Inner-city spaces tend to be naturally small, as are the garden areas that come with them. Balconies and rooftops in the city are often nothing more than concrete jungles, but it doesn’t have to be this way. With a little imagination you too can create a hidden garden and a functional outdoor room to enjoy.
Start by choosing some light weight pots and plants that can handle the often harsh conditions presented with inner-city balcony garden design. For some reason inner-city balconies and rooftops always seems to be windier and drier. We recommend plants such as Yuccas, Agaves, Succulents, Native Grasses, Westringia, Raphiolepis or Herbs/Veggies. When it comes to inner-city balcony garden design, it’s best to go over the top with plants as generally the space needs softening.
Think about adding natural materials to soften the space such as hardwood timber or sandstone. A hardwood timber bench seat can really enhance an inner-city balcony garden design by creating a designated seating/lounging area.
Once you have established which plants and pots to go with, pick some bright coloured furniture to add a splash of colour, such as a yellow chair or a bright coffee table. The colour will be a much needed distraction from the concrete jungle.
A beautiful hardwood timber bench seat is used to soften this balcony garden.
Lushes perimeter planting combined with a splash of colour.
We used a hardwood timber screen to soften the concrete walls for this balcony garden garden.