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50 Rectangular Garden Ideas

If you’re looking for inspiration for your rectangular-shaped garden, we’ve got you covered!

From simple driveway upgrades to multi-level gardens, roof garden transformations to decorative water features, we’ve got a solution for you.

Let’s jump in!

1. Modern shed

Place a modern-looking shed in the back of your garden to have a new spot to relax. You could even convert it to your new office for those ‘work from home’ days.

A modern-looking shed that fits exactly in a rectangular-shaped backyard

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2. Multi-level rectangular garden

Instead of a sloped garden, add some steps to give your garden multiple flat levels to enjoy.  

Multi-level rectangular garden with some steps

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3. Deck and small shed

Build a stylish deck for your comfy sofas and add a shed in the corner of your garden to keep your tools safe.

A stylish deck with comfy sofas and a shed in the corner of the garden

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4. Narrow garden with grass

Make a long, narrow garden feel wider by breaking up the space with raised flower beds. 

Narrow garden with grass with raised flower beds

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5. Dark wood deck

Use dark colours for your decking and furniture for a modern look. Use different ground materials to break up the rectangular space so your garden will feel wider. 

Dark wood deck and furniture for a modern garden look

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6. Rectangular roof garden

Clean lines and light shades bring a contemporary look to a stylish roof garden. In this example, they’ve used clever planting to disguise the walls. 

Rectangular roof garden bringing a contemporary look to a stylish roof garden

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7. Small rectangular garden with couches

No matter the size, a garden can become really cosy by adding sofas to relax in the afternoon. You can use tall trees for extra privacy from your neighbours.

Small rectangular garden with couches

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8. Aesthetic backyard

Add a waterfall to your backyard so you’ll always have the soothing sound of trickling water to help you relax. 

Aesthetic backyard with a big waterfall

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9. Round shapes

Add some curves to your rectangular garden to help it feel less enclosed.

Round shapes adding some curves to a rectangular garden

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10. Decorative ponds

Simple water features can make beautiful decorations for your garden. Use symmetry to give your garden a more formal feel. 

Decorative ponds that add beautiful pieces to a garden

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11. Sunken seating area

Add some comfy outdoor seating to your sunken patio for a cosy spot to relax in your garden. 

Sunken seating area in a patio

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12. Open garden with artificial grass

For an open, spacious feel, restrict planting to the borders of your garden. 

Open garden with artificial grass

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13. Concrete deck and stepping stones

For a clean, modern look, you could use smooth concrete to build a raised deck and add contemporary horizontal fencing. Use the same concrete for your stepping stones to tie it in with the deck. 

Concrete deck and stepping stones

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14. DIY raised garden bed for herbs and flowers

Grow your own herbs and veggies in your backyard by building some appealing raised garden beds.

DIY raised garden bed for herbs and flowers

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15. Rectangular driveway decor

Spruce up your driveway by creating a modern gravel bed at the border. Use simple, low maintenance plants and place some solar lights in between.

Rectangular driveway decor

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16. Two-level modern garden with lights

Lights add a special touch to your garden decoration and make it look more appealing at night.

Two-level modern garden with lights

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17. Long, narrow garden beds

When you have a long, narrow garden, some irregular-shaped garden beds would be the perfect addition. 

Long, narrow garden beds with some irregular-shaped garden beds

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18. Corner seating area and shed

Place a seating area in the back corner of your garden to sit and relax while admiring the rest of your backyard. Use stepping stones rather than a solid path as it will help the garden feel less narrow.

Corner seating area and shed with lights

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19. Dinner table and couch

Make sure you have plenty of seating areas to relax in your garden. Add a dining table and chairs for al fresco meals and then a comfortable sofa to chill out in the sun. 

Dinner table and couch for al fresco meals

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20. Narrow garden with shed

Even if you have a long, narrow garden, you can still find a spot for a shed. Just use tall plants to disguise it and separate it from the rest of the garden. 

Narrow garden with shed

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21. Tree surgery

Use tall trees to gain extra privacy from your neighbours, and get creative when trimming your smaller trees into different shapes to brighten up a plain fence. 

Tall trees that add extra privacy from the neighbours

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22. Brick fixing for a slope yard

A great way to deal with a slope is to create a two-level garden with a small containment wall. You can use the same paving slabs as your patio to top your wall and steps. 

Brick fixing for a slope yard

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23. Modern garden with rectangular pond

For a modern take on a garden pond, go for a rectangular shape to suit the clean lines of a contemporary garden. 

Modern garden with rectangular pond

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24. Coverable hot tub in garden

A hot tub is the perfect place to relax in your garden. Be sure to get a cover for when it’s not in use to keep out any falling leaves and insects. 

Coverable hot tub in garden

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25. Living wall and seating area

Transform a boring fence panel by creating your own living wall. It will add some colour and attract more wildlife to your garden. 

