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These Are the Romantic Garden Ideas for Small Backyards We Love

May 15, 2023 at 10:53 PM PST

If you’re a homeowner and feel you got the shorter end of the stick when it comes to your backyard, don’t worry. You can make the most of what you have and still have the backyard of your dreams. These romantic garden ideas are perfect for cozier areas. You won’t believe how you can transform a small place into an intimate bistro love nest.

With small backyards, it’s all about accepting the size you have. You don’t want to make your space look bigger. You want your backyard to feel more exclusive.

Romantic Garden Ideas for Your Small Backyard


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Mix Different Plants

You may not have a large backyard, but you may have steps. Whether your steps extend from your backdoor or the garage, you can use the space on the steps to place potted plants in different sizes. Even if you don’t have steps, you can make a trail of plants throughout the yard or cluster them together in a corner. You might even consider creating your very own container garden.

If you have the space, opt for a couple of potted fruit trees, too. You can choose different colors and sizes of plants and flowers to give the impression of a floral oasis.

In fact, your guests and neighbors will be more mesmerized by your beautiful greenery than they will be by the square feet your space occupies. Besides, container gardens are all the rave right now.

Create an Intimate Bistro With a Table and Chairs

So, you might not even have grass. That doesn’t mean you can’t have a serene backyard. Use that to your advantage and add some bold, vibrant chairs and a circular table to your space. Arrange them in a close circle and hang some lights behind them. This will create a soft, intimate feeling that you and your guests will love. You can have drinks or listen to some music with a few friends while enjoying the ambiance of romantic, dim lights. With a small, bistro-inspired backyard, your area will always feel romantic, even when you aren’t trying to be.

Besides, who doesn’t love beautiful lights at night?

Create an Outdoor Shower

This may sound unusual, but you can create a smaller space within a small space. With the help of a trellis or two, you can put a shower in your backyard. When you create the illusion of sections in an open space, it makes it look bigger even when it’s not. While you may not use the shower for yourself, your plants will love it, and when you turn the shower on from the opposite side of the trellis, it will look breathtaking. And on those hot days, a dip in the outside shower after sitting in the sun could be just the thing you need.

Transform Your Driveway Into a Succulent Garden

No grass, and not much yard space? That’s OK. You can transform your driveway into a green-brick road of succulents. Succulents can be easy to maintain if you have lots of sun and sandy surfaces. The driveway makes for a perfect location to start your succulent trail of wonder. You can pick different colors or stick to the basics and create a zen-like ambiance that your neighbors and guests will all enjoy.

Succulents can also give you a whimsical feel through color and texture. You can opt for more traditional succulents like cactus and jade plants, or you can try something more exotic like graptoveria or mountain rose.

Small backyard spaces can be just as impactful as larger spaces, and any space can be made into a romantic garden. These tips can help you better envision what you can do with your quaint backyard to transform it into the ultimate whimsical oasis.



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