Small Garden Design

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Small Garden Design

Small gardens have a lot more potential than you realize, whether dealing with a long narrow space behind a vintage home, a cramped backyard that lacks privacy, or a shabby garden at the rear of a brownstone, the possibilities are endless. So don’t write it off your small outdoor area just yet, with the right design it could be an incredible garden. Dundrum Paving specializes in making attractive gardens out of these spaces to meet the needs of the individuals. That could mean a sophisticated garden in which to socialize, a plant with stunning borders, a multi-purpose venue in which the adults can relax and enjoy.  We know that limited spaces have certain limitations so to make a good design, careful planning is particularly important and we make sure that we utilize every space. Limited space is rarely the problem, small gardens often lack privacy and direct sunlight. They may be an awkward shape or span a steep slope, noise, and pollution. Whether you are seeking a complete overhaul of your garden or just modest improvements, we are keen to use our small garden expertise in rising to these challenges.

Our Small Garden Design Overview

Every small garden is unique whether it’s a tiny courtyard or just the limited space that you want to transform into something remarkable. Each one comes with its problems and presents different opportunities. Each one can be transformed into a special place, a retreat from the world outside. Even if you are looking for a complete transformation of your garden or have specific improvements and renovation, we can provide a service tailored to your needs. The defining feature of Dundrum Paving is that we specialize in making the most limited spaces and utilize its functionality. Our services include;

  • Free Consultation
  • Comprehensive Design Service
  • New Planting Scheme
  • Garden Makeover
  • Detailed Garden Design
  • Full Landscape Plan and Specifications

Sample Design we offer, include;

  • Rose Gardens
  • Drought Tolerant Gardens
  • Water Gardens

General Steps in our Service

Initial Consultation

To establish your requirements and preferences. We’ll also discuss your garden’s potential and any problems the design will have to overcome.


Site Survey

Space is a premium in a small garden so it is vital to draw up an accurate scaled plan. Boundaries will be plotted, the position of garden structure, and plants that are to be retained. The soil will also be analyzed.


Garden Layout Plan

We then produce a scaled garden layout plan showing the main features of the garden. The client is consulted on an outline plan and then a final garden layout plan is drawn up setting exactly how the garden is to be built.


Planting Plan

A detailed planting plan will be produced for the areas to be planted. Your plant preferences and the effect you wish us to create will be the key factors as well as our assessment of the site and which plants will be best suited. We will be showing the position and spacing of the plants. We will source high-quality plants from specialist nurseries and carry out planting.

Constructing the Garden

We oversee and supervise the project through to completion.

Why Dundrum Paving

Our service is underpinned by the belief that garden design should not be expensive. We try to retain existing parts of the garden that work well and integrate them into our designs. When we handle a project, we ensure the work is done efficiently, on time, and within your budget. Our priority is to deliver a hassle-free experience and to prove that even the least promising space can be transformed into a garden you can be proud of.

Benefits of Hiring Us

Our bespoke service is based on a careful assessment of both the site and your preference. Whether you want to introduce a vibrant focal point of eye-catching shapes and colors or to have an aesthetically pleasing garden without compromising the space and details. Our design experience will enable us to find the right plants and designs to meet your standards. We will suggest a planting plan indicating which plants should go where and how many would be needed. We also provide garden maintenance service to ensure that your outdoor space continues to look its best and evolves into the garden you dream of. Whichever service you require, we will work closely with you right from the free initial consultation to constructing your garden. We work towards results that not only meet your requirement but are both functional and aesthetically appealing.

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FAQs about our service

As long as the overall scope of the brief has not changed then I do not charge to make revisions.

That will depend on the complexity and when work is planned to start.

Gardens can be built at any time of the year although you can get a lot more done when the days are longer and the weather is good.

Yes because every garden is different so it’s impossible to offer a quote without seeing the garden and talking through your requirements.

Yes, we supply high-quality plants to a clients.