Living wall filled with greens and seating area

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26. Stone flooring and fire table

If you have a big, open garden, you can get creative with your patio area. These modern paving tiles create a unique base for this fire pit area

Stone flooring and fire table

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27. Artificial grass

A fresh lawn is beautiful but requires lots of maintenance. Artificial grass is much easier to keep clean and tidy.

Artificial grass for a low-maintenance garden

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28. Corner with seating area and fire pit

Fire pits are great for cool evenings if you’re not ready to take the party inside just yet.

Corner with seating area and fire pit

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29. Picnic table

Enjoy meals outside with your family and friends by adding a dining area to your garden

Picnic table creating a cute outdoor dining area for family and friends

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30. Classy corner shed and bench

Keep it simple with a wooden bench and matching shed. If you’re handy with a saw, you could even build them yourself! 

Classy corner shed and bench

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31. Diagonal garden

Diagonal lines are great for a long narrow garden, as they draw your eye around the garden rather than taking you straight to the back. 

Diagonal lines perfect for a long narrow garden

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32. Small rectangular backyard

If you are struggling with space, make the best of what you have. A foldaway garden bar or table and hanging baskets are perfect for a small yard space.

Small rectangular backyard with dark tone furniture and decors

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33. Small cabin with stepping stones

It’s great to have a place to sit and relax, maybe read a book, while enjoying your garden. With a cosy cabin you can even sit out when it’s raining!

Small cabin with bright stepping stones

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34. Side yard vertical garden

Every inch of your backyard can be amazing, like this once-boring side wall that has been transformed into an appealing vertical garden.

Side yard vertical garden

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35. Planter boxes with seating

Add some colour to your seating area by building planters into the back. It makes the perfect place to enjoy the view.

Planter boxes with seating

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36. Into the wild

A simple two-level garden, separating the wild from the calm.

A simple two-level garden, separating the wild from the calm

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37. Large stepping stones for side yard

For a simple but beautiful garden entrance, use wide stepping stones and a light gravel to enhance your pathway. 

Large stepping stones for side yard

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38. Round pond

A pond is a great way to attract all kinds of wildlife to your garden. Be sure to line one side with stones to give the animals an easy entrance. 

Round pound lined with stones to give the animals an easy entrance

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39. Black and white two-level garden

Black and white will give your garden a stylish, modern look. Add some lights for the final touch.

Black and white two-level garden

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40. Small grey open garden

Grey is a popular colour both inside and outside the home. It brings a modern feel to this garden with a grey patio, stepping stones and raised planters. 

Small grey open garden

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41. Football field

If you have the space, you could give your kids their own football field to practice on. Be sure to save some room for a nice patio area for adults to relax too. 

A football field in the backyard for kids to practice on

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42. Relaxing corner with waterfall

Nothing beats the relaxing sound of running water when you’re looking for a peaceful place to unwind. A waterfall wall like this adds a real focal point to your garden.

Relaxing corner with waterfall

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43. Well-kept zen garden

Use well-trimmed trees and bushes and simple, modern furniture to create a zen-like garden space in your backyard. You could use lighting to accentuate your statement plants. 

Well-trimmed trees and bushes and simple, modern furniture in a zen garden

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44. Rustic bench with pergola

Build a beautiful pergola around your bench to grab yourself a seat in the shade.  Add climbing plants and flowers for extra shade and privacy.

Rustic bench with pergola and flowers

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45. Appealing seating deck

Create a cosy spot in the back of your garden to relax and chat in the sun. Use trees and tall planting to give yourself extra privacy and add spotlights around your seats so you can sit out into the evening. 

Appealing seating deck in the back of a garden

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46. Bespoke garden resting spot

For a unique seating area, you could add a solid roof to provide some shade on sunny days and protection from the rain. Add some spotlights to give it an outdoor lounge vibe. 

Bespoke garden resting spot with a solid roof to provide some shade

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47. Black porcelain tiles

These black tiles are really appealing and super easy to take care of. Perfect for a low-maintenance backyard.

Black porcelain outdoor tiles

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48. White deck and garden beds

All it needs now is some cosy chairs or sofas to relax and put your feet up.

White deck and garden beds

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49. Sandstone paving and borders

Use curves in your design to help a rectangular garden look more interesting. 

Sandstone paving and borders

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50. Black porcelain and white garden beds

Give your garden a contemporary feel with monochrome raised garden beds. Build in some benches if you’re short on space.

Black porcelain and white garden beds

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Round-up

We hope our list of ideas for rectangular gardens has given you some inspiration for transforming your space into a relaxing sanctuary. 

It doesn’t have to break the bank either, you can still make big changes on a small budget. It just takes a little work and creativity. 

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