25 Small Garden Ideas to Grow in a limited Space

For people living in urban areas gardening can be a wish which is left undone most of the times. Reason being, these gardeners rarely get a chance to use their green thumb. Their biggest problem is space! Well, ever heard of the idea of “small gardens?” yes, that’s exactly what we are talking about. There are number of ways in which you can go all creative and work your way towards a beautiful small garden. For instance using the plants in small pots? Or perhaps going for those hanging pots.

These small garden ideas will change your concepts forever about how you cannot have a garden in an apartment or a limited space!

Greenery not only helps you release the tension of the day, but it’s also a good hobby. Planting these small gardens in your house will leave your space looking all revived and refreshed. Are you looking for a new corner piece for your living room? Leave it, and give you green friends some space over there.

Now where would you get these ideas from, well lo and behold, for over here we have a list of 25 refreshing small garden ideas which will take your worries away? Take a pick, choose which ever you like, these ideas won’t disappoint you!

Tip : Guide of Dream Garden Ideas

1) Hanging pots

Who doesn’t love a good area where you can hang a couple of these hanging pots with lush green branches adding color to your space? Even if you’re a total klutz when it comes to managing intricate objects, you will be able to do it. You can use these hanging pots by inserting hooks in your balcony walls and using it as a support for the hanging pots. In addition to that you can also use it in your backyard by simply inserting a couple of wooden stakes into the ground and using a sturdy chain in between them. This chain is then used for supporting your hanging pots.

Hanging pots

2) Raised container ideas

If you want gardening in small places and an idea which will save you money as well, this is your thing. Start by constructing small tables for yourself and then insert plastic containers in then which are slightly perforated for the passage of air. Plant your green friends over here and you will love the ambiance.

Tip : How to Build a Raised Bed

Raised container ideas

3) Garden Tower

This is something very creative but worth the effort. Garden tower idea is one of those increasingly popular DIY ideas which you can create just by a little effort. You can add about 50 plants to it.

Garden tower

4) Vertical Garden

If you have any PVC pipes at your disposal, save them! These can be used to support different plants with vines. Plants such as money plants and others which tend to grow in vines can work wonderfully with such ideas. Take an already grown plant with vines, or grow some in a pot by planting a stem. When the vines reaches to an appropriate length, give it the support of the PVC pipe which you have inserted in the pot as well.

Vertical garden

5) Triangle Stand

Triangular stand is a stand in the shape of a triangle only without a base. You can add wooden layers on the sides and adjust your pots on them. Simple yet effective!

Triangle Stand

6) Rain Gutter Lettuce Garden

Use a series of rain gutters to plant all sorts of ornamental lettuce. This brings about a very green effect leaving your garden mess free.

Rain Gutter Lettuce Garden

7) Cinder Block Stacked Garden

It is another one of those creatively beautiful ideas which can be used to give a contemporary touch to your walls. Use cinder blocks and stack them in a way that they create a rack. Put in the soil and plant some indoor plants and enjoy the view.

Cinder Block Stacked Garden

8) Hanging garden idea

Wondering what to do with those old key chain holding wall hangers where you used to stuff day to day things? Here’s a good idea, use one of those wall hangings to grow small plants. Very unique, takes no space at all and also fulfills the purpose!

Hanging garden idea

9) Patio Gardens

Work with your patios by making it you little patio garden. A pile of pots here and some over there, you can easily make some space to move, but at the same time, you would have you fairy tale look of a garden.

Patio gardens

10) Rooftop gardens, edible Roof Gardens

Use your season edible plants and adjust a plan for them on your rooftop. Using a little bit of knowledge on how to grow vegetables you can easily turn your rooftop into an edible garden. This will not only serve the purpose of growing vegetables and fruits but you can use it as a business too.

Rooftop gardens, edible Roof Gardens

11) Box-on-railing Idea

Box-on-railing is one of the cutest ideas of planning your own little green patch. You have a fence or a railing at home? Simply use some old window boxes where you can grow some small plants.

