Gardening Trends For The New Year

By on 9th January 2019

If you’re thinking of revamping your outdoor space in 2019, you might want to take a look at a few of the top trends in the world of horticulture that are expected to be big in the coming year.

A range of gardening experts have given their views on the next things to watch to the Bournemouth Echo.

Top of the list is creating a tropical ambience. Head of garden at Dobbies Garden Centre Louise Golden said that homeowners want “a big, lush feel to their gardens”.

“Big, dramatic plants – such as cordylines, canna lilies and hardy palms – are going to be on-trend, and richly-coloured foliage bedding plants, such as coleus with amazing leaf patterns, will give gardens that wow factor,” she explained.

Another trend that’s set to grow in 2019, especially for those living in urban areas, is that of vertical gardens. These are ideal for those with small gardens and with self-watering systems available they can be a low-maintenance option.

If the idea of a tropical garden doesn’t appeal, then another style that’s proving popular is what Ms Golden terms “coastal”. This includes the use of grasses, succulents and eucalyptus to create a space that’s predominantly blue-greens and silvery colours.

Whatever style you opt for, make sure you’ve got all the help you need with garden maintenance in North London to ensure your outdoor area looks great all year round.

Earlier this year, House Beautiful shared some other garden trends to watch, which included the introduction of more smart lighting in our outdoor spaces to allow us to spend time here even when the nights have drawn in, as well as creating outdoor spaces for adults to enjoy.