Six Emerging Garden Trends To Look Out For In 2021
25th June 2021
As with all trends, they come and go with seasons and with popularity so what may have been predicted in January may now not be the case for June. So, what has emerged from this year so far? What trends are sticking and what is just taking off? Let’s take a look at six emerging garden trends in 2021…
With many of us still spending the majority of our time at home and with lockdown restrictions stopping hobbies, many people have turned their hands to gardening to fulfil that need to be busy and to have a focus. One big emerging trend we are seeing is the rise in people growing their own food but the way in which this is done is what is important: permaculture. Permaculture is the term used for growing food within normal planting. This allows for your garden, balcony, yard etc. to still look pretty with flowering plants but to also provide you with your very own fruit and veg. The biggest benefit of this is that if you research your plants properly, you will be able to grow your own without the need for pesticides as the correct plants will work together in order to create a harmonious living environment.
Wild Flower Gardens
The focus on sustainability continues here with the rise in gardens using seed bombs to create wild flower gardens and leaving sections to go wild all on their own. This year we also saw the No Mow May hashtag trending which allowed grasses and weeds and wild flowers to flourish for the insects and bees. As time goes on we really hope that many more people will understand the importance of allowing nature to take over in order to save many species.
Lockdown as we say, has seen many of us turning to gardening and what’s really wonderful is the fact that it doesn’t matter how small your outdoor space is, you can still make the most of it. Pots, window boxes, small planters, all work beautifully for balcony gardening and you can still enjoy flowers, plants and even growing your own even if you don’t have a big garden in which to do this.
Bringing The Inside Out
Our outdoor space has been absolutely vital to us during this difficult year so it’s not hard to see why bringing the inside out has become one of the emerging garden trends for 2021. The love for our gardens has certainly grown and having our home comforts in the form of sofa style garden furniture, outdoor rugs, large cushions, hammocks and so on has allowed us to enjoy being outdoors for longer and has reignited that passion for gardening.
With the majority of us working from home and with this looking as though it could be the new norm, it’s only natural that more people have been looking for ways in which to accommodate a home office. Garden rooms make the ideal place for work as they are away from the hustle and bustle of the house, they provide a quiet and professional place to work in and the bonus is that you can shut the door and walk the short journey home, leaving work well and truly behind.
As everybody strives to have their own little piece of the garden, sectioning has become a one of the hottest garden trends that should be set to stay. From play areas to relaxation stations, potting corners and raised beds, over to dining areas and home bars as well as secret gardens and patios. Each can provide something for the people who live in your home and each can go on to provide hours of enjoyment whilst adding interest to perhaps what used to be a bog-standard suburban garden. Garden design has come a long way and the more we incorporate different ideas the better off we all could be.