Box-on-railing Idea

12) Dwarf Tree Pots

The whole idea of dwarf plants and dwarf trees never ceases to amaze me. These evolutionary plants give all those people with little spaces to enjoy the “fruits” of large spaces.

Dwarf Tree Pots

13) Mini Garden for small spaces

You can have mini garden with several small pots, large ones and wall hanging plants gathered in one corner of your house which is particularly devoted to planting.

Mini Garden for small spaces

14) Salvaged Shutter Gardening

Wondering what to do with those shutters which are not in use anymore? Insert some plants into them such as tiny succulent rosselets.

Salvaged Shutter Gardening

15) Garden wall

Garden wall gives your wall a prolific look. Simply start by mounting a few pots on your walls and use flowering plants in them.

Garden wall

16) Vertical Salvaged Lumber Garden

Salvaged lumber gives you a lot of space for creativity with a little hard work. Maintain two pillars and accommodate wooden compartments in them which you can use for plantation.

Vertical Salvaged Lumber Garden

17 ) Wooden box idea

Wooden box idea is very creative when it comes to long lasting flowers. You can use cabbage, pansies, violas and that’s it.

Wooden box idea gardening

Place a wooden container in front of your window in a way that the plants reflect their colors and your box remains hidden

18 ) Mini Grow Bag Garden

This is one idea your kids will love. Use small pots and arrange them into colorful mini bags to give your small area a vibrant look.

19 ) Hanging planters Garden

Who doesn’t love hanging pots in their house? Lush green plants giving your home a positive air definitely is something to work towards. This gives your house a contemporary yet very fresh look.

Hanging planters Garden

20 ) Balcony gardening

Balcony gardens are the latest trend among people who live in apartments. Pick a corner of your balcony and display an assortment of ever-green plants.

Balcony gardening

21 ) Umbrella stand idea

You have some space to accommodate an umbrella stand, why not fix it is a pot of plants. This will give a green touch to your little cozy space.

22 ) Coffee table garden

Make use of those miniature water plants and use them on your coffee tables. You don’t have enough space outside? Why not create your space inside. This gives your coffee table a very chic yet modern look.

Coffee table garden

23 ) Stacked pots

This is a two tiered container garden which holds a selection of various herbs such as chives, rosemary and thyme. Your bottom pot should be about 24 meters wide. The dwarf purple and sweet basil s can grow on the upper pot. Keep this arrangement fertilized and watered for a healthy look.

Stacked pots

24 ) Tiffin box in a wooden wall

You can place a plank right next to your fence or any wall and use empty cans for potting. These pans can be joined with the planks through nails and hooks and used for planting various plants.

Tiffin box in a wooden wall

25 ) Pouched vertical Garden

Use a thick cloth and hang it on the fence in the form of long pouches. This can be used for planting the flowers you have always desired.

Pouched vertical garden

Written by Ali

Ali Qayyum is a professional Web Designer and Web Developer. In my spare time, i do gardening and love nature. Its my hobby to share my experience.

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  1. Yes, Jennifer, choosing platns should not be random, if you want them to survive, and yes, there are many factors to consider, as stated in the other answers. To easily help you sort all this out , take a picture of your planters showing the front of your house as well, and go talk to a professional at a reputable garden centre, not a big box store. They will be able to answer all your questions and help you pick out the appropriate plant material. Make sure they sell you some new potting soil and fertilizer, to replace the current stuff, to help keep the platns healthy and happy. Don’t be shy about asking for watering tips too, as this is crucial to the survival of your platns , which have different care requirements from platns in the ground.If it were me, I would include a tall , slender , slow-growing evergreen shrub or topiary in the centre of each pot, so that even if your flowers die off in the winter, you still have something green growing all year in the pot, and at Christmas time, you can wrap the shrubs with lights .Wherever you live, your local nursery will always carry platns that are appropriate for your climate.Get familiar with your “growing zone” and you’ll be able to make informed plant choices.Have fun and good luck

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