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41 Garden Landscaping Ideas For The Perfect Layout For Your Garden

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1. Small Garden Landscaping

1. Small Garden Landscaping

This small landscaped garden has it all. Plenty of seating, lots of greenery, and great design. It goes to show you can have a small garden and still create a beautiful outside space. There are lots of evergreens in the planting scheme so it’ll still look good in winter. 

2. Fairy Garden Landscaping

2. Fairy Garden Landscaping

This little fairy garden is a landscaping dream. Check out that tiny raised bed and cobblestone-lined path. The landscaped details are a joy – that little seashell chair! It’s beyond cute and something all children (plus a good number of adults) will treasure. 

3. Japanese Garden For Landscaping

3. Japanese Garden Landscaping

You won’t see much lawn in a Japanese landscaped garden. This is a typical design that includes the elements of water, stone, shaped evergreens, and a lantern feature piece. 

Crossing the shallow water into an interesting and peaceful space brings all the zen to this beautiful Japanese design (and it still leaves a bit of lawn for the kids or pets!)

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4. Garden Landscaping On A Budget

4. Garden Landscaping on a Budget

Who doesn’t love saving lots of money but still achieving a worthy garden?

The cheapest way to landscape your garden is by using what you have with added elbow grease. This design is a lawn that’s been divided up into flower beds. You can do this with a garden spade, and buy budget bedding plants or plug plants and grow them on a warm window sill before planting them out. 

5. Simple Garden Landscaping

5. Simple Garden Landscape

A simple idea to landscape your garden is blinging up the border edges, the path edging, any edging! 

This zig-zag pattern is eye-catching and it serves as a practical flower border. Old weathered sleepers, stones, and a few statement plants and you have simple but impactful landscaping.

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6. Sloped Garden Landscaping

6. Sloped Garden Landscape

Sloped gardens benefit from terracing, but that can be a major undertaking. 

This terrace is a simple one-step that creates a usable area. A flat section of lawn, a flower border, and steps to a slope create strong features and give the garden a purpose. This design has transformed the space into somewhere you want to spend time. 

7. Back Garden Landscaping

7. Back Garden Landscaping

This is a tiny but perfectly formed back garden landscaping project. See how the circles and curves draw your eye and make the space look bigger? That’s a well-known landscaping trick and a great one to try out if you’re DIY landscaping. 

This design would work in a small space or as part of a larger space too. 

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8. Low Maintenance Garden Landscaping

8. Low Maintenance Garden Landscape

A low maintenance garden is going to be real grass-free, have stone pathways, and drought-resistant plants that don’t need clipping. 

This little garden has it all. Low maintenance aspects with plenty of interest. Who wants to mow when you can drink tea in peace? 

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9. Large Garden Landscaping

9. Large Garden Landscaping

Large gardens create a fair amount of work, but not everyone wants stone and gravel. 

Check out this wildflower garden. We’ve lost so many of our wild meadows that pollinators, birds, and mammals are in decline. Help them out with a big wildflower meadow – they don’t take much care and they’re great in drought. 

10. Front Garden Landscaping

10. Front Garden Landscaping

Here’s a smart front garden landscape for urban and country dwellers. The red and black tile path is an eye-catcher especially with the smart box hedging and the standard bay plants framing the red doorway. 

Despite looking great this is low maintenance once it’s in place. The box hedge will only need trimming once or twice a year.

11. Modern Garden Landscaping

11. Modern Garden Landscaping

This contemporary space is time-saving and right up-to-date but it doesn’t lack flowers for pollinators. Crisp white stone is used instead of a lawn with chic stone planters holding rosemary and verbena. The single colour palette choice of purple is very modern too. 

Low maintenance, beautiful, and pollinator-friendly – you don’t get more modern than that. 

12. Garden Landscaping Pool

12. Garden Landscaping Pool

Most UK gardens won’t take an Olympic style pool, but this landscaped design is perfect for smaller gardens. It also makes great use of a sloped garden. 

Check out the landscaped stone that doubles as steps and seating. What a great design.

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13. Vegetable Garden Landscaping

13. Vegetable Garden Landscaping

If you don’t need a lawn this is a great way to grow vegetables in a landscaped garden. 

The raised beds and clear stone pathways make the veggie garden accessible to wheelchairs or folk with limited mobility, and it’s right by the back door so all those veggies won’t have far to go – and your shoes won’t get muddy!

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14. Cactus Garden Landscaping

14. Cactus Garden Landscaping

Fancy some Wild West action? Go swaggering and gun-slinging through this cactus garden. 

Cactus are succulents and they prefer free-draining soil that’s on the dry side. Add lots of grit if your soil is heavy or waterlogged. A cactus landscape is the perfect landscaping idea for a hot and sunny garden. 

