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Small Gardens

Designing a small garden is just as challenging as designing a bigger space.

At Floral & Hardy we are proud of the quality of our small garden designs. We take great care in evey step from the initial planning through to the sourcing of materials, project managing the construction, planning the planting and of course, taking care of all the finishing touches.   

Here are some of the Small Gardens that we have created

Split Personalities in Guildford

This split personality garden in Guildford combines a modern neat rear garden with a very formal traditional front garden area.dy

Superb Stoneleigh

This is the back garden to a modern property in the middle of a small terrace situated in a quiet cul-de-sac in Stoneleigh.


Muswell Hill Haven

These are the gardens to a Collins property in Muswell Hill.


Sanderstead Secret

This is the rectangular rear garden to an Edwardian terraced house in a quiet residential road in Sanderstead.

Reinvented Courtyard in  Richmond

This courtyard in Richmond needed an uplift to make it into a usable social space. Take a look at the full transformation.

Cool Contemporary

This is the rectangular garden to a detached home in Ruislip

Under the Arbour

This is the back garden to a large, detached property in Epsom, Surrey set back from the main road.

Out on the Stoop

This is the garden to a ground floor flat in Hackney


Small garden with circle feature patio and raised beds

Plantswoman's Patio

These are the front & rear gardens to an end of terrace, Victorian property in a quiet residential road in Battersea.

Small garden at the front of the property with seating area

Making a Grand Entrance

This is the front garden to a large detached house in Hampstead with an 'L' shaped garden that wraps around the house.

Small garden with views across the surrounding countryside

Upstairs, Downstairs

These are the gardens to a unique, end of terrace, mews-style property in the grounds of a former Grade II listed manor house, with spectacular views over fields and woodland.

Small garden with raised lawn and planting beds in Camden

American Dream

This is the rectangular rear garden to an end of terrace, corner property in Camden.

Small garden with gym connecting the front and rear of the property

Garden Gym

This was a small suburban garden who's owners wanted to also turn a small garage into a gym that overlooked the garden.

Patio garden with curved path

Artist's Garden

This is the long, rectangular rear garden to a semi-detached property in a quiet road in Beckenham, Kent.

small garden in Streatham

The Cat's Whiskers

This is the rectangular rear garden to a mid-terrace Victorian property in Streatham.

Small garden with colonial verandah

Colonial Character

Our client envisaged a space completely transformed from its blank canvas, typical of a new build house, to a beautiful garden

Small garden in shoreham

Village Gem

These are the gardens surrounding a modern detached property in the pretty village of Shoreham in Kent that is built in the grounds of a large period house.

Small garden with trompe l'oeil gate at the end

Secret at the End of the Garden

These are the front & rear gardens to a modern terraced house in a quiet cul-de-sac in Carshalton, Surrey.

Small garden with gazebo

Doctor's Orders

This is the back garden to a substantial Edwardian terraced house in Streatham with many attractive period features.

Small garden in Sydenham

Urban Oasis

These are the front and rear gardens to a double-fronted, period property in Sydenham. Its owners had spent a lot of time renovating the property and wanted to bring the gardens up to the same standard.

Small garden for a new house

Garden for a New House

This garden was the small, shady, north-facing garden to a relatively new build house on a private estate. 

Small garden with glass balustrades and bifold doors

Glass Balustrades & Bi-fold Doors

This garden was on two levels with a small well area outside the basement kitchen. 

Small garden where modern design meets traditional design

Modern & Traditional Meet

These front & rear gardens lie on the Greenwich / Blackheath border, on a steeply sloping, triangular plot with complicated level changes. 


Small garden that was built for a new build house

Re-inventing a New Build House

This was new build property in with the typical new build garden – boring turf concealing builders’ rubble and an unimaginative area of deck had been laid.

Small modern garden

Small Modern Garden

This was a new build property and the garden was typically very small, laid to lawn with a few paving slabs outside the back door.

