The first thing to remember when planning a small garden design is to not see your limited space as a problem, but as an opportunity to think carefully about every inch of space and create a perfectly balanced outdoor space. People with large gardens enjoy the luxury of being able to create different areas and house many impressive features, but often because they’re so big, certain parts of the garden design tend to be neglected leading to a confused final image.
You also must be realistic from the outset about what you can achieve with your small garden. You might have a thousand different ideas about things you want to include but some of your plans might well have to be sacrificed. Think about what the most important purpose of your garden is and concentrate on achieving that. Do you want an outdoor space for preparing meals and socialising? Do you want an exotic garden full of wonderful plants and flowers to enjoy?
Whatever your primary focus is, make sure you keep that in mind and work towards getting that right above everything else. By trying to cram as much in to your small garden as possible, you’ll only serve to close in the space further.
Go through the normal garden design process of measuring your garden, drawing up a rough sketch and then listing all of the potential problems you’ll have to overcome in order to turn your plans into reality. Use garden design software to enhance your vision and create a more realistic plan and ensure you’re not being too ambitious with your small garden.
By following these simple steps and keeping in mind the thought processes I’ve explained here, you won’t go to far wrong with your small garden design.