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Odd shaped garden

Evening all. 

I've been looking through this forum and there have been some great suggestions for garden design so I thought I would seek your suggestions.

You see,  our garden is triangular with the added issue of a garage taking up some of the space. There's aslo a large block pathed patio which we can't afford to replace just now, so that will havehto stay. 

Apart from that we have a blank canvas. What would youydo with a space like this?




  • Papi JoPapi Jo Posts: 3,994

    Missing scale & dimensions & orientation.

    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • The garden faces south and is just under 15m long (along the left fence) the distance between the lefthand fence and the garage corner is just under 5m.

    Last edited: 18 February 2018 21:56:46

  • I directly saw a geometric garden with topiary cut in different geometrical shapes. 


  • SuesynSuesyn Posts: 642

    Some idea of what style you would like to end up with would also help and do you need to make provision for little people,barbecue,  washing lines etc. Do you want to sit in the shade in the middle of the day or in the sun in the evening. Getting the structural bones right first before you add the plants means you don't have to go back and redo things (although we have all been there )

  • Have a look on Pinterest, it's great for garden design ideas.

    I'd do something like this and have two or three circular lawns. You could join the lawns together to make mowing easier. This is from Jonathan Mark garden design.


    Last edited: 19 February 2018 07:50:22

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,562

    I can hear my old tutor screaming "nasty little triangles"

  • Thanks Fire Lily, like yoir idea. We had thought of two circular lawned areas and a border round them.

    Suesyn, the patio aresais large enough for a seating area where we can make provisions for shades

    Considerations.... We have a dog so would prefer an area where they don't have to relieve themselves on the grass. Maybe an area where there is little planting and a bark surface?

    We would like some winter colour even if it's  just evergreens. 

    Other than that we are open to any suggestions. 

    I agree, getting the main structure right first is important. 

  • UpNorthUpNorth Posts: 376

    I'm no designer, but my immediate thoughts would be try to create a very green outlook....assuming you have a door/windows at that rear of the house! 

    1) grow some greenery up the garage...maybe an evergreen something.....and it's maybe a winter job to wire/trellis the garage if you're keen to crack on in the cold.

    2) do you have hedging/fencing....which i would look to 'green'?   Again if you want to put in hedging, now is the time...some bare root hedge plants usually on sale Nov>March.

    the rest of the design can come along as we move into spring.  

    3) choose a garden style.   are you gardeners to any extent?  do you know what plants you like.....which might define the type of garden you 're going to want.....Jungle/symetrical/formal/cottage/ponds....what is the priority?

    4) start understanding 'container' gardening....your patio looks like it will take lots of plants that maybe the soil/shade in your garden can't take.

    good luck!

  • Both of the boundaries are fenced (which I'm painting first). We have already thought about a green wall on the side of the garage as this is seen from the kitchen window. Its reassuring that we have similar ideas as to what is being suggested so far ?

  • Pauline 7Pauline 7 Posts: 2,217

    Are both the boundary fences yours?  If not,  please ask permission from the owners before you paint them. It will prevent any future pertenual problems. 

    West Yorkshire
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