Garden Design

Integral bench seating/storage

Lush Garden Design

2. Tall, slim planters can be placed anywhere and add much needed greenery

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

Party garden in Sevenoaks, Kent

Earth Designs

3. Wooden planters have a beautifully organic feel and blend in with a garden space

Teak Garden Planters , Cubes or Tall Squares:  Garden  by Ingarden Limited
Ingarden Limited

Teak Garden Planters , Cubes or Tall Squares

Ingarden Limited

4. Geometrics are super trendy and these planters would be ideal in a front or back garden

Femkant Outdoor Concrete Planter In White:  Garden  by Adam Christopher Design
Adam Christopher Design

Femkant Outdoor Concrete Planter In White

Adam Christopher Design

5. Long and lean planters will add bags of style without swallowing valuable floor space

6. Trough planters are fantastic for displaying blooms but remain movable so they won't overshadow a small garden

Laundry Cottage, Glen Dye, Banchory, Aberdeenshire:  Garden  by Roundhouse Architecture Ltd
Roundhouse Architecture Ltd

Laundry Cottage, Glen Dye, Banchory, Aberdeenshire

Roundhouse Architecture Ltd

7. Wall-mounted planters make perfect sense in a small garden and you can upcycle almost anything to make some!

Hanging Vintage Garden Tap Planter:  Garden  by ELLA JAMES
ELLA JAMES

Hanging Vintage Garden Tap Planter

ELLA JAMES

8. Minimalist planters let the garden and plants do the talking, which is vital in a cramped space

Built in seating & benches:  Garden  by Paul Newman Landscapes
Paul Newman Landscapes

Built in seating & benches

Paul Newman Landscapes

9. Planters made from decking boards will harmoniously blend with a small decked garden

raised timber planters:  Garden  by SD GARDEN DESIGNS
SD GARDEN DESIGNS

raised timber planters

SD GARDEN DESIGNS

10. A full width planter box will trick the eye into not noticing a small space has shrunk even more

Reflected Glory - Holland Park Renovation: modern Garden by Tyler Mandic Ltd
Tyler Mandic Ltd

Reflected Glory—Holland Park Renovation

Tyler Mandic Ltd

11. Woven planters look a little more delicate than concrete ones, making them less impactful on a small surface area

raised beds border edging: minimalistic Garden by Quercus UK Ltd
Quercus UK Ltd

raised beds border edging

Quercus UK Ltd

12. Raised planters always work in a small garden as they raise the focus from the small floor space

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

Communal Gardens, London

Bowles & Wyer

13. Self-contained boxed beds are ideal planters for small spaces as you can dictate exactly what shape and size they are

14. When in doubt, go for more small planters instead of fewer large ones as they will make the garden seem far bigger

Japanese Style Garden: asian Garden by Unique Landscapes
Unique Landscapes

Japanese Style Garden

Unique Landscapes

15. Never be afraid to add a pop of colour. In a small garden, your planters may be the only opportunity to do so!

Bespoke, galvanised powder coated planters : modern Garden by Gardenplan Design
Gardenplan Design

Bespoke, galvanised powder coated planters

Gardenplan Design

For more garden inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: 24 Creative Ideas To Use Stone Stylishly In Your Garden.

Did any of these planters pique your interest?
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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