Small Garden Design

As local residents are all too aware of, space can be at a premium in Brighton and Hove, but we are particularly successful at making restrictive spaces appear bigger than they really are, so opening them out to their fullest and often surprising capabilities. As many of our local properties feature little more than small yards containing no lawn, we have developed an imaginative style when contending with this commonly found quirk.

Central to maximising a small space is to emphasise its intrinsic character, which by its very nature leans towards the intimate. As such, we are compelled to work within and make the best of a set of limited parameters, instead of struggling against them. We find this to be a very rewarding experience, and one which has a natural design bedfellow in minimalism. A core objective when elaborating tight spaces is to use a mixture of design techniques in order to use all available space as efficiently as possible, but without making a garden appear overcrowded and oppressive.

Size need not be a barrier in presenting a garden in a thoughtful and inviting fashion, and smaller ones are equally capable of integrating with and pronouncing the architectural features of the home they add the finishing touch to.

Case studies

Ebb & Flow

Victorian Flavour

Coastal Chic


A Touch of Zen

Bolt From The Blue


Oriental Essence

Pocket Oasis

The Graffiti Garden



The complete service

Garden Design

It is crucial for a given design choice to seamlessly integrate the outdoors with the indoors, and all chosen materials with their immediate surroundings, which means that every stage of a design and construction process must be meticulously considered.

Garden Construction

Our in-house construction team are a ‘family’ of dedicated garden professionals that have worked together for many years. The majority of our designs include bespoke features so require our skill and experience to construct them to the high standard they deserve.


Even the smallest area can benefit from a sympathetic landscaping overhaul, and pocket-sized spaces present a unique challenge which we are well equipped to match. While our focus tends towards carrying out a complete garden makeover that makes full use of our integrated approach, we can still carry out occasional basic landscaping projects.

Courtyards & Backyards

If there is one aspect in which the Langlea name has truly established itself, then it’s with our work in the often full-scale reconstruction of what must be our favourite types of spaces to renew, and we’re fortunate that Brighton and Hove presents us with a diverse range of scales and challenges.

Front Gardens & Yards

Successful front garden design requires significant skill and thoughtful attention to detail, as the prime focus is with realising a space which sits perfectly and without interruption or intrusion in the existing surrounding areas, whether public or private.

Town Gardens

Town gardens can be more contemporary or classic in style depending upon the interior design. Often many different uses and different experiences are required from this medium sized space.

Large Gardens

A strong but simple design concept is required to make in an impact in a large garden. Durability and maintenance must be considered at the outset so the garden is built to last.

Roof Terraces

All areas of a building present unique design and construction challenges, but perhaps none more so than roof terraces. A terrace with a stunning aspect often requires a light touch so far as landscaping is concerned, as a beautiful view already takes pride of place.

Swimming Pool Landscaping

Swimming pool landscaping requires skill and knowledge to integrate paving, copings, pool cover, diving boards and planting. Paving and edgings need to be pleasurable to walk upon barefoot and safe for all users.