Roof terrace with views of London

Up on the Roof

The roof terrace has spectacular views over interesting surrounding buildings, including the Natural History Museum, but the inhospitable, exposed, sloping space made entertaining and relaxing difficult. 


Small garden with trampoline hidden under the lawn

Hidden Trampoline

As with most gardens this size, and with a young family, space was at a premium and our clients wanted somewhere they could relax and entertain, and where their children could play. 

Country garden in town house

Escape to the Country

The existing plot sloped up away from the house and was rather tired in appearance. The deck at the rear was a particular eyesore.

French terrace garden

The Tardis

Our clients had fond memories of holidays in the south of France and wanted to re-create something of a rustic French feel in their tiny London garden, using materials to suit the age of their property.


Small contemporary waterside garden

Contemporary Waterside

This was a very interesting project in that the garden was on an island in the middle of the Thames only accessible by footbridge.

Small contemporary garden with beautiful patio

Forest Hill to Beverley Hills

This was a suburban garden on a steeply sloping site, rising up at the back of the house via some very steep steps, rendering much of the garden unusable.

Glass balcony leading to small family garden

Glass Balcony

A steep staircase with high risers and narrow treads down from the drawing room made this a potentially treacherous space for the children, or adults alike, as well as taking up garden space. 


Small garden with hidden underground storage and built-in seating

Hidden Underground Storage

This was the tiny garden to a terraced Victorian house belonging to a young family.Coming from Australia, our couple really missed the outside space for barbecuing and entertaining.

Urban courtyard garden

Knightsbridge Nook

This garden is in fact a tiny enclosed courtyard, surrounded by tall buildings, in central London. 

Lush tropical garden

Lush Tropical

This garden had previously been designed with a series of ‘rooms’ to disguise the length and narrowness of the plot.


Small paved courtyard garden

Paved Courtyard 

Our first concern with this garden was to give our clients the security and privacy they needed but as this was a listed building, we had first to approach the local council for permissions. 

Small courtyard with raised planting

Small Courtyard for Lady of Leisure

Our client wanted an interesting, easy to look after patio garden with a traditional feel, but did not want a symmetrical design typical of many such schemes. She wanted something a bit ‘different’.

Small courtyard garden for a small georgian town house

Small Georgian Town House

Our clients wanted an elegant dining area making the best use of the space and in a style in keeping with the property and its interiors.


Small courtyard garden

Tiny Courtyard

Our brief was for a practical space our clients could use to relax and entertain in, but the plot was divided awkwardly by a step making use of a table and chairs impossible. 

French style paved courtyard garden

Tiny Courtyard Transformed

This was a postage-stamp back garden typical of London Victorian properties, but the tiny courtyard had been laid wholly to deck with no planting to speak of.

Planting in a Victorian cottage garden

Victorian Cottage

Our client is a keen gardener who wanted a complete overhaul of her garden space. She wanted something pretty and private that she could relax in and develop over time. 


Small garden with covered entertainment area for a bachelor pad

Bachelor Pad

This is a basement flat in a large Victorian terraced house and the garden space was divided into several smaller areas for the use of its various tenants.

Small, long and thin garden

Small but Perfectly Formed

This was a typical long, narrow suburban garden with an ugly concrete patio and a boring rectangular lawn with sparse planting. 

Small garden with blue glass and resin path

Path to Enlightenment

The existing rectangular patio lead us to this design and we decided to square off the rather awkwardly shaped plot  and divide it with a series of rectangles forming the lawn, play area, path and planting beds.

Inside Out

The garden of an 18th century cottage in a conservation area. Our client had a very hectic lifestyle, but wanted to be able to use her garden as a valuable outside entertaining space and as somewhere to relax after a busy day.

Small contemporary garden design

Boulder & Boulder

This is the back garden to a substantial, semi-detached, mews-style property in the grounds of a former manor house in Harefield, Middlesex.





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