What does your front garden say about you?

Small Garden Design: Make your front door a really welcoming entrance 


dull shady front


We believe that everyone can have a lovely garden even if you can’t afford to spend very much. We have always tried to show you how you can achieve a gorgeous garden with only a small amount of effort and having only spent what you can easily afford.


Here is a typical modern front garden, a little unloved maybe, but maybe that’s because the owner doesn’t know what to do with it – so it’s just left as grass.


Not very homely though is it, and it can be so much nicer. Incidentally, an attractive front garden not only makes you feel better when you come home, it can also add value to your house – so it is really worth making a little effort.


boring front with yellow planting boring front with a blue and agapanthus boring front, cream planting green door 

So here are 3 different looks and none of them would cost the earth. The garden has been divided by a path in each side, now this can simply be a grass path or it could be shingle or paved. This means you have a sunny border and a shady one.The front door has had a ‘paint’ job too in a couple of the images, just to smarten it up but also to compliment the planting.  Several of the plants used spread easily, so you require fewer to cover the ground, or they self seed so again will fill the bed more quickly. The plants are evergreen mostly and require very little looking after.


This weekend, step out into the front garden and look back to your front door and just ask – what does this garden say about me?


Gardening is not difficult, but if you don’t know much about plants it is difficult to know where to begin. That’s where we can help, we have loads of designs for front gardens (and back ones too) on the website, so why don’t you get a little inspiration and make a statement in your front garden.