Sloping Garden Ideas: 10 Genius Ways to Landscape on a Gradient

a modern space with lots of sloping garden ideas
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Looking for sloping garden ideas? Fear not, though a sloping garden can be a challenging landscaping project, they can also be some of the most effective gardens. 

The perception is of a windy exposed site that is difficult to work with and expensive to change. So it will come as a pleasant surprise that a sloping garden can be both visually attractive and, with clever design and planning, an amazing space that feels much larger than a flat, open garden.

Hugh Metcalf

Hugh is editor of sister title and former digital editor of He has worked on a range of home, design and property magazines, including Grand Designs, Essential Kitchens, Bathrooms, Bedrooms and Good Homes. Hugh has developed a passion for modern architecture and green homes, and moonlights as an interior designer, having designed and managed projects ranging from single rooms to whole house renovations and large extensions. He's currently renovating his own Victorian terrace in Essex, DIYing as much of the work as possible. He's recently finished his kitchen renovation, which involved knocking through walls, and landscaping a courtyard garden, and is currently working on a bathroom renovation.