Front gardens: design inspiration

Even the smallest space can be green and inviting, while providing room for a car or two. These simple design solutions show you how.

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Although there is room to park, plants feature heavily in this garden. There is a small tree, a diverse range of perennial plants in the beds and permeable gravel paving. However, there's still room for climbers up the walls.

Quick facts

  • Keep paving to a minimum
  • Use permeable paving materials
  • Grow plants where you can't park; any dead space
  • Get creative. It is possible to park and garden
  • Provide a home for wildlife with your plants
  • Keep dust and pollution on the street with a hedge

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