Garden Design Trends To Watch In 2020

Garden Design Trends To Watch in 2020

20 Jan 2020

For many the garden is the hub of the home, particularly in summer time. And if you’re an enthusiastic gardener you’ll know that trends wax and wane over the years, influencing what we grow, how we grow it and what our gardens look like. If you’re looking to hit refresh on your garden, or try something new, this year, we’ve compiled some of the top trends to watch in 2020 – with a few tips on how to incorporate them into your outdoor space.

2020 Trends in Garden Design

The Sustainable Garden

Sustainability and Eco-friendly practices are becoming increasingly popular. And, in the garden specifically, compost heaps are gaining traction.

Composting has many benefits. It enriches the soil and helps it to retain moisture while helping to naturally repel pests and suppress plant diseases. This in itself slashes the need for the use of chemicals and fertilisers in our gardens. Furthermore, compost can also contribute to a lower carbon footprint, all while providing a nutrient-rich base from which flowers and other plants can bloom.

Compost heaps can be made up of all manner of household and garden waste, too, which makes them super easy to start and maintain. These include dead leaves, branches, twigs, grass clippings, vegetable waste, fruit scraps, and coffee grounds.

Water Features

Our garden should be a place of retreat and relaxation. And a really easy way of creating this kind of atmosphere is through a water feature. The sound of running water naturally puts us at ease, and this can be achieved through a pond, water feature, fountain or even a bird bath.

One of the advantages of choosing a water feature for your garden is that they are available in a wide range of styles and sizes. From modern and contemporary to classical, rustic designs, there’s bound to be a fit out there to suit your vision and create a welcoming respite to be enjoyed after a busy day.

Gardens For Pollinators

We’ve all seen and heard about the alarming statistics surrounding the decline of bees and other pollinators. And if you’re lucky enough to have a garden, or outdoor space, no matter how big or small you can play a huge part in helping them.

This year, many of us are predicted to plump for pollinator friendly plants and bushes to help our busy, buzzy friends. This includes lavender, honeysuckle, snowdrops and other (low maintenance!) wildflowers and perennials.

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Did you know that over 80% of the flowering plants on earth (also the plants that provide us with food) require the help of pollinators like bees and bumblebees? If you want to help them to increase their population and provide them food and shelter, all you need to do is to plant some bee-friendly plants. In return, the bees and bumblebees will increase the health and productivity of your garden. It's a win-win situation. During summer following plants are most ideal: basil, lavender, oregano, rosemary, tomato, (purple) cornflower, thyme, sage, calamint, globe thistle and many more – variety is key. You should also include a puddle or other sources of water, so the bee can drink. And please, do not use any pesticides! Happy planting 🙂 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #bee #beegarden #savethebees #flowers #pollinators #beesofinstagram #nature #organic #beekeepinglife #gardening #beegram #yellow #lavender #flower #summer #garden #savetheplanet #green #photography #wildlife #macro #lovenature #insects #gardenlife #beelove

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Vertical Gardening

Not just a trend for smaller gardens, vertical gardening is catching like wildfire at the moment. With so much premium real estate being used up by our fences, more and more of us are opting for climbing plants. As well as using greenery indoors to adorn the walls of our home!

Check out a few examples of vertical gardening below:

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DETALHE JARDIM VERTICAL VERT GREEN SEM RESERVATÓRIO – RESIDÊNCIA D/L – VALE DOS PÁSSAROS – ANÁPOLIS – GOIÁS – BRASIL Projeto de Interiores: @amais_arquitetura Projeto Paisagístico: @robertolimapaisagista @ricardolimapaisagista REVENDAS VERT GREEN: @encantoverdepaisagismo @vitoriagreen_paisagismo @ecobrasil_jardins_e_lagos @namata.paisagismo @miriam84coelho @vertgreensantacatarina @vertgreenpoa @rafaelcarvalhopaisagismo @ogatapaisagismo @netomundimpaisagismo @pora.paisagismo #jardimsuspenso #design #quadroverde #vertgreenjardinsverticais #vertgreen #verticalgarden #greenwalls #paisagismobrasil #muroverde #landscape #jardimvertical #jardim #arquiteturadeinteriores #arquitetura #paredeverde #architecture #paisagismoemfoco #paredeverde #jardins #paisagismo #landscape_lovers #landscape_captures #landscape #landscape_lovers #designerdeinteriores

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Stay On Trend with Garden Landscaping from Abingdon’s

With over 30 years of experience in landscaping design and garden maintenance, we have built a strong reputation for our friendly, reliable service and high-quality workmanship. If you would like some help with refreshing your garden this year, we can support you to transform your outdoor space into the garden area you have been dreaming of. To get started, contact us to discuss your plans and get a quote.

Abingdons Complete Garden Service,
50 Meadowside,
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
OX14 5DX
01235 533193