Garden design ideas for grassless spaces

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  • Don’t have the luxury of a lawn? Be inspired by these gorgeous grassless garden design ideas

    These garden ideas are perfect for those without the luxury of a lawn – and after seeing these you won’t mind about your lack of grass!

    Potty for plants

    You don’t need a long rolling lawn to achieve that archetypal English country garden look – this beautiful area features a variety of different flowers in pots to give the space that well-tended and established feel. Set against the stone of this rustic home and a half-hidden garden gate, we can’t get enough of this pretty secret garden-esque space.

    Contemporary chic

    If you love entertaining outdoors then make the most of this space with standout characteristics such as a modern water feature and statement lighting. Who needs a lawn when your outdoor dining area looks this good?

    Create zones

    Opt for defined zones in a garden with no grass – plants, ornaments and art are a great way to add interest. The canvas sails in this garden instantly turn this corner into a feature and add the element of height while the deep border of plants adds depth.

    Cosy corners

    Create an intimate area for entertaining or relaxing in the corner of a garden with a semi-open structure.
    Here pink soft furnishings, bright curtains and the use of natural materials add a warm feel to the space against the stark white.

    Barbecue like a boss

    If you enjoy nothing better than lighting up the barbecue as soon as warmer days appear, then go all out and create a bespoke outdoor kitchen. A hanging rack for utensils, a table and shelving will transform you into the king of outdoor cooking.

    Poolside living

    While this may be better suited to warmer climes, there’s no denying that a pool in the back yard is the epitome of luxury. Here, pale stone floor tiles blend in beautifully with the stone wall, allowing the blue of the pool to take centre stage in this stunning space.

    Small but stunning

    If a small garden is something you’re struggling with, opt for easy to care for decking rather than a cramped lawn – doing away with the mower will allow you more usable space after all! A few potted plants, a canopy for shade, bunting and a range of seating is all you need!

    Monochrome magic

    Add a pop of colour and some wow-factor to a small grassless garden with a striking screen. The bright table really stands out against the black and white stripes, creating a unique and interesting feature of the space. And not a blade of grass in sight!

    Clean and contemporary

    Give your garden that Miami feel with a pared back design. A unique hanging table creates an instant feature in the middle of this modern courtyard, while hanging plants add some colour and soften the look. And the only bit of grass certainly won’t need mowing!

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