Balcony garden ideas to make the most of your space

A small space doesn't have to mean a bland one. Check out our ideas on how to re-invite life and character into your balcony.

Bistro chairs and table on balcony with view in the yard

by Red Edwards |

Being outdoors, surrounded by nature, enhances our mental wellbeing and transports us to tranquility. With over 220 nature reserves dotted around England, us Brits are certainly not short of wild and unique flora, miles of green spaces and nature's most beloved birds and animals practically on our doorstep, wherever we might find ourselves ambling within the country.

With that being said, it's also nice to have your own outside space at home, so we turn to our gardens - for gardening provides the same dopamine hit we get from experiencing the outdoors. Not everyone is fortunate enough to have a garden, though that doesn't mean you can't reap the benefits of gardening and bring nature right to your available space too - whether that's a window box, indoor plants, or a balcony.

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Balcony gardens are currently very on-trend, with plenty of inspiration online and on social media, from minimal Scandinavian themed aesthetics, to tropical paradises that transport you elsewhere.

Whether you're just after some inspiration, or you're currently looking for ways to transform your balcony into a tranquil outdoor garden. Here are the best balcony garden ideas to bring life right to your tiny space:

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How about switching it up and continuing to add to that layer of depth by introducing some more shapely planters- enabling you to add a burst of character to your outdoor balcony space.

No outdoor garden space is ever complete without a seating area to allow yourself to perch, admire and be mindful in the presence of such stunning greenery and flora.

Here's some outdoor seating products perfect for any budget:

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