The Top Garden Trends For 2021

Let your garden take the spotlight this year by taking inspiration from some of these great garden trends for 2021.

Since the Covid-19 pandemic our outdoor space has taken on an important role. It has been the safe place to socialise, the place we use to get some space from family, partners and housemates, and the bit of nature-haven we use to remember things are going to be OK.

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So, with all of that in mind, we kind of owe the garden a little bit of a refresh. It deserves a little bit of pampering, right? To inspire you, let’s take a look at some of the top garden trends for 2021:


Since the height of the pandemic everybody wants to move to the countryside. Many people though, cannot do that, and so instead the garden has become countrified for that small amount of rural escape, in an urban space.

To nail this look you could:

  • Cover the balcony or decking in potted flowers
  • Include veggie plots and fruit trees
  • Add a water feature

Indoor To Outdoor Extension

Rather than a separate area in the garden to enjoy, the trend now is to essentially create another room of the house outdoors. Often, this will connect to a french doors or indoor to outdoor room. Floor tiling might go from inside the house into the outdoor space. A full kitchen garden might be installed. Pizza ovens, fire pit tables and more could feature – if you have the budget this is a great way to have a blow out.

Growing Your Own

Growing your own is a trend in its own right. It has been more popular since the vegan trend and environmentalism took hold. Then once panic buying started during the start of the pandemic and we all got stuck inside for summer, it became a new hobby for all of us. That trend continues regardless, and growing your own is a great use of your garden. A raised bed for growing is a great way to turn it into a productive and functional feature of your outdoor space.

Bold And Bright Colour

Whether we all need cheering up, or we seek inspiration from more tropical environments, bright and bold colour is in. Think large tropical blooms like canna lilies and hibiscus, plus huge tropical leaves like gunnera and banana trees. Brights translate into furniture too, with painted pallets, bright yellow seating and attention grabbing soft furnishings all bringing the garden into 2021.

Fun And Frolics

Having fun in the outdoor space brings a youthfulness to it that works for all ages. Blackboard walls, zen sand pits, outdoor games and inflatables all form a veritable feast of fun for your family and your visitors.

Environmentally Aware Gardening

As an extension of growing your own and organic gardening, environmentally aware gardening promotes designing a garden to suit your environment. Irrigation systems, water butts, composting and planting plants suitable for the weather and soil in your area forms part of this trend. Ideally you will create a garden that doesn’t require a ton of chemicals or extra water and maintenance to thrive.

“The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.” – Alfred Austin

Hopefully the garden trends above have you feeling inspired to boost your garden’s function and aesthetic this year. Don’t forget to declutter your garden first, leaning on online selling sites and cheap self storage to clear space. Cheap self storage is also handy for safe storage of any summer furniture and accessories you purchase and want to store securely over winter.

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