Small Garden Makeovers, Design and Landscaping

Aside from limited space, small gardens offer a unique set of challenges, from working with varied micro-climates to making it a functional and inviting space. Small gardens also require more attention to detail

I specialise in installing water wise, resilient gardens that are best suited to the Western Cape, dry summer climate. Shade gardens are of particular interest as I have come to know plants that can manage the challenging dry shade situation but still create that sort after lush look

I work predominantly with indigenous plants but also with non-invasive exotics suited to our conditions. Emphasis is on foliage colour, texture and form.

My landscape style is natural and mostly informal with an emphasis on charm and personality. I have a qualification in permaculture and prefer an ecological approach to gardening which is crucial to building long term resilience.

Owner-managed and run, I am very hands-on, often doing a lot of the work myself to ensure consistency and quality

For those unsightly walls take a look at my low-maintenance, custom-made vertical planters for sun and shade positions

“Angela is absolutely fantastic! She transformed my baron weedy wasteland of a front garden into a lush oasis full of water-wise plants and even a water feature! I am in love! She did this all well giving me great tips on how to keep the garden looking as amazing as she had made it, and was so open and kind in sharing her substantial knowledge and obvious love for all things natural. A true gem here in Cape Town, contact her now to make your gardening dreams come true!”


“I am so delighted with how Angela has transformed the dry, untidy area in front of our house where nothing grew into a pretty, lush looking oasis that we can easily care for and that welcomes us home. She also went the extra mile to source just the right plants, and make sure the quality of the poles was up to scratch, no shortcuts taken – thank you!”

Cathy Observatory

“Angela of Small space gardens is the person for your garden makeover/start-up! She has the incredible ability to gauge what you want and to make exactly that happen; even if you don’t know how to express your ideas. Angela is an absolute delight to work with as a person. She is professional, hands on and goes the extra mile. She has vast knowledge that she readily shares with garden newbies like myself. I loved learning from her knowledge and experience. Her prices are very reasonable. Great value for money indeed. She even offers an after serves at reasonable cost – how cool is that. I am extremely happy with the end result, and so excited to see how my garden will grow and evolve from the fruits of her labour. I would strongly recommend her to anybody.”


“I HIGHLY recommend Angela and small space gardens. I love what she has done in my garden. She totally read my mind when it came to understanding the brief and the result is exactly the look I was after. She even managed to transform my two water tanks into something delicate and beautiful, not an eye sore! She was extremely professional and her costing was very reasonable. I am so, so happy with the results. Also, my garden is very shaded which can be difficult but Angela is incredibly knowledgeable and has chosen beautiful, water-wise, shade-loving plants that are delicate yet luscious and exactly what I was looking for.”


A little about me – Angela McQueen