Low-Maintenance Gravel Garden Ideas: How to Plant and Budget

traditional gravel garden with lawned area outside timber clad self build
(Image credit: Simon Maxwell)

There are lots of benefits to introducing gravel garden ideas into an outdoor space. Low maintenance, budget-friendly and drought resistant, there's no wonder why this Mediterranean-inspired style of landscaping is growing in popularity.

Garden landscaping ideas are changing with our shifting priorities and climate, so a solution which relies on less water and can withstand areas of shade as well as full sun can't be ignored. 

Amy Reeves

Assistant Editor Amy began working for Homebuilding & Renovating in 2018. She has an interest in sustainable building methods and always has her eye on the latest design ideas. Amy has interviewed countless self builders, renovators and extenders about their experiences for Homebuilding & Renovating magazine. She is currently renovating a mid-century home, together with her partner, on a DIY basis, and has recently fitted her own kitchen.