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15 heavenly ideas to copy in your little back garden

Amy Buxton Amy Buxton

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We've said it before and we'll say it again, a small back garden is nothing to lament. Especially not these days, when there is so much incredible inspiration around.

Just to prove we mean what we say, we found some of the loveliest small gardening projects and brought them to you today, so you can drink in the ideas that experienced landscape architects make look so natural.

Whether you have a tiny terrace, a petite patio or a little lawn, we have some fantastic ideas for you, so let's take a look at them now!

1. A tree-lined path will give the impression of luxury and opulence, even in a small space

2. Self-contained displays look great and are easy to plan out to perfection

3. Use every surface available to you, from floor to walls and above. Multi-level displays are amazing!

4. Keep an eye on garden trends. Right now, green walls are hot and perfect for smaller spaces

5. Simple yet perfect borders will never go out of style. We love this colourful display!

6. Vertical gardens are perfect for spaces with a tiny footprint. Simply build up if you can't plant out

7. Experiment with different styles and shapes of plants to create a varied garden that feels much bigger

8. If you need something easy to maintain, a rock garden is perfect for you and won't cost too much

9. Don't overlook awkward corners as they could be perfect for a spiky friend

10. Creeping blooms will always make a small garden look glamorous and inviting. Wisteria is our favourite as it smells so good!

11. Wall-mount planters to get the impact of a large, luscious garden even when you don't have the square meterage

12. A small terrace can still look hugely stylish if you keep it neat and perfect. Beautiful gravel is the best bet but we love the wooden path slats here

 Terrace by Kali Arquitetura
Kali Arquitetura

APP | Varanda

Kali Arquitetura

13. If you love gardening, be sure to leave yourself a cute little potting corner

14. Even in a little garden, more can be more when it comes to plants. Greenery will never feel too overbearing!

15. For a little easy relaxation in your bijou garden, a hammock is perfect as it can be removed whenever you want

 Garden by Joana França
Joana França

Casa Malva, Bloco Arquitetos

Joana França

For more garden inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: 15 Fabulous Planters That Would Boost Your Small Garden.

Does your small garden now seem full of potential?
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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