Not everyone has a garden and for those who don't, it doesn't mean you can't be a gardener. Maximising any outdoor space you have, by using pots, shelves, hanging baskets and a little bit of creativity can bring great rewards. Here are 12 fantastic examples of small spaces used to the fullest!

 

1. This shop display show cases the use of shelves, hanging wall plants and a mirror to give the illusion of more space.

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2. Hanging baskets and pots attached to the railings make great use of space on this balcony.
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3. Reusing a bookshelf as a plant pot holder is a great use of space.
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4. By maximising the wall space there is enough room for outdoor seating.
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5. This rustic old ladder doubles as a shelving unit.
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6. Tall plants in narrow beds and the large mirror stop this space from feeling like a box.
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7. The raised flower bed behind the seating is a great idea.
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8. Using every available inch for plant pots makes this balcony feel like the jungle!
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9. Pots, shelves and a climbing plant make this balcony feel like a gardeners heaven.
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10. Even just a few pots of plants can transform a small space.
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11. This balcony has it all shelving, hanging, pots and vertical planting.
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12. The floor merging into the wall provides a great space for the orchids.
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There you have it some fantastic imaginative uses of small spaces. There really is something for everyone and even if you don't have a balcony or courtyard you can use some of these ideas indoors. Don't forget to check out blog Pot Plants for some great easy to care for plants that are happy to live in pots.

Happy Gardening!