There is no doubt that 2020 has been the year in which we’ve learned to love and appreciate our garden spaces more than ever before. Providing a welcome escape from indoor lockdowns over several months and allowing for safe socially distanced outdoor get togethers thereafter, suffice it to say that they’ve taken on a new role in our lives that could last long into the future. And, while winter might well and truly be on its way right now, it’s never too early to start planning ahead for a luxury garden makeover for 2021.
Thanks to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, smaller outdoor barbecues, garden parties and evening soirées are likely to dominate the spring and summer calendars once again, and with guests coming round to visit, you’ll want to make the best of impressions, creating a beautiful outdoor sanctuary you won’t be able to wait to show off.
Landscape gardeners and designers alike are already beginning to forecast the top high-end garden trends for 2021, so if you’re looking to get a head start on your transformation, then look no further. According to the top 100 gardening hashtags on Instagram compiled by website Love The Garden (lovethegarden.com), the likes of raised garden beds and wildflowers are top of the list – and all topped off with some beautiful garden furniture.
Filling your garden with an array of beautiful, bright white flowers and opulent outdoor furniture like these stunning garden benches is the guaranteed way to create a glamorous and luxurious feel in 2021. Choose a dark backdrop – perhaps some painted grey decking or dark rattan furniture with white cushions – and fill your flowerbeds with fabulous white foliage to create a dreamy yet modern effect. Change up the shapes and sizes of your flowers and plants and play with repeated form for a gorgeously modern monochrome metropolis.
For years now, the key to a luxurious looking garden has been carefully pruned plants and meticulously trimmed lawns – but all that could be about to change. The trend for wild gardens is on the rise, with wildflowers, un-mowed patches of lawn and flourishing plants all having a place, and creating the perfect environment for birds, bees and other wildlife to thrive. The good news? It means less hard work for you, and more time to put your feet up and enjoy your natural haven.
Garden to table
Where space is limited, raised garden beds are a great option to consider – so if you live in a city townhouse, for example, then these could be for you. A great way of growing a wide variety of plants and shrubs, they are particularly popular for growing your own fruits and vegetables, and as more and more people move to a more sustainable way of living and become increasingly self-sufficient, this is a great way to jump on board. Raised beds are also an effective way of boosting drainage within your garden and for introducing different soil types.
Bringing the outdoors indoors has been a key interiors trend over recent years, but these days, it’s all about turning things on their head. The inside-outside garden trend is based around creating flow from your inside space to your outdoor garden area, so that it almost feels like an extension of your home. The key is to create a harmonious feel, which can be achieved by matching colour palettes and styles from your kitchen or living room and bringing them out into the open air.
If you have French or sliding doors, then this will work particularly well when they are open in the summer. If you’re having friends around for dinner, it works well from a convenience perspective, too – guests can dine in the garden, while you’ll have easy access to the kitchen to restock on the canapés and replenish the bubbly. All in all, it’s a win-win.
One thing is for certain; gardens are getting an upgrade in 2021, and we can’t wait to see the results. Set to be the year where modern design meets a more sustainable way of living is a pairing we’ve not yet seen before, we predict a luxurious overall feel that will fast become the envy of all your friends.