If you have a small inner-city garden or courtyard, you may be thinking that a flourishing vegetable garden is out of reach. However, as this garden shows, space need not be a hindrance and an attractive and productive garden can go hand in hand – and even incorporate a water feature, a barbecue, seating area and ornamental plants.

When the owners of this garden approached Steve Warner of Outhouse design, they had a clear design brief. They wanted a functional space that would suit the family, which includes young children, with a productive vegetable garden as well as an attractive outdoor entertaining area. The site was the challenge, however,
as it was a petite size of only 10m × 3m, so space maximisation was a key issue.