Transform your Sydney balcony garden with award winning design & stress free installation by Vogue & Vine.

Balcony Garden Design Sydney by Vogue & Vine

Looking to create a designer balcony garden for relaxation and privacy?

More apartment owners are looking to expand their living space outdoors with balcony garden design in Sydney

Be inspired by Vogue & Vine’s balcony gardens combining award winning small garden design with stress free installation.

Call us to discuss your new balcony lifestyle today.

Balcony Design - From Start To Finish

Balcony Consultation

Deb Meyer - Landscape consultant Sydney

Your on-site consultation is an exciting stage where we meet and uncover your balcony garden’s potential together.

Get ready to be introduced to stunning new ideas and concepts tailored to your balcony & your brief.

Creative Landscape Plan

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After our proposal, we get to work designing all aspects of your new balcony garden. 

During the presentation of your design, your expectations will be exceeded with our professional 2D designed plans including plants & pots selections.

Stress Free Installation

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Take advantage of our established relationships with some of the best landscape contractors and landscapers in Sydney. 

Make your garden installation stress free from start to finish.

Our Google 5 star reviews

We were blown away by the ingenuity of her creative design transforming our small courtyard to a tropical oasis and zen garden.
Deb delivered on time and within budget and was a pleasure to deal with . Her ideas have created a place that we are so happy to enjoy. Highly recommend!

Yvonne – Queens Park

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Deb ignited a spark within me and I felt very passionate and inspired by the final plan.
Nina was so helpful in sourcing my outdoor furniture and pots. I couldn’t recommend them highly enough- would give 10 stars if I could!.

Maria P – Rose Bay

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I engaged Vogue & Vine to bring my balcony to life. Deb nailed the brief! Her selection of plants perfectly fit the look of the space.
The balcony remains the star of the show with a perfectly themed planter box. Sensational!

Leigh D – Bronte

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Sydney balcony designer

Balcony gardens and patios may be small, but they present an opportunity to create unexpected extra living spaces out of small outdoor spaces.
Our design approach blends the relaxed Sydney way of life with our small garden ideas. The result is a modern balcony garden perfect for apartment living.

Balcony garden design ideas

During your apartment garden consultation, we focus on your small outdoor space to extend your indoor areas.  Your unexpected outdoor room will be created with new lifestyle & entertaining benefits.

Small apartment garden ideas

Your small balcony may not have room for lawns & decking, but great impact can be achieved using professional plant choices and styling. This usually includes creative use of furniture, outdoor pots, wall art and other space effective styling elements.

Contact us to arrange a design consultation tailored to your ideas and Sydney balcony size.

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Your small garden project begins with accurate measurements – where every centimetre counts (including vertical spaces).

Balcony garden plants

Your balcony garden plants are hand selected to withstand elevated conditions for outdoor apartment living. New balcony plants are selected to be water & wind tolerant, shade or sun tolerant, depending on the elevation and direction of your balcony.

Outdoor pots for balcony garden design

Great pot selection is essential for your new apartment garden. The right pot combinations will introduce a sense of drama using larger and fewer pots to save space and maximise greenery.

Styling your small space  – We use furniture, lights, outdoor pots, mirrors, and small extras to help create the final impact.

Sydney landscape design services

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Small balconies need compact design ideas.

We bring these small spaces to life with carefully selected outdoor furniture and other elements for modern apartment living.

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Designing new commercial gardens involves creative ideas that take into account council regulations, fast approvals and the project budget.

Our landscape plans are also suitable for DA or CDC developments. These can be lodged with council with your architect plans.

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Sydney townhouses & large apartments can have compact outdoor gardens.

We use our space saving ideas to transform them into stunning outdoor multifunction gardens.

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Our on-site garden consultation help develop your broad design theme and establishes the foundation for your detailed landscape design plan.

Discover our consultation options here

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Vertical gardens & green wall gardens are a perfect solution to introduce greenery into garden areas that are limited in space.

They are perfect for residential balconies and courtyards and can be installed both indoors and outside.

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Outdoor pots provide the perfect accent pieces for contemporary Sydney gardens.

With a large choice of pots available, Vogue & Vine have curated our own range that suits both small gardens & larger backyard gardens.

Balcony landscape design Sydney NSW - FAQ

The are some important tips when designing any compact balcony garden to maximise space 

  • Measure every single area including wall space
  • Draw up a list of priorities of what you want to pack in bearing in mind the available space. 
  • Utilise vertical spaces with vertical gardens, mirrors or sidetables.
  • Be careful not to oversize tables or furniture.
  • Create privacy screening from neighbours (may need body corporate approval).
  • Incorporate space effective pots and plant styling.

Develop priorities based on the size of the available balcony space. Two fundamental priorities remain constant with all our small garden designs – to flow easily from the indoors plus careful use of perimeter and wall space.

Best balcony garden ideas

Young families will have different needs to downsizers,  but the best balcony ideas keep all the garden elements minimal and low maintenance

  • Create one or focal point to maintain simplicity. 
  • Ensure balcony plants can cope with wind and sun exposure.
  • Utilise vertical spaces efficiently with vertical gardens or other garden styling ideas like artwork or mirrors.
  • Utilise space effective troughs in light colours.
  • Use small furniture with narrow arms and when in doubt, go smaller than you think.
  • Cover over any outdoor air conditioning or storage areas.
  • Consider all available design services – such as rooftop garden design Sydney.

Our planting plan helps soften small balcony spaces with plants that are wind, sun or shade tolerant.

Popular plants include;

  • Herbs – Many people like to use fresh herbs in their cooking including mint, oregano, basil, thyme & chives.
  • Bamboo – We recommend Slender Weaver – especially for privacy.
  • Succulents – Drought and sun tolerant requiring little maintenance.
  • Star Jasmine – Can be trained to grow against your apartment wall. Has a beautiful fragrance when in bloom.
  • Hanging plants from baskets

Best balcony design ideas

We prefer not to introduce too much colour variety in smaller apartment gardens. Our designs generally focus on achieving variety using different textures rather than colour.

Balconies in Sydney can vary greatly in size. For example rooftop and penthouse gardens can be massive. Newer large apartment developments tend to be more compact. 

Key areas that quickly blow a budget include;

  • New flooring or waterproofing.
  • Decking OR Natural stone flooring.
  • Planting established plants.
  • Buying expensive pots.
  • Built in barbeque area or outdoor kitchen.
  • Imported furniture.

Almost all our clients want to achieve their dream outdoor balcony space. During our initial on-site visit, we can very easily provide landscaping budget guidelines to help you understand the costs attached and creative ideas to tailor your dreams to your budget.

Balconies are usually limited for space, so bearing this in mind, These are Vogue & Vine’s best plant styling tips.

  • Maximise boundary planting for privacy and space efficiency.
  • Keep plants and pots small and vary the shapes.
  • Minimise the use of different coloured balcony plants. Achieve variety using texture, sizing and shapes.
  • Avoid plants with leaves that are too large (especially for smaller spaces).
  • Vertical gardens are a great space effective solution.
  • Use mirrors to reflect plants and make garden look bigger.

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