Gardening in a Small Space or on a Tight Budget


Did you know that gardening is one of the most popular pastimes in New Zealand? However, for those who live in a small space or are on a tight budget, it can be difficult to know where to start. After all, plants and flowers can be expensive, and if you don’t have the room to show off your new greenery and shrubs, then what’s the point? Thankfully, there is a solution. Here are a few tips on how to create a fabulous garden in a small space that won’t break the bank.

1. Be creative with space

You don’t have to have a huge back garden in order to take up this hobby. Be creative as you like when looking for a space for your plants and flowers, whether that’s a small strip of concrete outside your driveway or even a balcony. If you’re limited when it comes to room, then ensure you choose smaller plants that are still able to soak up the sun’s rays but won’t cause clutter.

If you only have a balcony, window boxes can be a great way to save space, and you will be able to incorporate various plants and flowers of your choice in order to transform the exterior of your home. Another way to save on space is to incorporate hanging baskets into your garden. These can be filled with flowers and plants of your choice and then attached to a structure like an outside wall or garage door.

2. Choosing a shed

If you lack space in your garden, then it might be time for a clear up. Buying a decent shed can help you store any junk that you don’t really use but are unable to get rid of. Do you have old tools lying around in the garden? Sports equipment? Toys? Incorporating steel or cedar garden sheds can instantly free up space and provide you with a safe place to keep your items when they are no longer being used. When buying garden sheds in New Zealand, opt for a structure that doesn’t distract from the look of the garden. A shed should be neat and discreet and never an eyesore.

3. Budgeting

A beautiful garden doesn’t have to cost the earth, and there are a number of ways you can save money when landscaping. For example, you might be able to save on your water bills by conserving rainfall and keeping it in your own rain barrel. Alternatively, you can use a price comparison website to source the cheapest plants and flowers from local nurseries without having to visit them yourselves.

Cheap and space-saving garden sheds in New Zealand

Are you looking for a garden shed – even if you don’t have much space or are on a budget? Riverlea Group specialise in sheds and outdoor products, including wooden garden sheds made in New Zealand. To find out more about the products they have on offer and to find a garden shed that suits your garden and budget visit


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