Small Spaces Garden Design is Melbourne based and offers a full design service. We can take your project from an initial consultation, through to completion, and maintenance.

Small Spaces has been designing gardens since 1997. The owner, Kate Smalley has studied horticulture at both NMIT and Burnley College.  Kate also teaches at CAE (Council of Adult Education) in Melbourne,  running short courses on designing gardens for small spaces and vertical gardens.  You can also hear Kate on 3WBC 94.1FM with Mike O’Connell on The Good Earth. Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 10am.

Small Spaces offers a full design service. We can take your project from the initial consultation through to completion, and maintenance.

Our designs are one off’s, developed to cater for each individual client’s requirements and budget. Small gardens need to work hard, you need to maximise every aspect – garden views, trees, vegies, dogs, kids, parking. It all needs to fit in a small space, be functional and naturally look great.

We have a team of sub contractors we work closely with on a regular basis. This ensures a good working relationship with contractors. If you engage Small Spaces to project manage, you can be confident that the contractors we use produce work of the highest standards. We also work closely with local artists, including Luke Rogers Sculpture. Some of Luke’s work can be seen in our gallery.

Small Spaces aims to create gardens that not only look great but are sustainable.  We are mindful of our environment in all aspects of our projects.  We consider the use of resources from the start with soil preparation, planting schemes, the materials we choose to use in the constructed landscape, and, the disposal of waste.


Landscape Industry Association Victoria