With the new year fast approaching, the team at Eden Gardens takes a look back at 2023 and the top planting trends that have inspired us throughout. From sustainability to modernised aesthetics, let’s take a closer look at the inspired trends that have been dominating this year’s luxury garden concepts and that we think will continue to be a favoured option for homeowners in the new year.
Sustainable and Eco-Friendly: Greener Spaces Than Ever!
As an understanding of individual impact on the environment continues to grow, and we’ve all been looking for ways to do our part for effective change, homeowners and landscapers are increasingly turning to sustainable practices. This includes using local plants that require less water and maintenance, as well as adopting organic gardening methods. Composting and rainwater harvesting are also gaining popularity, contributing to a more eco-friendly garden.
Gardens where fresh produce is grown at home have made a big comeback, with more people interested in growing their own food. With social media platforms, innovative ways to maintain home-grown produce has become undeniably easy, with thousands of amazing recipes at our fingertips. From traditional vegetable gardens to edible plants, we are spoiled for choice when it comes to fresh, organic gardens. Expect to see more kitchen gardens, herb plantings, and fruit-bearing shrubs in 2024.
Small Spaces and City Gardening:
Small space gardening for those living in cities is crucial to ensuring a sense of peace and tranquillity and a connection to nature. Getting smart with space has always been our speciality at Eden Gardens. We’ve integrated balcony gardens, vertical planting, and container gardening as creative solutions for those with limited space. These methods are not only practical but can also add a decorative touch to small patios and balconies.
Biodiversity and Wildlife-Friendly Gardens:
There’s a growing awareness of the importance of supporting local wildlife. This year, we expect to see more gardens designed to attract bees, butterflies, and birds. Planting native flowers, creating pollinator gardens, and providing habitats like birdhouses and bee hotels are some of the ways to make gardens more wildlife-friendly.
Moving away from manicured grass and perfectly pruned hedges, there’s a trend towards more naturalistic landscaping that’s wild and flowing. Wildflower meadows, and less structured garden designs that mimic the wider landscape are gaining popularity. This approach is not only aesthetically intriguing but also beneficial for the environment allowing wildlife to flourish.
Water Features and Luxury Garden Accessories
Water features like small ponds, fountains, and waterfalls are popular choices for those looking for a heightened sense of sophistication, and a high-end look integrated into garden designs. Alongside these, artistic garden accessories and sculptures are becoming focal points in many gardens.
The gardening trends for 2023 reflect a blend of environmental consciousness, personal expression, and practical solutions for modern living. Whether you’re a gardener or landscaper searching for diverse inspiration, these trends offer exciting opportunities to bring enhanced beauty and balance to your outdoor spaces. Eden Gardens is excited to see how these trends unfold in the new year, and the new ones for 2024!