Around 87% of households have access to a garden in the UK.
It's only 10 weeks until the clocks go back and we can begin to enjoy the longer days in our gardens and outdoor spaces. With that in mind, Homes and Gardens have shared 19 garden trends for 2021. We've picked our top 5 favourites from this list of trends.
1. Back to Nature
The pandemic highlighted the need for outdoor space and its popularity will continue through 2021 and beyond. A priority for designers in 2021 are plants which create a haven for wildlife, specifically birds and bees. Planting Banksia, Grevilleas, Bottlebrush and Hakeas are a great way to attract birds. Sunflowers on the other hand are a favourite of seed eating birds such as Finches, Long Tailed Tits and Nuthatches.
2. Multi Function
Spaces within homes have become multi-functional due to the pandemic. This is now also a priority for the outdoor spaces to cater for all the households needs. For those that have the space, swimming pools are high on the agenda, as are fully equipped garden buildings.
3. It's a Good Life!
Grow your own will prove popular, irrespective of garden size. For those with smaller spaces, pots can easily become the source for herbs and even fruit and vegetables. For those with more space, a designated spot can be used and raised beds are a particularly useful way of growing your own. WoodBlocX have invented an award winning raised bed and you have the ability to choose any shape or size raised bed exclusively to suit your garden.
4. Outdoor Fun
2020 has seen young families wanting to get their children outdoors and off their wretched technology. As a result, there is likely to be an increase in demand for outdoor play to be incorporated into garden design into 2021. There are many ways to keep children entertained outside - including blackboards, sand pits, hammocks, balance beams, climbing frames, mini wildlife ponds and even play dens.
Image: Seated Furniture
At sort style and stage, we've been designing and building gardens for many years. In many of these, designing with children in mind has often been a priority. For one client, we were asked to design and build a raised play area which housed a den, a secret trap door and various access points eg. slide, climbing net, wooden steps etc. Here's some images - as you can see the owners have had lots of fun on it!
5. Belgian Design
This is often equated to a design which is luxuriously simplicity and such designs are expected to grow in popularity this year. Stylish clay pots are one example to recreate this look.
Image: Mia Witham
To learn more about the 2021 trends envisaged by Homes and Gardens, click here.
We hope you have enjoyed reading about the 2021 garden trends. Which of these are you favourite? As usual, send us in your ideas and images to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you.