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Small Garden Ideas

Planting in decorative pots and planters can really help get the most from a small garden. The pots prevent the plants from growing too large and they can be easily moved around - great if the sun moves around your garden through the day.

Container plants are also ideal for rented property as there's no need to dig up the garden to take them with you when you move :o)

There are also optical illusions to make a small garden feel bigger and Greenfingers have some ingenious mirrors that can look like a window or even a gate for a more spacious feel!

For more ideas for small gardens, check out the advice and lovely photos from our members on this page and feel to join and ask your question if you have specific needs.


Latest photos of small garden ideas

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We have 292 photos of small garden ideas

These photos are from real gardens by real gardeners! Just click on one to start exploring in slideshow format, or you can browse 16 at a time.

  • Houseleeks ..like a mosaic...Lol.
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  • My front garden in springtime.
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  • My front garden today -  20th April.2010.
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  • Under my garden arch
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  • My front garden today.
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  • Crocus, Iris and Pansy.
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  • Back garden heathers ~ early March 2011
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  • Tulip  CARNAVAL de NICE
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Gardeners' thoughts

Bits and Bobs :o)

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It's been a dry day so I've been tidying one of my Perspex shelters. I put all my Auriculas and Alpines in there. There were...

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hywel

4 Feb, 2016
Hywel

A Tale of Survival

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This is a tale of the life of a more than half-dead seedling to a beautiful work of living art. (well I think so). The star...

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stjohntongue

23 Jan, 2016
Stjohntongue

A Fantasy of Fuchsias (or The Neglected Fuchsias of 2015)

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Choose your own title ... Lots of photos :o( Because other things took priority this summer, my Fuchsias have suffered some...

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hywel

30 Nov, 2015
Hywel

My front garden at the beginning of August.

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I've been planting some hardy Fuchsias and herbaceous perennials in my front garden. I was hoping for some colour there this...

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hywel

5 Aug, 2015
Hywel

Before and after

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These are my patio pots in early spring and now -despite the rain, wind and low temperatures we've been having! Unless...

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amsterdam

30 Jul, 2015
Amsterdam

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Questions & advice on small garden ideas

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My new garden is small

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odaatpat

14 Feb, 2014
Odaatpat

I have a very small garden

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gerry555

10 Dec, 2010
Gerry555

Hello everyone

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edpires021062

20 Dec, 2009
Edpires021062

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