Small Garden Ideas

Small Garden Ideas Inspired by Chelsea Flower Show 2018


In this blog article we have decided to highlight some of the inspirational small garden ideas from this years Chelsea Flower Show that we liked the most for small garden spaces. The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is held annually in London and attracts many keen and aspiring gardeners and outdoor enthusiasts. This year the event featured a large range of beautiful and tranquil garden spaces both large and small. For many homeowners living in a city like London the reality is that they are likely to have the latter.

The Urban Flow Garden was voted the best space to grow garden and we can see why, this garden has made the most out of the available space and even has a ‘living wall’. Vertically growing plants, whether it be flowers, fruit, vegetables, herbs or even just foliage can allow you to make the most of the space you have and can make a boxy city garden look more like a forrest, offering those who live in large cities the chance to have their own piece of countryside. Another aspect of The Urban Flow Garden which we would recommend to homeowners is the concept of taking the indoors outdoors. Making your outdoor space an extension of your home whether you have a balcony or roof terrace where you could put a lovely outdoor bar table & stools set or perhaps you have a lovely little courtyard where you could do some alfresco cooking on an outdoor kitchen. 

Water is known to be associated with prosperity and purity and can add a tranquil calming affect to even the smallest of gardens. At this years Chelsea Flower Show The Silent Gin Garden and The Seedlip Garden both displayed water bowls which made great use of the space and added style and purity to the garden.

Garden spaces in city gardens aren’t always the perfect shape and quite often there are difficult and awkward corner spaces which can leave homeowners wondering how to use the space efficiently and with the most impact. The 2018 Chelsea Flower Shows New West End Garden showed us that by using contemporary lighting or bright plants in those forgotten and faded garden corners you can bring them back to life.

More and more homeowners than ever are now looking for ways to do their bit for the environment, especially in cities like London where air pollution can be at its highest.  Why not be inspired by The New West End Garden and harness green energy but powering your very own eco-garden with reusable energy. Using kinetic and solar energy to power things like outdoor lighting and water features is great way to not only add character and style to your small garden space but also to do your bit for the environment. 

This years Chelsea Flower Show was packed with inspiration for homeowners looking to renovate and refresh their gardens. These are just some of our favourites, so if you have a small garden and are looking to add a bit of Chelsea Flower Show magic then why not give them a go. 

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