Design for a small garden and ideas for flower bed borders should include a variety of plants such as roses,
perennials, annuals and small shrubs.
Small sized gardens should be carefylly thought out, as every plant in it, is more visible to everyone. Plants should be selected for long-lasting good looks and color. In a small garden it's especially important that each plant is truly special and attractive throughout the season.
The flower bed ideas and photos on this page are great examples of small garden designs: small front garden
design, small circular flower beds, ideas for a front porch, sidewalk flower bed ideas, small raised flower
beds, small garden spaces and a small town garden.
The picture above shows a very simple small raised bed planted with several 'Carefree Beauty' rose bushes.
These roses live up to their name 'Carefree'. They bloom all season long without disease.
The raise bed is backed by a white trellis fence that really helps to show off the colorful roses. This
is a lovely focal point in a small garden, that you can easily re-create in your own garden space.
This photo shows a small circular flower bed in a lawn that gets full sun. This planting group is so easy
and simple, yet so pretty and colorful at the same time.
The crimson red 'Europeana' floribunda rose is the star attraction. It's long-lasting blossoms are slightly fragrant and bloom abundantly throughout the season. A very good choice for a smaller specimen rose. The small round bed is edged with dwarf Blue Petunias, Yellow Marigolds, and light Blue Lobelias. I really enjoy this small flower bed, it brings a smile to my face every time I go by. Go ahead and plant one in your own garden. It's a great design for a small garden.
The long blooming roses in the bed are 'Just Joey' in full bloom, with 'Brass Band' roses and white 'Iceberg'
roses planted in a rounded bed bordered by grass.
The bed is edged with a great variety of colorful Pansies. Plantings of annuals are very inexpensive ideas to finish off a flower bed.