Super Corner Garden Ideas to Create Your Own Oasis

The corner part of the garden is often overlooked or underutilised. If this is one of your biggest worries outdoor, then don’t worry – we already did the homework for you.

With the right planning, you can transform your forgotten corner garden into a shining focal point, whether it’s with some landscaping or a corner garden building. To help get you started, we’ve put together ideas for transforming your own backyard oasis!

They offer some low maintenance solutions, and many can be created in the space of an afternoon. Or if you’re more green-fingered, there’s some great suggestions for you to try too.

Are you ready to make your corner garden space beautiful and functional? Let’s get started!

1. Corner garden bed

Transform a neglected corner of your garden into a captivating focal point with a raised bed. Opt for a contemporary touch by painting it white, adding a touch of modern charm to your outdoor space.

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Corner garden raised bed
Image Credit: Flickr, Oregon State University

2. Butterfly garden

Create a small spot in your backyard to have butterflies visit you. They are perfect for adding colour to your garden. 

Keep your flower beds in shape with stone edging; this will also help when mowing your lawn around your flower bed. 

A butterfly on a flower
Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

3. Pergola addition

Beat the scorching sun in your garden with a pergola, providing much-needed shade. Enhance the ambience by placing comfortable seating and tall, lush plants. This will create a cosy and inviting corner for relaxation and enjoyment.

A corner of the pergola in Belle Vue Park, Newport
Image Credit: Geograph UK

4. Transformed backyard corner

Transform a corner of your backyard into a haven for birds by adding a bird bath and feeder. Plant trees or climbing plants to give them a place to nest away from predators. 

Small corner backyard with bistro seating
Image Credit: Flickr, Amanda Slater

5. Colourful corner garden

Use quirky planters to brighten up a dull corner of your garden, and add brightly coloured flowers to really bring it to life. An easy setup, and the result is something worth admiring.

Colourful corner garden
Image Credit: Flickr, scrappy annie

6. Small but stylish corner

Use whites and greys to create a beautiful, modern seating area. Clean lines and tidy planting add to the contemporary style. 

Add a sail to protect you from the sun’s rays and some twinkly lights so you can still enjoy your garden into the evening. 

Small but stylish corner garden with variety of pots
Image Credit: Flickr, scrappy annie

7. Writer corner

Create a cosy nook in your corner just by adding a small seat and cushions. If you’re looking for more of a garden hideaway, add some climbing plants and flower pots. 

Now you have a place to start working on that book you wanted to write!

8. Comfy corner

Add some comfortable chairs and have your friends sit back and relax during those night chats next to the fire pit.

Corner seating area with pastel cushion pillows
Image Credit: Public Domain Pictures

9. Embrace light colours

This trick gives an illusion of spaciousness. Harness the power of climbing plants. Greenery can beautify your surroundings and conceal plain fences, giving off the charm.

Corner patio decking with fireplace
Image Credit: Rawpixel

10. Bar hideaway

Elevate your garden gathering experience by setting up a designated drink-serving area. Introduce bar stools and tall chairs, mimicking the atmosphere of a pub. Create a delightful space where you can socialise and unwind with friends and family.

BillyOh Garden Bar Shed
BillyOh Garden Bar Shed

11. Corner privacy pergola

Seek tranquillity and privacy by enhancing your pergola with climbing plants. These lush vines not only offer additional shade but also create a natural barrier. They shield you from prying eyes and allow you to relax undisturbed.

Corner privacy pergola area with an outdoor hot tub
Image Credit: Flickr, Bill Wilson

12. DIY trellis

Add beauty and function to your garden with a quirky-shaped trellis of your own design. Incorporate some climbing plants and flowers to attract bees and butterflies.

DIY corner trellis and planters
Image Credit: Flickr, woodleywonderworks

13. Flower bed and trellis

Elevate the aesthetics of your garden by incorporating corner flower beds. This can be effortlessly achieved with the addition of a small section of fencing. A simple yet impactful feature that will revitalise the overall look of your garden.

Black corner fence
Image Credit: Flickr, jalexartis Photography

14. Corner swing

Install one of these in your backyard and swing your problems away. Position your swing in the best spot to enjoy your garden, and let the gentle rock of the swing help you relax.

A corner swing is also a great addition in case you’re looking for balcony garden ideas.

Corner garden swing with yellow cushions
Image Credit: Flickr, Cindy Shebley

15. Corner arbour

An arbour is great for providing privacy and shelter in your garden, whether that be from the sun or the rain. Include some comfy cushions to make it a cosy, relaxing space.

DIY wooden arbour with built-in benches
Image Credit: Flickr, UnconventionalEmma

16. Flower dominance

Make the most of an overlooked corner by transforming it into a breathtaking corner bed. Fill it with stunning flowers and plants. Create a vibrant display that brings life and colour to your outdoor sanctuary.

Corner flower display
Image Credit: Flickr, Wonderlane

17. Sculpture and benches

Unleash your artistic side by incorporating imaginative sculptures that embody your unique personality. These artistic accents serve as captivating focal points. They infuse your outdoor space with individuality and creativity.

Corner garden sculpture
Image Credit: Flickr, Anguskirk

18. Corner cinder block planters

If you’re short on planting space, get creative with breeze blocks to build your own tiered planter. It’s really easy to set up and only takes up a small amount of space.

