Being a city-dweller often means that your garden space is more limited than if you lived in the countryside. If your garden space is at a premium, you can still make a petite patio, the smallest patch of grass or the tiniest of balconies the perfect outdoor haven - you just have to be a little more creative and make the most of every inch of space.

Before you begin though, you need to decide on your priorities. Are you hoping to create a space for entertaining friends or are you simply hoping for somewhere you can sit with a coffee on a Saturday morning? Are you looking for an explosion of flowers and nature in your city space or would you rather try growing a few goodies for the kitchen? A city or urban garden can accommodate all of these, but it’s important to decide on the purpose of your garden before you get to designing.