Creating a garden in small spaces can be quite challenging, especially if you’re trying to squeeze one into a tiny backyard. That’s when you really have to get creative and find ways to use the available space efficiently.

Here are 10 DIY ideas for you to try in your tiny garden.

Pallet Garden

Using pallets to build a garden is the perfect solution for a small garden – it allows you choose the right size for your space and you don’t even have to dig the ground.

Tabletop Planter

DIY Tabletop Planter!


When the space is really limited, it’s time to get creative. Here’s an idea for a table made of a pallet with a planter as the centerpiece. It really is whimsical.

Window Boxes

Use the space efficiently and make these beautiful window boxes to plant flowers and herbs.

Cinder Block Garden

Cinder blocks are great for building raised garden beds and you can fit them into even the tiniest spaces.

A Tiny Greenhouse

Build this small greenhouse for vegetables in your small backyard out of old windows.

Small Garden Pond

Don’t forget the water features – you can have them even in a tiny garden and it makes all the difference.

Tiered Garden Bed

Working with limited space you have to use vertical space more than anything, such as building tiered DIY planters for your plants.

Hanging Basket Planters

DIY Hanging Basket!


There’s an array of plants you can grow in baskets, including edibles. So make use of this space saver idea to get more out of your small garden.

Garden Spiral

Garden spirals are perfect for small gardens in their visual as well as functional appeal. You can squeeze one into just about any corner of a tiny backyard and get enough garden space for your plants.

Dwarf Trees

A small space garden may not be ideal to plant trees, but you can choose dwarf trees that can even be planted in pots and enjoy their benefits.

If you need more ideas, check out theseĀ DIY garden beds, small garden design tips, and unique garden planters.

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