Corner cinder block planters
Image Credit: Flickr, Dennis Yang

19. Corner modern planter with bench

Bring some colour to a boring corner by planting a tall tree in your corner planter. Add some lighting for a cool effect at night.

Corner cinder block planters
Image Credit: Flickr, Caliper Studio

20. Corner waterfall

A water feature or waterfall is perfect for creating a relaxing ambience in your garden. The sound of the water running helps you to destress and will also help mask any noise from your neighbours. 

Amazonia Waterfalls
Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

21. Modern gravel corner

Cultivate an atmosphere of sophistication with black gravel beds and elegant cedar walls. Complement this refined aesthetic with simple yet harmonious plantings. Also, strategically placed rocks induce a serene and Zen-like ambience in your retreat.

Miniature garden feauturing rocks and pebbles
Image Credit: Flickr, litlnemo

22. L-shaped couch

Create a cosy corner simply by adding a comfy couch to lie down in the afternoons. Surround yourself with simple plants and trees for an idyllic garden hideaway to enjoy. 

Rattan Effect 5-Seater Corner Sofa & Table Set
Rattan Effect 5-Seater Corner Sofa & Table Set

23. 3-tiered corner planter

If you can’t plant on the ground, getting some of these for your garden corners is a great solution. They’re easier to maintain than standard garden beds as there’s no digging involved, just the odd spot of weeding!

3-tiered corner planter
Image Credit: Public Domain Pictures

24. Corner fire pit

Build yourself the perfect place to relax with friends; a fenced-off patio with comfortable seating amongst lush greenery. Add a fire pit and string lights to keep the party going into the night. 

Star Outdoor Fireplace with Mesh Lid, Grill & Poker
Star Outdoor Fireplace with Mesh Lid, Grill & Poker

25. Pots and rocks

Or use pots instead of barrels and plant some low-maintenance succulents amongst rocks and pebbles to create a desert-style garden. 

Old pot on the rocks in the garden
Image Credit: Flickr, Ivan Radic

26. Wood retaining wall

If stone doesn’t fit your style, adding a wood retaining wall can change the look of your garden entirely. It also makes the perfect backdrop to built-in benches. 

Gecko sticking head over canal retaining wall
Image Credit: Flickr, Jay Galvin

27. Corner cabin

A corner cabin will give you some sheltered outdoor space to enjoy your garden, even when it’s raining! And if you’ve got a great wifi signal, you could even turn it into your office for those ‘work from home’ days. 

BillyOh Sasha Log Cabin Summerhouse
BillyOh Sasha Log Cabin Summerhouse

28. Small corner fountain

If you’re short on space, add a small water fountain to your garden so you can enjoy the relaxing sound of trickling water without the high maintenance of a waterfall or pond. 

Stone wall fountain
Image Credit: Geograph UK

29. Cosy private corner

All you need is a small table and chairs and you can have some nice conversations without worrying about the neighbours. The climbing plants on the pergola will add extra privacy and shade you from the sun. 

Wooden bench, arbour and native Azalea
Image Credit: Flickr, JR P

30. Modern vertical herb garden

If you’re short on planting space, a modern vertical planter will spruce up a plain wall and give you all the space you need to grow some herbs for cooking. 

Vertical and raised herb garden
Image Credit: Flickr, SparkFun Electronics

31. Classic wooden bench

Picture a timeless wooden bench nestled under the shade of a majestic tree. Immerse yourself in relaxation, surrounded by a fragrant symphony of blooming flowers. This leisure offers a therapeutic escape from the stresses of daily life.

BillyOh Windsor Traditional Bench - 2 Seater
BillyOh Windsor Traditional Bench – 2 Seater

32. Tree stump

Preserve the memory of a felled tree by repurposing its stump as an element in your flower bed design. Embrace its rustic charm and transform it into a charming seating area. A natural way to enjoy the company of nature while being surrounded by the beauty of your garden.

The Stumpery; ancient tree stumps from the Norfolk Estate 5
Image Credit: Geograph UK

33. Corner garden studio

Create a tranquil oasis within your garden by incorporating a corner garden studio. This dedicated workspace provides a secluded environment away from the distractions of the main house. It allows you to focus and be productive amidst the serene beauty of nature.

Corner garden studio office model
Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

34. Tucked serene corner pavilion

Immerse yourself in the serenity of a tucked, serene corner pavilion. The elegance of Japanese architecture inspires this corner garden idea.

Nestled within an Asian-style garden, this picturesque outbuilding exudes tranquillity. The gentle rustle of pebbles underfoot and the presence of bonsai trees enhance the space. Overall, they create a harmonious and contemplative atmosphere.

A corner of the Rose garden, Glenveagh Castle
Image Credit: Geograph UK

35. Fit a climbing wall

Don’t be afraid to play with different shapes, colours, and textures to your outdoor space. The corner section of this garden features a wooden fence and a climbing wall.

A children’s play garden idea like this will surely be loved and enjoyed by your kids!

Climbing wall routes
Image Credit: Pxhere


From installing a fence to adding an outdoor fireplace or turning it into a terrarium, there are so many ways you can give your space the makeover that’s perfect for you and your family. 

We hope these tips will inspire new ideas of how to use the corners in your yard (or even your balcony!) as places where people can connect with nature while still enjoying the comfort of your home.

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