Too often gardens are seen as playing a secondary role in the design of our living environment – especially as most of us live the inner cities with small gardens or no gardens. But the art and the pleasure derived from gardening is too exciting to be ignored. Fortunately, if we do not have a small garden of some kind back or front, there is usually a balcony or terrace providing an opportunity for those with the imagination to take the leap and bring some life to the space!
The question often asked is: how or where do you start? Hopefully the small pieces of information and links I provide on topics such as balconies and terraces (small space gardening) will take the first-time gardener through what at times, may seem a daunting experience. It is often exhilarating- deciding how to lay out and design a small garden that is really beautiful and/or practical, original in design and a reflection of your personality – enjoy the experience.
Take a good look at your space and imagine what you would like. Browse the Pinterest Boards below for inspiration to get you started.
Jan Couper M.Ed., M.Env.
Focus: Sustainable Cities & Resilient Landscapes
Read suggestions for gardens anywhere:
UP FRONT: Making the most of the space at the front of your dwelling