Last time we featured an awkward shaped garden, that Successful Garden Design student Rebeca from Costa Rica had turned into a beautiful space after completing the Great Garden Formula course.

What can be done with such a small space garden?

Not content with tacking one tricky garden, she’s now done another one. This time it’s the size more than shape that’s hard to deal with.

Designing a tiny space garden

Rebeca came up with two great designs…

“I will tell you a little bit about the tiny space. It is a “indoor garden”, but before been a garden it has been just a open space without any use.

I made two design, one more straight and other with curves. The owner choose the curvy one, and we built that in two days (painting and putting the gravel).

It is not finished at all, because I am missing some decoration (focal points), but eventually It will have those.”

Small space garden designs from Rebeca Brenes after completing the Great Garden Formula course


The best use of space in a tiny garden

Although both designs work well, the clear winner is the curved design because of the way the design makes the space appear larger.

Even though it’s not quite finished, you can see what a huge difference this design has made.

Tiny space garden before and after


Now Rebeca has completed our pro-level Great Garden Formula course, she’s been busy designing other gardens for people professionally.

Here’s a sneak peek at what she’s been up to…

Other designs from Rebeca Brenes after completing the Great Garden Formula course

If you’d like to take the same online garden design course Rebeca did – check out the Great Garden Formula.



Rachel Mathews
Rachel Mathews

Professional international garden designer for over 30 years. My mission is to de-mystify garden design and make it easy for people to successfully design their own garden - without needing to spend a fortune!

    3 replies to "Tiny space garden ideas – SGD student Rebeca"

    • Katerina Strelcova

      Dear Rachel,

      it seems fabulous but there is so much to have done with this considering the possition of the space and connection to the house.

      Please let me express myself as all your work is very good and I love to see all the differences had been made. I wish to have more time to spend with the garden design, which hopefully I will get when children back school.

      Best wishes

      Best wishes,

      • Rachel Mathews

        Thank you so much, Katerina, I’m glad you are liking the difference design makes with gardens! :o)

    • Melissa Peacock

      Oh, this is lovely! Well done to Rebecca! Cant wait to share my before and after pictures once my garden is done.

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