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Small Garden Ideas and Designs

Porcelain paving with a tile inlay to zone the comfortable seating
Porcelain paving with a tile inlay to zone the comfortable seating
Georgia Lindsay Garden Design
Nathalie Priem
Small contemporary garden in London with a potted garden.
Hungerford Road
Hungerford Road
Studio 22a Architects
Inspiration for a small world-inspired back formal partial sun garden for summer in London with a pond and natural stone paving.
Clapham Family Home - Garden
Clapham Family Home - Garden
Emily Rennie Design
We were able to adapt the space to create a welcoming and inviting environment with a few simple changes. Having removed the large circular table and benches, the circular area was filled with an off-cut of faux grass (found on ebay) which freed up the space. The grey brick wall has been covered with wooden feather board cladding and trellising which has been painted in a stone colour and a variety of new and colourful plants and small trees have been introduced to soften the look. The addition of the mirror on the right side, reflects light and gives the illusion of extra space.
Battersea Family Home
Battersea Family Home
Imperfect Interiors
This lovely Victorian house in Battersea was tired and dated before we opened it up and reconfigured the layout. We added a full width extension with Crittal doors to create an open plan kitchen/diner/play area for the family, and added a handsome deVOL shaker kitchen.
House Refurbishment & Extension, Highbury
House Refurbishment & Extension, Highbury
Trevor Brown Architects
Photo of a small contemporary back formal garden for spring in London with a bbq area.
Beautifully detailed pied a terre
Beautifully detailed pied a terre
Roy Brooks Estate Agents Ltd
Home Exposure
Inspiration for a small contemporary back partial sun garden for summer in London with a retaining wall and gravel.
Thigpen Residence
Thigpen Residence
Chris Corbett Design
Neil Michael - Axiom Photography
This is an example of a small modern courtyard fully shaded garden in Sacramento.
Brixton Garden
Brixton Garden
The London Gardener Ltd
Small garden in Brixton designed for young children and sophisticated enough to link in style with the new kitchen extension/remodelled house. Artificial grass was combined with scented Lavender and Trachleospermum with year round structure from standard Olea (Olive) trees and Magnolia Grandiflora. Cedar slats were used for the fencing to give a clean and modern line. A lovely low maintenance garden!
debora carl landscape design
debora carl landscape design
debora carl landscape design
A once forgotten side yard turns into a charming gravel garden Martin Residence Cardiff by the Sea, Ca
Small mediterranean side formal garden in San Diego.
McMahons Point
McMahons Point
Harrison's Landscaping
A small parking bay at the rear of a beautiful heritage home is transformed into a function stylish entertainer's courtyard.
This is an example of a small classic garden in Sydney with a water feature.
East Melbourne Garden | Nadia Gill Landscape Architect + WALA
East Melbourne Garden | Nadia Gill Landscape Architect + WALA
Nadia Gill Landscape Architect
Contemporary landscape design for a recent renovation to a Victorian Terrace house in East Melbourne. Nadia Gill Landscape Architect. Designed in collaboration with WALA. Photography Derek Swalwell. Construction: Good Soil and Water.
Potrero Hill Lookout
Potrero Hill Lookout
Seed Studio Landscape Design
photo by Seed Studio, editing by TR PhotoStudio
Inspiration for a small modern back xeriscape full sun garden in San Francisco with gravel and a fire feature.
Coan Waterfront Landscape, Camano Island, WA
Coan Waterfront Landscape, Camano Island, WA
Lankford Associates Landscape Architects
From the street, a round rock pathway leads to a small seating area next to the water with a small fire pit. Low maintenance, drought resistant and salt tolerant plantings were used in mass and clumps. This garden has become the focus of the neighborhood with many visitors stopping and enjoying what has become a neighborhood landmark. Located on the shores of Puget Sound in Washington State. Photo by R. Scott Lankford
Stepping Stone Sideyard
Stepping Stone Sideyard
Plan-it Earth Design
Stepping stones lead you to...
Design ideas for a small classic back partial sun garden for spring in Portland with a garden path and natural stone paving.
Beach Contemporary
Beach Contemporary
Living Gardens Landscape Design
Succulent wall
Small contemporary back garden in Orange County with a living wall.
Modern Landscape
Modern Landscape
Design ideas for a small modern back formal partial sun garden in Denver with an outdoor sport court, natural stone paving and a water feature.
Los Altos Hills
Los Altos Hills
April Philips Design Works
The Spa, spa deck, water feature and greenwall.
Inspiration for a small contemporary back full sun garden in San Francisco with a living wall and decking.
Seattle Cozy Patio
Seattle Cozy Patio
SCJ Studio Landscape Architecture
In Seattle's Fremont neighborhood SCJ Studio designed a new landscape to surround and set off a contemporary home by Coates Design Architects. The narrow spaces around the tall home needed structure and organization, and a thoughtful approach to layout and space programming. A concrete patio was installed with a Paloform Bento gas fire feature surrounded by lush, northwest planting. A horizontal board cedar fence provides privacy from the street and creates the cozy feeling of an outdoor room among the trees. LED low-voltage lighting by Kichler Lighting adds night-time warmth . Photography by: Miranda Estes Photography
Modern Rustic Landscaping
Modern Rustic Landscaping
Urban Artichoke Fine Gardening and Design
Modern walkway design with concrete pavers and La Paz pebbles
Photo of a small modern back xeriscape partial sun garden in San Francisco.
Raised Bed Vegetable Garden
Raised Bed Vegetable Garden
Casa Smith Designs, LLC
The star at the center of this veggie garden is the perfect place for the dwarf lemon tree. The six pointed star (just like the Great Seal of the United States) is ideal for the strawberries to cascade over the edges. The star is 6' with 3' clearance around the star so the space is wide enough to comfortably access the veggie beds from all sides. Photo Credit: Mark Pinkerton
Whether you want inspiration for planning a small garden renovation or are building a designer garden from scratch, Houzz has 29,454 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Trevor Brown Architects and Studio 22a Architects. Look through garden photos in different colours and styles and when you find a small garden design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful small garden ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.
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