Little Wonders: Balcony Gardens

A balcony, however small, can be an ideal spot for entertaining, gardening, or even just improving your inside view.

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Roof Terrace is Half Conservatory and Half Garden

Half of this roof terrace was converted into a glass conservatory, allowing for just enough space to display container plants on the balcony.

View of Balcony Garden From Inside House

A beautiful view of the terrace garden from the living room is an added benefit of having a balcony garden.

Glass Table Inventive Use for Balcony Garden

A glass top table on the balcony acts as a light well for the space below the garden.

Plants Used as Decorative Access to Balcony

Potted plants help to screen an entrance balcony underneath a roof overhang, plus offer shade from afternoon sun.

Planted Balcony Looks Inviting from Inside House

A planted balcony looks very inviting from inside the house. It has become an extension of the living space that it adjoins. Sliding glass doors allow owners to enjoy the garden from the comforts of inside.

Terrace Garden and Balcony Linked by Plantings

An overhanging balcony offers shade to the terrace garden entrance below. The two spaces are linked by plants that work together to create an inviting garden.