If this year has shown us anything it is that our garden is an essential part of our home and that we need to use it all year round. It has become the place to meet and spend time with people not in your household. So we really have to start making the most of our garden and treat it as another room in the house and I think that is what is driving the top garden trends for 2021.
Unfortunately for about three quarters of the year, the British weather isn’t kind but spending time outside has been proven to improve our mental well being and allows us to spend time with ones we love, which means that it is worth investing in your garden for years to come.
I have noticed is that garden trends seem to stick around. it is not about moving on from one trend to the next and sustainability is a big thing as is creating a space that can be used all year round.
Top Garden Trends for 2021
We have all seen how a garden is another room this year, so we really want to make the most of it and wanted to have a space to use all year round then heating is a massive requirement. Adding a Firepit, allows you to bring some warmth in an affordable fashion. We have this one and it is a great size and really kicks out some heat.
It is more than just about eating outside and having a outdoor table and chair, garden furniture and outside sofas are much more affordable and fashionable and if you want to make sure you are protected from the weather then you can cover your event with durable tents.
Permanent covered areas are also going to be a big thing in 2021. Pergolas, sail covers, gazebos, and covered verandas, so you can spend time with loved ones, add that fire pit and some blankets and you have a multi season area.
Having some green space has become more important and people are making sure that they use 100% of the space available to them and #balconygardening is the number one gardening trend on Instagram. From potted plants to trailing tendrils, balconies are getting greener by the day.
The maximisation of outdoor space continues with tiny gardens. Making your space look bigger, vertical gardening and maximising the space that you have. Creating space to eat, play and relax for all the family. Really showcasing how much you can do with a smaller space.
I foresee Garden kitchens not to be confused with kitchen gardens being a big thing for 2021. Gardens not just having a BBQ, but also has a prep area, sink and bar all covered so it can be used all year round. Making the most of people being allowed into our gardens.
Grow Your Own
Growing your own is going to continue as a trend for 2021 with lots more homes planning raised beds. Raised beds are great as they allow you to control the quality of soil and make growing vegetables and fruit less back breaking, perfect for the urban gardener.
Utilising Sheds – Working from home
Space has become really precious this year and we have been utilising every square inch of space and the garden is no exception. 2021 will be the year that brings more sheds, outdoor studios and working from home space.
See how things have evolved since 2019 here.