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The best garden ideas for small homes

Amy Buxton Amy Buxton
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Designing a garden to fit either outside or inside your small home might sound like a job best left to a professional landscape architect, but don't sell yourself short.

It's all a matter of seeing enough examples of little spaces and figuring out which ones you like and which you think would accompany your home beautifully. From there, simply combine a few elements and, hey presto! You'll have a gorgeous garden that works perfectly with your home.

So, where will you find lots of small garden inspiration? Right here, of course! We've found 40 fantastic projects that each have a stand out feature that makes them worthy of consideration. 

If you pinch any of the cool ideas remember that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!

1. Pure and simple landscaping

2. Clean and simple with gravel

4. Clearly marked out areas

7. Relaxation perfectly captured

8. Colourful and textural

classic Garden by RVB PAYSAGE

jardin après travaux


10. Focused around a water feature

11. Planned to perfection

13. Symmetrical and eye-catching

14. A few well-placed stones

15. A wild garden feel

16. Brick planters for easy assimilation

17. Wide-spread grasses for ground cover

18. Easily portable!

19. A low-key desert look

Different shapes work!

mediterranean Garden by Andreae Kakteenkulturen
Andreae Kakteenkulturen

Beet mit Sandsteineinfassung

Andreae Kakteenkulturen

20. Extended to include the side return

21. With hints of the Mediterranean

mediterranean Garden by Rimini Baustoffe GmbH
Rimini Baustoffe GmbH

Geschwungene Mauer eines mediterranen Gartens

Rimini Baustoffe GmbH

22. Funky planters for a bit of colour

23. An amazing green wall

24. When you have no outdoor space

eclectic Living room by Estudio Ideas
Estudio Ideas

Sala de Estar 2

Estudio Ideas

25. Tiny, tropical and terrific

  by EcoEntorno Paisajismo Urbano
EcoEntorno Paisajismo Urbano

Remate Interior en acceso—final

EcoEntorno Paisajismo Urbano

27. Combined with the bathroom

29. Square borders

30. Natural and organic

31. A simple but lovely lead up

32. Perfect for small budgets

33. A great addition to a minimal bathroom

34. Elegant and comfortable

38. Simple and easy to change

tropical Garden by Greice Peralta
Greice Peralta

Cantinho dos Cheiros

Greice Peralta

39. Concrete planters for a seamless look

Cool but Funky, Contempoary Garden: modern Garden by Yorkshire Gardens
Yorkshire Gardens

Cool but Funky, Contempoary Garden

Yorkshire Gardens

40. Triple threat!

For even more amazing garden inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: Modern stone ideas for gardens.

Which of these ideas caught your eye?
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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