Shannon - Paradise Landscapes

Shannon - Paradise Landscapes

How to Transform an Outdoor Urban Space

Everyone can benefit from having a garden in their home. Regardless of how much space you have, you can still unleash your inner green thumb. Your new outdoor urban garden doesn’t have to break the bank or take up a lot of room. Three simple and sleek ideas that you can easily implement for your garden.

Hanging Garden

Hanging and vertical gardens are becoming increasingly popular for homeowners with limited space. Limited becomes limitless when you start thinking vertically and these gardens don’t take much to maintain, either. Some great outdoor garden ideas include:

Wall Planters

Popular with apartment living, you can simply hang a wall planter in rows or squares. They are most commonly used to grow herbs and require minimal effort to maintain.

Hanging Posts

Versatile and space saving, you can either hang your pots from the ceiling or off a fence. If you want to use your ceiling, make sure you are using quality rope. The holes at the bottom are perfect for irrigation and any excess water can be used on other plants.

Wall Décor

Much like hanging pots, you can get an aluminium frame in different shapes and sizes. Able to hold a number of pots, your wall will easily transform into an eco-friendly feature.

Recycled Material

Have an old wooden pallet sitting in your garage or shed? Why not turn it into a planter box? As a society, we are becoming more conscious of reusing recyclable products. Old pieces of timber can be drilled into a wall and used hold small pot plants. Empty jars and bottles are great for small, indoor-friendly plants that the kids will love.


You don’t need to have a large area to install a patio. Minimal designs make a big impact in small spaces. Contemporary and open plan ideas work perfectly in small gardens. This creates an intimate setting and will complement your garden perfectly.

Outdoor Dining

The popularity of cooking and renovation shows has seen a rise in people wanting to entertain at home. Much like with your patio, you don’t need to have a whole lot of space. Dining tables and couches are very outdoor friendly, while barbeques can be compact. Install energy efficient lighting and your outdoor eating area is ready.

Feature Wall

If you’re not much of a green thumb, that’s perfectly fine. You can still add character to your space with a feature wall. Bring your wall to life with lighting or even install a water feature. Mix it up with colours, patterns and designs.


The easiest way to create a garden in urban Auckland – talk to Paradise Landscapes! As leaders in landscape design, we can help you to design and create your dream space. If you are interested in giving your outdoor space a makeover, contact us today.

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