Garden Trends for 2019

Tuesday, 01 January 2019

Gardening used to have a reputation for being boring and something people do when they retire. These days it is trendy to spend more time outdoors and use your garden as an extra room. So we have our (green) fingers on the pulse and have brought you the big garden trends for 2019 which you don’t want to miss!


As Bruno Mars would say, you need to funk up your garden! There are all sorts of ways you can do this from adding a rendered wall painted bright colours; add funky mirrors to the garden; do unusual stepping stones made from tyres and artificial turf. Let your imagination go wild and add things which are personal and mean something to you. You will love your garden all the more and will want to spend more time out there.

Funk your garden up in 2019 (Source unknown)

Funk your garden up in 2019 (Source unknown)


Create a climate change garden by thinking of its sustainability and its impact on the climate. There are lots of small changes you can make such as:

  • add a green roof to your shed
  • make a bin store with a living roof
  • add an irrigation system to save water or simply add a water butt
  • add more wildlife friendly planting
  • make sure your paving and driving is permeable and/or water has places to run off
  • introduce more upcycled and reclaimed materials into your garden


The Pantone colour of the year for 2019 is PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral. We LOVE this colour and it’s the perfect way to keep your garden on trend. Plants such as phormium, heuchera, kniphofia, iris, dahlia and peonia are just a few that come in gorgeous coral shades to add some warmth to your flower beds.

Pantone colour of the year 2019

Pantone colour of the year 2019


You will want to spend more time outdoors if you make it as comfortable as being indoors. There are lots to try such as:

  • add an outdoor sofa and bean bags for lazing around
  • add an inflatable movie screen for alfresco movie nights
  • add art to your fences and walls
  • paint blackboard paint on your fence or shed to leave fun messages (or to do lists!) for each other
  • a tiled patio for the ultimate indoor/outdoor feel
  • add lighting and heating to extend how long you can spend outdoors. Cool fire-pits and solar lighting are affordable and great these days


It’s time to be bold in the garden and push the boundaries a bit. Introduce bold colours into your garden – this could be as simple as painting your shed a bright colour or adding in some oversized planters. Bold planting is on trend, either go for strong colours or go for large jungle style planting such as phormium, bamboo, fatsia japonica and dicksonia antarctica, all of which look exotic but will survive well in your garden.

Planting Dicksonia antartctica is a great way to make a bold statement in your garden

Planting Dicksonia antartctica is a great way to make a bold statement in your garden

If you need some advice with what to do with your garden in 2019 then please get in touch.

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