11 budget small garden ideas to maximise a small space without breaking the bank

A blue outdoor furniture set with seat cushions on a garden terrace with raised beds full of summer planting in the background
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It is possible to have a beautiful outdoor space without breaking the bank as these budget small garden ideas will demonstrate.

Late spring and summer are the times when Brits start looking outwards at spending time in the garden. Shops are stocked with their new outdoor living collections and online searches soar.

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Bex Lund

A co-founder of an outdoor wall art business, Bex has a wealth of experience in landscape design and knows how to maximise small garden spaces without overspending

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Tom Clifford

Tom has been in the garden landscaping business for over 13 years making him an expert in garden design. He is the director of Gardenstone Limited a garden landscaping materials company.

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Hudson Lambert

Hudson Lambert is Roxil’s resident wood expert and Managing Director with over 25 years of industry experience. Safeguard Europe (the umbrella brand of Roxil) was founded in 1983 by Lambert’s father.

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Nick Parsons

With a 35 year old career working for specialist paint brush company he is an expert in this field.

Teresa Conway
Deputy editor on Homebuilding & Renovating

Teresa was part of a team that launched Easy Gardens in 2018 and worked as the Editor on this magazine. She has extensive experience writing and editing content on gardens and landscaping on brands such as Homes & Gardens, Country Homes & Interiors and Living Etc magazine. She has developed close working relationships with top landscape architects and leading industry experts, and has been exposed to an array of rich content and expertise.

In 2020 Teresa bought her first home. She and her partner worked alongside architects and builders to transform the downstairs area of her two bedroom Victorian house in north London into a usable space for her family. Along the way she learned the stresses, woes and joys of home renovation, and is now looking to her next project, landscaping the back garden.