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

Initial Consultation

It all starts with an initial 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.

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.

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.

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

Design Supervision

We have been designing and building gardens for 23 years, and have established good working relationships with quality trades people.  We can oversee the entire process for you ensuring;

  • Quality workmanship
  • Maintaining the budget
  • Design implementation
  • Minimising disruptions for you


Once your garden is built, we hand you on to one of our contract gardener’s or horticulturists who will be passionate about nurturing your garden to its full potential.
We strongly recommend a maintenance program for the initial establishment period over the first 2-3 years.

  • 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.