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15. Rose Garden Landscaping

15. Rose Garden Landscaping

Roses are a dream in the summer months, nothing shouts ‘summer is here’ louder than the scent of roses. There are all types to buy such as climbing roses, tea roses, shrub roses, standard roses, miniature patio roses, and the colours are beautiful. 

If you don’t want an entire garden of roses how about just a rose arch to sip your tea beneath? 

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16. Rock Garden Landscaping

16. Rock Garden Landscaping

Rock garden landscaping is a great way to make your outside space interesting without dealing with lots of lawn or flower beds. 

But that’s not to say flowers have no place! This rock garden has planting pockets for succulents and alpines that love the well-drained and warm conditions.

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17. Modern Front Garden Landscaping

17. Modern Front Garden Landscaping

Here’s a neat and tidy modern front garden. It incorporates different coloured stones and showcases one cloud-pruned evergreen shrub surrounded by wood chip for a softer finish. 

This low-maintenance modern front garden will last for years and if you’re planning to sell up, it’ll increase your home’s kerb appeal.

18. Front Garden Landscaping No Grass

18. Front Garden Landscaping no Grass

No-one wants to drag a mower to the front garden. There’s no power point and you have to carry it through the hallway dropping dead grass everywhere. All this hassle means a grassy front garden turns into an embarrassing jungle. 

Here’s a front garden with no grass. It’s a geometric space with pebbles and evergreens that’ll impress the postman every day. 

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19. Oriental Garden Landscaping

19. Oriental Garden Landscaping

Oriental gardens make good use of colours and look stunning in Autumn. 

This oriental style deck with acers, maples, a small pond, and bamboo screening would be a pleasure to sit in to contemplate life. Add a cherry tree and magnolia for springtime blossom and it’s a garden for all seasons. 

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20. Landscaping for Raised Garden Beds

20. Landscaping Rasied Garden Beds

Instead of the usual rectangular raised bed, how about a landscaped design like this? 

You can still access the beds from every side and it creates an interesting garden feature. Great use of an irrigation system too – you’ll want a leaky hosepipe in raised beds of this size. 

21. Steep Garden Landscaping

21. Steep Garden Landscaping

A very steep back garden is not much use as it is. This design incorporates a heavy-duty tier that creates two levels with raised beds to soften the vertical. 

Love the idea of a garden room at the top along with a seating area – and the privacy screens are a must to keep the neighbours at bay. 

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22. Flower Garden Landscaping

22. FLower Garden Landscaping

Flowers not only look and smell beautiful they are beneficial to our pollinators too. Bring on the flower gardens! 

But wait – you don’t have to dig to create flower beds. How about these hexagonal raised beds full of wildflowers? Great design and even greater wildlife appeal.

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23. Garden Landscaping With Pebble

23. Garden Landscaping With Pebble

This garden makes the most of pebbles in a recreation of a beach. If you’re a coastal lover this staircase to a ‘back garden beach’ will appeal. 

Pebble is a good base for seating and it keeps mud at bay. Imagine bringing out your deckchair to have a BBQ on the garden beach. 

24. DIY Garden Landscaping

24. DIY Garden Landscaping

This simple DIY landscaping project is doable by anyone – even if your DIY skills are non-existent. 

Here we have concrete blocks turned up to create a raised bed with extra planting pockets. Herbs would love the dry conditions of the pockets. What a great idea for budget DIY landscaping. 

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25. Corner Garden Landscaping

25. Corner Garden Landscaping

Corner gardens are great places to grow tender plants and install a cosy seating area because the wind is blocked on two sides. 

If your corner is a sun trap create a bespoke corner seat with heat-loving plants. If it’s shady, set up a corner seat with ferns. Win-Win. 

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26. Japanese Rock Garden Landscaping

26. Japanese Rock Garden Landscaping

A simple but effective Japanese rock garden landscape you say? Look no further. 

These large standing stones are pricey, but they last forever and don’t require watering, pruning, or feeding. The raked pebbles create movement so the effect isn’t too barren and the box clipped hedge neatly encases it all.

27. Landscaping Garden Edging

27. Landscaping Garden Edging

Illuminated garden edging looks smart in the day and at night too. 

Edging is traditionally used to stop grass creeping into the flower border, but it can be so much more. This type of lighting can be used along borders and pathways to light the way at dusk. 

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28. Small Terrace Garden Landscaping

28. Small Terrace Garden Landscaping

This small garden has been perfectly terraced. It’s heading upwards, but the design could work heading downwards as well. 

Three levels are softened with sloping flower borders and lots of curves to make the space look larger. Who wouldn’t want a glass of red on that top tier? 

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29. Country Flower Garden Border Landscaping

29. Country Flower Garden Border

Here’s a beautiful country flower garden border packed out with flowering shrubs, perennials, and annuals. 

