Small Garden Design

We offer a full service Garden Design Consultancy for clients wishing to make their outdoor space beautiful and functional. We have a proud history of transforming poorly utilized spaces into outdoor rooms, play areas, sanctuaries, vegetable gardens, and more.  We understand that it might be difficult to see the potential in your smaller space but we’re here to assure you that anything is possible. We’ve overhauled everything from tiny cottage gardens to suburban roof terraces. No matter the size or location of your home, we have a solution.  

Here are just some examples of the many projects we’ve worked on over the years. Flip through our full portfolio to explore more small garden design ideas.

Add a Water Feature

We’ve helped clients with even the smallest gardens add beautiful, relaxing water features to their outdoor space. Whether you want to add gentle sound and motion with a fountain, create a haven for wildlife with a pond, or a place to wind down or entertain with a hot tub, we’re ready for the challenge.

Build Up

If you can’t build out, build up! By using a trellis (or two or three!) instead of just a bed, you’ll be able to grow twice as many flowers or vegetables in your garden. What’s more, the climbing vines will be growing vertically instead of hiding other blooming flowers or greenery around them.Building a raised deck or patio is also a great way to utilize your space. By creating different levels, you’re garden will appear larger. If you’re worried about your deck or patio being ‘too small’, there’s no such thing. Even a small cafe table and a few potted plants can add character to your space.

Create an Outdoor Room

By replacing grass with gravel or stone, you can quite literally create a room outside. We’ve helped our clients design and build elegant and practical cooking and dining areas that would make even a top chef proud. By using functional garden furniture that can withstand the seasons, you’ll have a space and seating area that can be enjoyed year-round.

Introduce Oxygen

Just because your space is small doesn’t mean you can’t make room for trees. While you might not be able to grow an apple tree or oak tree, our expert horticulturalists can help you find and choose shady trees that are perfect for small spaces.

Make Room for the Kids

An outdoor space should be enjoyed by everyone. With this in mind, we have added sunken trampolines to small family gardens, hobbit playhouses that are the perfect size for children, and have cleared space for incoming playgrounds.

Repurpose Your Shed

If a shed occupies your too-small garden, incorporate it into your design instead of treating it as an eyesore. By painting or adding beautiful french doors or light fixtures to an otherwise ugly structure, you can make it a focal point of your outdoor space. To really maximize it’s potential, clear out the shed and upcycle it. Use it as an outdoor kitchen, storage for kindling, or even an office. We’d love to collaborate with you to create something both attractive and practical.

Take Advantage of Your Slope

While you might think that there’s nothing you can do with your sloping garden, we’re here to assure you that you can.  We’ve converted steep, sloping, unusable spaces into contemporary dining and play areas linked with gorgeous stone steps. You can easily turn your problem into something that works for you and your family. Our garden designers, architects, and landscapers know exactly how to best utilize your space, even if it is sloped.

Escape From the City

By using natural stone, discreet lighting, and relaxing water features, we’ve created some truly beautiful sanctuaries in the middle of busy London. Whether you have a back garden, front garden or rooftop terrace, we can transform it into your own oasis. With potted plants, muted colours, and the right garden furniture, you’ll want to make your next vacation a staycation.

Let There Be Light

While many people might forget about light design when it comes to rehabbing their garden, it’s an integral part of the process. We’ve used spot lighting and mood lighting to enhance small outdoor spaces. Our designers create drama with lights and have even used motion and animation to take our clients’ spaces to the next level.
But it’s not just about drama, it’s also about functionality. We have installed lighting that changes with the seasons which helps create a pleasant outdoor dining experience from summer all the way through to winter.

Create Movement with Curves

While adding a curved walkway or path to your garden won’t actually increase its size, it will certainly make it appear larger. By curving the walkway, you’ll encourage visitors to meander around your garden as opposed to hurrying through. This will give you and anyone in your garden the chance to stop and smell the roses.
We know what works in small spaces. By combining design with innovation, even the smallest space can be made to feel big. Our small garden makeovers are always carried out with thought, precision and attention to detail as we work alongside our clients throughout the entire process. We listen, plan, execute, and deliver.
If you would like to discuss your small garden with the Floral and Hardy team, then give us a call on 0845 603 2598 and we will be delighted to help. Alternatively, you can fill out our enquiry form and one of our design professionals will be in touch.
And remember, no space is too small. No challenge it too great. We look forward to transforming your small garden area.
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