Here are some small garden design tips to help you create an outdoor space that makes you feel like you’re on holiday in your own backyard…

When designing a small garden, you want to utilise every inch and plant trees, shrubs and flowering plants that help make the space appear bigger.

Here are some small garden design tips to help you do just that:

Grow up

Make up for the lack of land by extending your garden upwards – literally.

Hang planters and use trellises to grow creeping plants up walls to make the most of the vertical space.

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In a tight space, a wire trellis is a simple and space-saving way to train a creeping plant, like jasmine, to grow up a wall. Below is a lovely example from @exotic_nurseries. 

The skinny on trees

When planting trees in a tight space, canopy counts as much as choosing a tree with a non-invasive root system.

In other words, you want to look for trees that tend to grow up more than they spread out.

How to grow a mini forest in your backyard

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