Front gardens, back yards, courtyards, balconies, light well’s, whatever your small space is we work through the design process with you.

Garden Consultation

It all starts with a consultation, this allows us time to look over the space, discuss options for layout and plants. Every space is different and has its own set of challenges. We will assess your site and start working toward a design solution. book us for a consultation

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Example Sketch

Garden Layout

The garden layout will show all areas of the garden including practical elements, hard surfaces, soft landscaping with an indication of type of plants, like evergreen or deciduous trees, shrub beds, perennial beds etc.  It is the layout of the garden and how it all fits together.  From here we get into more detail.

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Planting Schedule

A detailed plan showing individual plant species, actual placement and mature size of plants, along with all the detail to complete a plant order – pot size, quantities, and botanical names.

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Garden Plan

The Garden Plan will provide all information required to take your project to the next stage with the detail on which quotations can be based. Scope of work including:

  • Hard landscaping materials for paving & paths
  • Decking and pergola footprint
  • Indication of level changes; retaining walls, steps
  • Irrigation
  • Lighting

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After the plan

We have been designing gardens for over 25 years, and have established good working relationships with quality trades people.  We will refer you on to contractor’s that work on our projects and have a feel for our designs.  With a plan in hand most work can be completed by contractor’s without direct supervision.  There are key times we would recommend you engage us for a site check.

  • briefing
  • site set out
  • plant set out


Once your garden is built, we strongly recommend a maintenance program for the initial establishment period over the first 2-3 years.   We have working relationships with several contract gardener’s and horticulturists who will be passionate about nurturing your garden to its full potential.

  • Formative pruning in the early stages
  • Successional planting to allow for short term planting while the garden develops
  • Maintaining the garden design intent

Town Planning applications

Small Spaces can provide landscape plans with a strong focus on indigenous and dry tolerant species for your project, that will add visual appeal.

Contact us to talk about how we can help you make the most of your small space.