Narrow/Long/Thin Garden Design

Long narrow plots have a strong directional emphasis and are the perfect shape for sub-dividing the garden into different areas or rooms each with its own character and style. This division of the garden prevents the exaggeration of the narrowness of the overall area.

When creating a long narrow garden design each room can be sectioned off through the use of hedges, walls or trellis thereby providing a sense of mystery and surprise as visitors wander through the garden.

Entering each section can create a natural desire to pause and look around, thereby increasing the feeling of total space.

Changes in levels can also be used to good advantage by drawing the eye up the garden, for example the planting of trees or a focal point at the end of the garden draws the eye away from the overall width and emphasis the length.