Small London gardens, sprawling suburban spaces, tiny patios or roof terraces, whatever your outside space, we’ve got design inspiration for you. Take a look through this gallery of beautiful urban gardens and set your green fingers to work…
Sow wild flower seeds around the border of your garden to create a country garden look in London (image: Clapham family garden by Cameron Garden Design)
Use fires, outdoor cushions, rugs and lanterns to make a magical London terrace. (Image: Morsø Living wood burning fire, from Natural Fires www.naturalfires.net)
Show your plaiditude with this eco-friendly indoor/outdoor rug, made of recycled materials, in an easygoing combination of aqua, ivory, terracotta, and brown (from Dash & Albert)
Garden design doesn’t have to start on the outside, use large windows to let the outside in as shown in this London property
Green walls are an innovative way of gardening both vertically and horizontally. They are not only an eye-catching addition to any London garden, but are easy to install and very low maintenance. (image Cameron Gardens)
Raised flower beds are a great way to grow different flowers without having to rely on one soil type. (image Cameron Gardens)
It’s hard to believe that this is a roof terrace in Belgravia and not a garden in Provence, but Cameron Design has cleverly used box hedges, pot plants and borders to create a beautiful space in the city
Garden trellising makes a practical yet attractive garden boundary, also excellent for defining different sections in your garden or screening off an unattractive area. Enrich your borders according to your plot, for instance with hedges, low walls and raised beds. (Cemeron Gardens)
From water walls to discreet pools, fountains to rills, water is one of the essential elements of a town garden or a courtyard (image Cameron Gardens)
Don’t limit your garden decorations to plants, outdoor rugs, like this Annabelle Moss geometric one from Dash & Albert gives a Mediterranean look to your garden and covers up old patio tiles.
This large roof garden in Hampstead was created by Charlotte Rowe Garden Design. The team built a sitting area with outdoor sofas and coffee tables close to a bronze mirror water feature immediately off the apartment. In the centre of the terrace they put a large cedar arbour with a large clear and etched glass window taking the eye right down the terrace, framing the westerly sun. Here they placed a pottery workshop and dining area with large planters with an assortment of climbers, shrubs and perennials.
As functional as it is beautiful, this Barro outdoor fireplace can be used both as
a fire to warm up chilly evenings and also as a barbecue. Created from untreated Corten Steel, it will rust naturally to its intended beauty in a matter of weeks and can even be used indoors.
£3195, from gardenhousedesign.co.uk
John Lewis’ mix of traditional picnic table and modern furniture creates a chic rustic look in a London garden, just add mis-matched bottles and jars to fill with candles and flowers
Create a home office at the end of your garden for total peace and quiet. (Image: John Lewis)
Just add tea. Rattan furniture will never go out of fashion and this scene looks straight out of an Evelyn Waugh novel. It works just as well in a garden, patio or conservatory
Live walls, thick shrubs and a cosy seating area, this London roof terrace, designed by London Garden Designers, has it all. Framing the area is a great way to add shelter when you need it and let the sun in when it shines.
Dash & Albert’s Molly collection can be used indoors or outdoors and the pastel colours bring a feminine touch to patio gardens
A Provencal-style alfresco lunch is created using Sainsbury’s blue and white and monochrome collections
Create different levels in your garden using Sainsbury’s hanging baskets and ceramic pots
Bring the Scandinavian look to your garden with this Scooter indoor/outdoor rug by Dash & Albert
Add an instant greenhouse, play room, conservatory, summer canopy or winter garden with the Garden Igloo 360. The multipurpose dome’s smart structure is easily assembled and generally doesn’t require planning permission.
£499 (add a canopy cover for £249), from Brixton-based bouf.com
A neat and neutral garden in Chelsea, with interiors by Todhunter Earle and garden design by Justin Spink
Transport your garden to balmy Morocco with this Alexander Rose Cabana, £5,355, from White Stores