How To Plan A Small Garden bigger

If you are a keen gardener that loves the outdoors, a small garden doesn’t need to hold you back. Every outdoor space can be turned into a garden where you want to relax and spend time. All it takes is a little bit of planning and correct use of the space. Choose the right plants, and the right layout to make your garden look much bigger than it is. Our article will help guide you through creating the garden of your dreams. Some tips include:

  • Plan Before you Plant – to make sure that you are getting the most out of your space.
  • Use the Height of the Garden Space – bring the eye upwards by using the height of your space to help give the illusion of a larger garden.
  • Select the Right Plants – plants that are too uniform look boring. Add some variety to make the space look interesting and add some of your personality.
  • Divide Your Garden Into Sections – have a section for plants, one for seating and some paths to give the space some purpose.
  • Use Planters – planters are a great way to add pops of colour to your space. They can be easily moved around to change it up.
  • Reduce Garden Clutter – smaller spaces look much larger when they are neat and tidy.

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Let’s take a closer look at these:

Plan Before you Plant

Before you even set foot in your garden, plan out what you want to do. Picture what you want your garden to look like and the steps you need to take to get there. Think about where you want the visual focal points to be, as well as what colour scheme you want to use. This will help you get the most from your space.

Use the Height of the Garden Space

In gardens where space is limited use the space that you have available to you. This includes upwards as it can make your garden look much bigger. Add some trellises for plants to grow or hanging baskets for some bright flowers. Some great climbing plants include Ivy or Jasmine.

Select the Right Plants

There is nothing more crucial than choosing the right plants for your space. You want to strike a balance between different heights and textures, without it being too overwhelming. Choose some ever-green plants to add some colour even in winter. Add some plants with extra height to make the space look bigger.

Divide Your Garden Into Sections

To help create the illusion of more space, split your garden up into different zones. For example, you might want a seating area, some paths, grass and some raised flower beds. This helps create focal points around the garden and gives the illusion of space.

Use Planters

One great idea to use in a smaller garden is planters. Plant pots are great as they come in a number of different shapes and sizes to suit the space you have. On top of this, they can be moved easily to change the layout. There are some great options for planters including old wellies, buckets of beautiful pots. Get creative and let them show off your personality.

Reduce Garden Clutter

One of the factors that can make a garden look instantly smaller is clutter. If a garden is too full it can look cramped. Instead, make sure that your garden is tidy and neat. Ensure that plants are trimmed, and flowerbeds are weeded often. Have a small shed or garden box to store tools to keep them out of the way. This will make it look much bigger.

The Take Away

By using all of our tips and tricks, you are all set to create the perfect small garden. The most important thing is to use your space well. Look at the unique layout of your garden and identify wasted space that you can use. This could be either vertical height or corners of your garden that are currently unused. Every garden is unique, so use our tips and inject your personality for a brilliant design.


Can I grow vegetables in a small garden?

Yes, if you have a small amount of space, you can still grow vegetables. Some veg can even be grown in small, raised beds or planters. Great plants for this include cherry tomatoes or lettuce.

How can I make my garden feel more private?

There are many ways that you can make your garden feel more secluded. Add some hedges or climbing plants with trellises to block your garden from your neighbours. Garden furniture placed against walls or fences will also offer some added privacy.


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    Maria Ljungström is the founder and writer at She is an expert in interior design and has worked as a home stylist with a solid background in interior decorating. Maria likes to offer tips on how to make your home beautiful and luxurious affordably. With Inredningsvis, she has participated in several well-known media outlets such as Expressen, DN, and has written for GP Bostad.

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