25 Small Garden Border Ideas To Create A Flower Paradise

Garden borders are an easy and affordable way to add a statement to the yard and differentiate two adjacent outdoor features.

The garden borders can be made from wood, pavers, concrete, bricks and even metal. It all depends on your budget and what look you want to achieve.

Check out these amazing small garden border ideas to create a flower paradise.

1. Grass And Gravel Border

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The edging in this border idea features lines of grass alternating with gravel and natural flowers. The perfectly maintained edge outlines a gravel walkway in a curved shape which leads the way from the gate to the front door.

2. Paving Border

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Another appealing way to divide a garden from the yard is to make a walkway between them. Here, pavers in four colors are used to highlight the walkway and its whimsy shape.

3. Concrete Border

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This border idea is a popular choice for garden edging. It is poured concrete which can be shaped straight or curved.

Its raised design clearly defines the border and visually differentiates the garden from a walkway or a road.

4. Raised Paver Border

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In this border idea, pavers create a nice edge between the lawn and the walkway. Thanks to positioning them above the ground, they create a raised edge and visually differ from the paver path.

5. Stone And Paver Border

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This border idea divides the garden from the walkway. To make a visually appealing and matching border, it is made from flagstones and pavers as a continuation of the walkway but with a raised design. The green lawn pops out next to the beautiful grey path.

6. Wood Border

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Wood is another great material for making garden borders. For this small garden bed, the wood blocks are aligned in descending arrangement creating a curved staircase-like shape.

Log slices are inserted in the soil of the garden to complement the wood border and to give the garden a fairy look.

7. Stained Concrete Blocks Idea

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Concrete is durable, affordable and modern! Why not use it to make a minimalist border between a rock garden and a walkway? The idea here features the poured concrete stained in dark grey to match the adjacent walkways from concrete slabs and grey gravel.

8. Metal Sheet Border

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Metal sheet material is another durable material you can use to make a border between a garden bed and a walkway.

Carbon steel gets rusty in time if it is not protected with a suitable coating but that feature can be used to make a modern industrial touch to the landscape.

9. Stone Fence

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This staggered stone fence is perfect for a tiered terrain border. The natural look of the border coheres with the surroundings and matches the adjacent staircase.

10. Stone Pavers Border

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This small border is made from stone pavers arranged in a curved line and creates a natural statement. The pavers are used against the dark soil of the garden bed to create a nice edge.

11. Stone Slabs Border Idea

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Stone slabs are an affordable way to edge a garden.

The slabs act as a short fence of the raised garden bed which coheres with the stone walkway next to it to create together an appealing landscape nook.

12. Weathered Wood Border

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If you have weathered slats remaining from a past DIY project, you can upcycle them by cutting each into short pieces. Then, arrange them around a raised garden bed to create a border.

13. Gabion Border

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Gabions are modern landscape features that can function as fences, borders, or as a decorative part of the landscape. In this border idea, they are repurposed into raised garden bed fences keeping the garden in place and ensuring good drainage.

14. Tile Border

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If you have spare tiles remaining from the garden walkway make, you can repurpose them into a garden border.


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The material for the borders of this zen garden is concrete. We see it in the shape of poured concrete and concrete tiles. Together they create a continuous landscape touch and enhance the harmonious feel of this outdoor area.

16. Natural Stone Border Idea

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The uneven terrain of this backyard makes it perfect for creating raised garden beds with fences. The idea here features a natural approach to the decorative landscaping. The plant varieties are wildflowers growing in shallow garden beds looking like built-in the stone fence.

17. Wooden Beam Border

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It is visually attractive to match the fence with the border of the edging garden next to the fence. In this border idea, this landscape approach is kept by using wood for these two features.

18. Brick Border Idea

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Inexpensive materials like bricks and river stones can be used for a garden border. In this border idea, bricks are arranged in straight lines forming the perfect garden bed.

Bricks are attached to each other with concrete as you would do when building a wall. The grouting creates a lovely contrast and coheres with the gravel walkway next to the brick border.

19. Terraced Gabion Border

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If you like the terraced gardens but your backyard is perfectly leveled you can faux that look with stone gabions. They will act double as a support for each tier and also as a border for each level.

20. Channel Borders

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These borders are both functional and beautiful. They are made right next to the walkway from metal sections. You can barely recognize the material because it is covered with grey gravel and decorated with round stone sculptures.

21. Ground Tiles Repurposed Into Borders

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In this gorgeous landscape idea, the border and the walkways are made from the same material- tiles. The size of the tiles makes it possible to create an upper level where a garden and a pond with a fountain stay.

22. Wood Fence Idea

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Short fences like the idea above function as a decoration and a means to give character to the yard, not for privacy.

The wooden fence here separates the walkway and the patio from the edging garden and gives the landscape a homely rustic touch.

23. Rusted Metal Border

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The flexibility of the sheet metal makes it perfect for usage as a border of a walkway or a raised garden bed. In this border idea, we see it in both applications. The metal is left uncoated to become rusty and eye-catching in time.

24. Painted Metal Border

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If you don’t like the rusty finish and prefer a more durable solution, coat the metal with suitable paint which will protect it from rusting. The good thing about this idea is that you can choose a color that will make the metal stand out against the surroundings.

25. Wood Posts Border

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The thickness and the perfect straightness of the wood posts make it possible to use them as straight garden borders.

You can paint them a desired color that will match the adjacent surfaces as shown in the idea above. White gravel filling makes a good backdrop for the greenery and the grey posts to stand out.

Get inspired by these beautiful garden border ideas. They are perfect for any small garden or small backyard.
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