Home Ideas – Urban Gardens

If you live in a dense city area, there’s often very little room for outdoor spaces, so check out these tips for making the most of urban gardens.

Rightmove Home Ideas has thousands of photos of real properties to browse for garden ideas so we went looking for some interesting pictures that show what can be achieved transforming a boxy brick and concrete space into a cool urban garden.


Here are our top tips to transform urban outdoor spaces.

Tip 1 – Don’t be afraid to go grass-free

If your outdoor space is surrounded by hard materials like brick, concrete and fencing, sometimes it’s more complementary to join in rather than compete.

Tip 2 – Use split levels

If you only have a small space, build up and use split levels to get more area and interest.

Tip 3 – Use bright colours or patterns

With limited options for greenery and surrounded by dull inorganic materials, add some bright colours or patterns.

Tip 4 – go white

If you have lots of big buildings around, it can be hard for the sun to reach you, so maximise the feeling of light by painting large flat areas bright white.

Tip 5 – break up rectangles

With so many straight edges and right angles in urban spaces, break up them up with curves, angles or diagonals to give the eye interest. This funky design by Robert James Landscapes also employs Tip 3 to add fun colours.

Tip 6 – you’ve built it, now enjoy it

If you’re going to design an urban garden, chances are you want to show it off and entertain friends and family in it, so make sure you have plenty of seating areas


Rightmove Home Ideas lets you browse and search thousands of real home photos. You can save the photos you like and build your own collections or just browse some of our existing featured collections.


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