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Urban Garden Styles

Urban garden styles are perfect for homeowners who live in densely populated cities such as London. Urban gardens are often overlooked by neighbours, so privacy is an important factor, as is security. Because this type of garden is usually enclosed, direct sunlight may be an issue so planting with shade in mind is a consideration. Gardens in cities are typically small in size, but this doesn’t mean that they can’t be functional and look fabulous. Creating a patio dining area with built-in seating and raised planters are some of the elements that we would recommend. The in-house design team at Acacia Gardens has created a list of ten urban garden features you may wish to include.

10 Urban Garden Design Features

  1. Using overhead structures or canopies for privacy
  2. Installing a fence for security
  3. Laying a dining terrace for entertaining
  4. Building in seating and a barbecue area to save space
  5. Adding lighting for evening use
  6. Growing veg vertically to maximise space
  7. Planting pots to add colour and interest
  8. Using architectural plants as a focal point
  9. Bringing light into the garden with vintage mirrors
  10. Showcasing contemporary garden sculptures
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Frequently Asked Questions
About Urban Garden Styles and Design

An urban garden style is a compact city garden that is often surrounded by neighbouring houses so it will lack privacy and light. Urban gardens are usually contemporary in style, using built-in seating and barbecues to maximise the space. A low maintenance approach is advisable.

Urban gardens suit city homes including converted period properties or contemporary buidings.

Contemporary or reclaimed materials are ideal.

A neutral and natural colour palette works such as earthy tones or black with grey for drama.

Architectural plants work well such as bamboo, tree ferns and palms.

How Acacia Gardens Can Help
With Your Urban Garden Design

Our in-house team can create your urban garden. We can produce 3D plans and a 3D video to help you visualise how your garden could look in an urban style. If you like these ideas, our complete garden design and build package are cost-effective and hassle-free, saving you time and money. You could be relaxing with your family outside sooner than you think. Contact Acacia Gardens today to discuss your requirements.

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