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18 pictures of gardens for small spaces

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It's time to get your gardener on speed dial, as we're going to give you a host of inspiration for curating the perfect outdoor space—all without a lawn! If you know that you can't commit to a heavy schedule of plant and grass maintenance, you need to think a little outside the box, and we think that grass-less patio gardens could be the answer to your prayers. Simple, elegant and stylish, we're going to prove to you that a lawn isn't the be-all and end-all when it comes to enjoying the great outdoors. So what are we waiting for? Let's get started!

1. A wooden deck, with matching fencing and neat gravel looks fresh and modern.

modern Garden by Deck-linéa
Deck-linéa

Palissade IdéAl—Deck-linéa

Deck-linéa

2. Simple stones and paving slabs keep everything accessible.

eclectic Garden by 新美園
新美園

手水鉢周りを望む

新美園

3. Decking with matching furniture looks organic and natural.

4. Pale paving slabs and comfortable seating give you the perfect social spot.

5. A family-friendly garden with sand pit and paddling pool area is so much better than a standard lawn.

6. Simple cast concrete makes for a super smooth and easy to maintain garden area.

7. If you have an artistic side, perhaps a mosaic floor could be a great weekend project?

8. The combination of dark wood, bright white stones and sleek modern furniture here looks so chic.

9. Mixing different smooth materials makes for such an engaging space, despite there being no grass. The wood and slabs here are perfect together.

modern Garden by Earth Designs
Earth Designs

Party garden in Sevenoaks, Kent

Earth Designs

10. Gravel and potted plants look surprisingly pretty here and it's such a simple idea!

11. Who needs grass when you have unique paths and contrasting gravel?

12. Sandstone slabs make for a wonderful and contemporary courtyard garden space. Neat planters are the perfect finishing touch.

classic Garden by Decorum . London
Decorum . London

Garden design and build courtyard, Bicester, Oxfordshire

Decorum . London

13. If you have trees in your garden, you have all the flora you need, so why not box everything in with pale decking?

14. Dotting small plants sporadically in amongst gravel looks so sweet and unstructured here.

15. We love the idea of a workshop or studio and perfect path in the garden, instead of grass. You could make a yoga room!

modern Garden by eDEN Garden Rooms Ltd
eDEN Garden Rooms Ltd

Garden Rooms by eDEN Garden Rooms

eDEN Garden Rooms Ltd

16.Wooden pathways and different sizes of stones make such an eye-catching display that looks very tactile.

modern Garden by Earth Designs
Earth Designs

Party garden in Sevenoaks, Kent

Earth Designs

17. Rustic paving slabs give this patio garden a warm and inviting vibe that the natural fibre chairs totally support!

18. Decking with a single central tree is a simple yet effective way to make an outdoor space shine.

For more gorgeous garden inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: How to create a beautiful garden in a small space.

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