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Small Garden Designs - Outdoor Rooms and Garden Hideaways


Designing Small-Space Landscaping and Garden Retreats
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A simple bench for relaxing and enjoying the view.

Photo © Lisa Hallett Taylor
A plain, weathered wooden bench rests beside a tree for quiet reflection in a corner of a yard. Rather than having just a large expanse of grass, you're more likely to use your yard to its fullest if you section it off into "rooms" or areas. Possibilities for nooks and hideaways include:
  • A kitchen garden
  • A Zen-like garden with bamboo
  • A garden nook with torchieres or floating candles
  • A tropical hideaway with a lounge chair, umbrella and lanterns
  • A treehouse for kids or adults
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