12 Jan Small Terrace Garden Ideas & Design Tips
Looking for terrace garden ideas?
Hort Culture shares a list of ideas and tips for creating a beautiful terrace garden design. Your terrace could be a patio, a deck, or a raised section anywhere within your front or backyard. It could even be a garden section for a ground floor apartment. All terraces look a lot more homely and inviting with some plant life and give you that much-needed sanctuary amid city living.
Read on to discover some simple terrace garden ideas.
Grow Hedges To Create a Barrier
Hedges can be maintained to grow narrow and straight up. If you plant some of these side by side in a long, rectangular pot, you effectively build a barrier that either acts as a windbreak or gives you privacy on your terrace. Hedges look really cool too and add a lot of greenery without taking up much space.
Build a Vertical Garden
If space on your terrace is really at a premium, then how about building your garden upwards instead of outwards by creating a vertical garden?
With a vertical garden, you’ll have pots one above the other with space for the plants or flowers to grow. With an angled vertical garden, there is even more room for plant growth in each pot. You could construct the vertical garden yourself out of wood, or purchase one ready-made from a hardware store or landscaping supplier.
Be Sure To Add Some Colour for Variety
There are a number of ways you can add some colour to your terrace garden. Firstly, not every plant has to be the same shade of green or even green at all. There are many coloured plants that thrive well on Australian terraces. Vary the colours and tones of the plants to break up the look and make it more interesting.
Flowers are another obvious way to add splashes of any colour you desire. If you want to get really creative with your planting, you could even make patterns with different coloured flowers, such as stripes or swirls. Just go online and look for some inspiration.
Chill Out With a Water Feature
If you have space and would love to add even more natural sights and sounds to your terrace garden, then install a water feature. It doesn’t have to be anything big and elaborate. Any form of water feature adds a real calming effect to any garden environment.
Imagine being surrounded by greenery and flowers, while kicking back and listening to the water trickle down from your water feature.
Get Creative With Lighting
You’ll want to be able to enjoy your terrace in the evenings as well as during the day, so you’ll want some lights to create ambience. Just having several stark, bright white lights doesn’t really set a pleasant mood. Instead, add lights between the plants or small trees or in a bed full of colourful flowers. This will really give your terrace garden a more magical appearance.
Talk To Us About Garden Ideas
At Hort Culture, we live and breathe gardens. We can help you come up with cool ideas for your terrace and make them happen. Get in touch today.