Want to make sure your garden is looking pristine and Instagram-worthy right through to next season? Well don’t worry, we’ve got you. 2018 was the year of the garden, spurred on by some glorious weather, England’s historical World Cup campaign and some good old British tenacity (we’ll stay outside as long as we physically can – watch us!). We foresee that trend continuing into next year, and inspired by the recent Glee horticultural show in Birmingham, we’ve outlined the top garden trends for 2019. Let’s take a look into our crystal ball and tell you what’s hot.
Good Things Come in Small Packages
The huge increase in the number of city-centre residences has created the age of the urban gardener, and we’re loving it. Although the average size of a UK garden is 50ft long, many new build houses have much smaller gardens, and, of course, those living in apartments only have balconies to play with. Luckily the gardening industry has responded with plenty of new products and plants to suit those of us with a smaller outdoor space. If you’ve got a small garden or balcony, table planters and pots are your best friend. Throw in a modular rattan furniture set from Moda such as the Halo or Ledbury collection and you’ve got bespoke seating to suit your lovely space. Perfect.
Pots are going to be well and truly in next year. We’re talking pots of all shapes and sizes – hanging pots, designer pots, retro pots, recyclable pots, the lot. Gone are the days of simply using the black plastic pots you get from the nursery, it’s time to invest in some statement pots to make your garden pop. Recyclable bamboo pots will make you feel good about yourself and the plant, whilst also looking on trend. We’re a little biased, but our twin rattan planters are timeless, and will be the perfect addition to your outdoor living area. You could also use some eye-catching pots to grow your own edibles, which we’ll come onto next…
Grow Your Own
There’s something quintessentially British about growing your own fruit and veg, and it’s a gardening rite of passage to roll up your sleeves and get planting some tasty treats. There’s a rise in the trend for patio fruits – we’re talking miniature fruit bushes that don’t take up too much room. As the grow your own trend expands, gardeners will soon begin growing their own tea plants, which can be harvested and then brewed in your morning cuppa. We love this idea. Furthermore, if you like to make your own cocktails at home, you can get creative with your herb garden, popping springs of home-grown rosemary into your G&T. Yes please!
A huge part of the outdoor room trend is to bring the inside out. So with that comes interior decorating trends tweaked for outdoor living. We’re talking brightly coloured paint, coloured accessories, fences, pots and planters – you name it. You could even go one step further and invest in some outdoor wallpaper. Pick a botanical print to stay on trend and match your lush surroundings. We think this style would especially suit smaller gardens or courtyards. Be bold and express your personality – your guests will be dazzled by your unique living space! Add a gas firepit to your brand new outdoor living area and you’ll have yourself a cosy, functional space that works in all seasons.
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