A small garden offers endless possibilities. They are low-maintenance and you can create dramatic effects with the smallest additions. Here are some ideas.

  1. Think vertical

To make the most of the space plant a vertical garden. It is possible to create a vertical garden on any small outdoor space like the side of a balcony or a bare wall or fence.

  1. Build a multi-functional shed

By making it multi-functional you can make a shed work harder in your small space. In the winter, house garden furniture in the shed. In the summer you can use the shed as an open bar during garden parties.

  1. Elevate plants

Using vertical shelving you can make the most of your small space. To showcase garden accessories and potted plants you can use a ladder.

  1. Use every corner of courtyard space

You may feel very enclosed in a courtyard because of the looming brick walls. To hide the imposing walls use high-back sofa. This will create the illusion of space by distracting the eyes from the walls.

  1. Squeeze in a mini greenhouse

A greenhouse can be accommodated even in the most modest outdoor space. All you need is a spot that receives a lot of sunlight. Now, even cabinet-style designs, which you can fix against a wall, are available. Check them out.

  1. Fix planters under the kitchen window

Under your kitchen window you can fix planters and pots for growing herbs. So while you are cooking just reach out and grab what you need.

  1. Relax in a hammock

Even in the smallest space you can squeeze in a hammock. That way you can instantly create a space to relax and chill out.

  1. Put up some shelves

By putting up some shelves you can create extra precious surface area for pretty accessories and pots. Your garden fence might not be able to take the weight so mount them on bricks.

  1. Create a living wall

Small residential gardens are now sporting green or living walls. In limited spaces gloriously textured plantings will look awesome. Plants are rooted into a structure that is attached to a wall to create these vertical gardens.

You can include herbs, shrubs, scented plants and even vegetables and fruits.

  1. Trail plants up a fence

To add greenery and colour make use of a fence. For small gardens climbing trellises and plants are a great solution, as they lift foliage and flowers up off the ground. To detract attention from a teeny plot a pretty fence is what you need.

  1. Trick the eye

In cities space is always at a premium. But with a contemporary mirror panel you can create an illusion of space. Use it to increase light levels in darker corners and visually double the amount of space you have.

To keep the look urban choose a long sheet mirror and add a contemporary linear fencing to complement it. With climbing plants, potted evergreens and ornamental grasses you can enhance the sense of privacy.