The old-fashioned pathway makes sure you get a great view of the planting scheme with its restrained palette of purple and white planted in a gentle rhythm. Don’t forget to match your climbers! 

30. Cottage Garden Landscaping

30. Cottage Garden Landscaping

Lots of flowers and soft edges define a cottage garden. This landscaped cottage garden features seating in a circle of evergreens with lots of pollinator-friendly and scented flowers in the surroundings. The wall and old-time fountain add to this country scene.

31. Stone Garden Landscaping

31. Stone Garden Landscaping

Here’s an interesting stone garden landscape. The main path is lined with pebbles and pavers, but the main attraction here are those spheres – what a talking point! 

Love the river of blue flowers on the opposing side too. Once this garden is in place it won’t need any maintenance for years.

32. Garden Gate Landscaping

32. Garden Gate Landscaping

Is that Gandalf knocking? This is such an unusual design, you can be sure no-one else in the neighbourhood will have a gate like this! 

A circular gate is unusual enough, but the bright blue turns it into a garden feature. If circular isn’t your thing, consider a different shape to the standard rectangle such as diamond or hexagonal.

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33. Front Yard Rock Garden Landscaping

33. Front Yard Rock Garden Landscaping

This super-smart low maintenance front yard rock garden is a modern take on the old-style rockery. 

It’s perfect for urban townhouses and leaves plenty of room to park the car or get a buggy up to the front door. The black and white contrast is eye-catching and the small evergreen plants add a touch of colour to stop it becoming yawn-worthy. 

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34. English Country Garden Landscaping

34. English Country Garden Landscaping

This English country garden has turned a sloping garden into a work of art. 

The old stone used to create tiers creates a countrified effect and the soft planting of evergreens with roses and ivy completes the look – oh no wait! The bench you can sit on to drink earl grey in the sun completes the effect!

35. Garden Wall Landscaping

35. Garden Wall Landscaping

If you’ve got a great view from your garden make the most of it with a window. 

This is garden wall landscaping at its finest. A window is also a good idea for a front garden wall or a dividing wall in a large back garden. 

This round window creates an interesting feature, lets in light, and brings a smile to your face. 

36. Garden Pond Landscaping

36. Garden Pond Landscaping

Garden ponds are great for wildlife and bring your garden alive. 

This hexagonal design is a play on the traditional curvy preform. The modern edging brings it up-to-date and the way it introduces the lawn to the decking is perfection. 

This garden pond landscaping would suit a small urban townhouse, but do make sure you have an escape route for hedgehogs and other mammals that might fall in. A pile of rocks in one corner would do the trick. 

37. Tropical Garden Landscaping

37. Tropical Garden Landscaping

Tropical garden landscaping works in the UK if you choose hardy tropicals. There are plenty of them about so do some research first! 

Here the design is based around a wooden deck with a pathway that winds through a tropical jungle. Imagine a seat at the other end. This design blocks out the neighbours completely and provides lots of cooling shade. What a tropical hideout!

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38. Easy Garden Landscaping

38. Easy Garden Landscaping

Who prefers sitting in the garden to working in it? Me too! This easy landscaping design will leave plenty of time for tea, coffee, and wine. 

The dry river bed landscape is simple to do, it just takes a bit of time. Be sure to mark out the areas with rope or chalk spray before you put the stones and bark down. 

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39. Water Garden Landscaping

39. Water Garden Landscaping

A water garden is more than a pond, it’s a garden where water is the main feature. Water gardens are wildlife-friendly and very relaxing. 

This water garden is a modern landscaped design in a terraced street. It’s unusual and a great use of space in a long and thin garden. The tall plants reflect and fill the space with colour. Perfection. 

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40. Landscaping Garden Borders

40. Landscaped Garden Borders

Landscaped garden borders smarten up any home, even if it’s the only landscaping job you do! 

Here the lawn has been cut into a curvy shape and the top third separated off by two evergreen ‘guard’ trees. This is a good design trick as it leads you further into the garden. Admit it – you want to walk between those conifers! 

The landscaped borders are full of matching evergreens that pull the look together. It’s low maintenance and smart too.

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41. Garden Bench Landscaping

41. Garden Bench Landscaping

This garden bench is perfect for hot days and rainy days with that protective canopy. It also blocks out the neighbours, so that’s a win on many sides. 

Turning your bench into the main feature of a smart landscaped garden makes sense because that’s where you’ll spend time relaxing, reading, checking your emails, and social media. It’s the perfect set up for overlooked townhouses.

Get The Perfect Layout

Landscaping ideas don’t have to involve diggers and earthmoving machinery, sometimes they can be done over a weekend or just some hard work on your behalf. 

Think about the space you have without the current design and let your imagination run wild. It’s your garden after all – and you can style it however you please.  

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