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5 Sloping Garden Ideas that will Transform your Backyard


Gardens come in different shapes and forms, well, literally! Not all gardens are made straight and flat. You’re probably here because you need some sloping garden ideas for your space. Not to worry, it may seem an issue at first but consider it a blessing in disguise! Sloping gardens are definitely unusual but there are certainly options that will beautifully transform them.   

You have to consider the kind of slope that your garden has. Is it upwards or downwards? You should also find how steep it is. Also, will affect the overall structure of your lot? It seems like a daunting task to do to begin with but luckily, there are several options that you can go for. 


One thing you can do with a sloping garden is to create terraces. You can do this by adding retaining walls that would separate each level of the patio. It will provide you with defined areas or zones in your sloping garden.

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Terraces are perfect for displaying any of your favourite garden plant choices. If you want to be more creative, you can also assign different themes for every level. This is especially more suited for sloping gardens with medium steepness. You can have an area specifically made to be child-friendly, while another area or level can be used for just lounging around for relaxation or whatever you wish to create!


Another great idea which is probably the most popular among sloping garden ideas is the introduction of decks. Decking is a way to design your sloping garden if you prefer using wood materials. With decking, you can beautify the terraces in your sloping garden and create spaces with purpose of your choice. 

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Wood materials for your decking doesn’t always have to be the usual brown tone colour. You can try using black, grey, teak, or even artificial grass effect! There are also various styles aside from the usual long hardwood look. Try our easy click deck tiles choice which comes in different colours and styles. Straightforward installation, no tools required!

Sloping Garden Black Decking Tiles

Grey Garden Decking Tiles


If you want a more permanent and long-lasting solution to your sloping garden, then laying a patio is good choice for you. Like decks, a patio creates a lovely space that can be utilised for any purpose of your liking.

Patios provide you that excellent spot to have tea in the afternoon and revel in the beauty of nature that surrounds you. These spaces are usually made with slabs of rock or any material like wood or brick depending on the theme and style of your design. Your patio can be made with stairs to help level your sloping garden. Throw in your favourite bench, sun lounger, tables and chairs, and you are good to go.

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Why not throw in this clay coloured bistro style table and chairs? These are perfect for a small space patio. This set even comes with optional assembly service for your convenience.

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Water Feature

The most fun and innovative sloping garden ideas is the inclusion of water features. Whether your sloping garden slopes upwards or downwards, there is always a water feature design that will work out. You can also add a fountain right in the centre of your garden.

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Be creative and add some flowers, lights or even something bold like this tall, silver triangular water feature with led lights. This stunning stainless steel pillar pumps out water which is perfect as the source of water for your entire garden water feature.

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Pathway or Stairway

Creating a garden of plants with a path or stairway would also be an option to go for if you want to design your sloping garden. You can study about the type of soil available in the area as well as the plants, flowers, and trees that can grow well in the kind of temperature and weather in your area. You can then include a pathway or a stairway that you can use to maintain your garden easily. Your path or stairway can be made of wood, gravel, or polished rocks. Also, if you have a sloping yard that tilts downwards, planting tall foliage can make the slope appear less tilted. 

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Be creative and add some garden decors of your choice. For example, you can install this copper brushed wind spinner beside of your stairs or pathways. No matter what your taste is, there are various garden decors that will suit your sloping yard.

Copper Brushed Wind Spinner

Hope all these sloping garden ideas will help create a garden that you will absolutely love. Please share your comments and suggestions if you have other clever ideas to beautify a sloping garden.

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