Small Garden Ideas In South Africa

What is a Small Garden?

The definition of a “small garden” can vary wildly depending on your outlook, ranging from a plot 50 feet long to a patch of grass the size of a parking space.

Small Garden Ideas In South Africa

1.A 3-tier Planter with garden pots

This is a great way to create patio décor that is simple and yet looks elegant. Three pots have been stacked on top of each other by using a support under the top two to elevate them.

Place at least the bottom 10cm of the pot under the soil, to increase stability. You can use an inverted pot inside of each plant pot to create height for the next pot, or anything that is stable and does not decompose readily.

2. Container Water Garden

This is the perfect water feature for a balcony garden. Plug and seal a large plant pot to make it waterproof. Create platforms for plants in the water by stacking bricks to place them on, or you can also hang plants in the water over the edge of the pot with a shower caddy/ basket.

Plants that are not as thirsty / don’t require bog conditions can be planted in other pots around the central pot, at heights that enhance the look of the garden.

3. Romantic Formal Garden

Siya’s inspiration for this garden was so lovely that we had to include it. He combined customer requests for indigenous plants to place in-between pavers and pretty indigenous climbers for fences and trellises, with a strong sense of formal design.

4. Tiny Forest Garden

Create the tranquillity and restfulness of a forest in a small garden space. Limiting the number of species you choose will enhance this atmosphere.

Use small indigenous trees, or large shrubs pruned up to the shape of a tree. Always be mindful of the tree’s potential height and spread.

5. Indigenous Wildflower Meadow Garden

Plants in this area require a lot of sun to look their best (5 to 6 hours of sun per day).

Whether a small or large patch of soil or a container, bear in mind how few grasses relative to flowering herbs and bulbs have been used. One wants the texture of the ornamental veld grass, but too much of it can drown out the color of the meadow garden.

When planting, allow a bit of space for the plants to grow into. You can always add some rock and driftwood to cover open spaces and remove or move it as the plants get bigger.

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Use large floor tiles, or a giant pot, and keep the planting simple but bold.” Rory Andrews adds, “Avoid smaller proportions, such as narrow paths, small lawns and terraces, and small features and planting. Less is more and big is better. Larger proportions will make the garden feel larger.