A small garden needn't mean small ambitions. Even in the tiniest garden, it's possible to grow a wide range of plants – even trees – and create a beautiful outdoor space that you can enjoy all year round.
A small garden often works well as an 'outdoor room', giving you additional space for entertaining and relaxing. When designing a small space, it's better to be bold – use a few large features rather than lots of small ones, and repeat elements such as hard landscaping or plants. Take a look at our top tips for designing a small or courtyard garden.
The Small Garden category of BBC Gardeners' World Magazine's Garden of the Year Competition 2016 showed that a small garden is no barrier to beauty and creativity – check out some of the shortlisted small gardens.
Here are some ways to make the most of all aspects of a small garden.