Written by Hugh Metcalf

7 of the biggest garden design trends for 2020

Transform your outdoor space into a place the whole family will enjoy spending time with the latest and best design ideas for the garden. 

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Image: joyofplants.co.uk 

Spring has officially arrived and we’ve already enjoyed some warm weather here in the UK. As you’ll be spending more time at home than ever this summer, creating a garden space you can enjoy during your downtime is a great way to fill the days.

Whether it’s some simple changes, or you’re able to get hold of gardening materials to give your space a new look, these are the trends set to be big this summer. 

Design-led furniture 

concrete ombre blue coffee table in modern garden - garden - goodhomesmagazine.com

Image: Kugel garden coffee table, Made

Remember green plastic garden furniture of days gone by? Well the latest trend in furniture couldn’t be more distant. We’ve seen much more stylish garden furniture coming through in recent years, but some of the newest designs wouldn’t look out of place in the most design-forward homes. 

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Image: Bali dining table set, Next

Designers are creating new looks that balance the needs of garden furniture to survive British weather, while also creating pieces that could work just as well inside as they do outdoors. 

While you may not be able to buy new garden furniture for the forseeable future, it’s no bad idea to have your eyes on a certain design for later on in the summer. 

Container gardening 

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Image: joyofplants.co.uk 

Whether you have a small garden, or just want to create a new look without resorting to major landscaping, creating a garden with potted plants is a quicker and easier way to renovate your space. 

Take a look at our guide to container gardening to get you started. 

Grow your own 

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Image: joyofplants.co.uk 

Strangely enough, when supermarket shelves were empty of fresh fruit and vegetables a few weeks back, there was a surge in interest in growing them in the back garden. We think it’s a great idea to use your garden to grow irregardless. Fruit plants and vegetables not only look great, but you get a sense of satisfaction when serving them up for dinner. 

Inject a little fun 

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Image: Matalan 

Quirky, fun home accessories have become a huge part of our nation’s interior style in recent years, but the garden has felt a little left behind. While we could still maybe go without the novelty gnomes, something like these outdoor cactus planters could make a fun feature and inject some colour into your space. 

Outdoor kitchens 

Garden House Design WWOO Outdoor Kitchen - garden - goodhomesmagazine.com

Image: WWOO outdoor kitchens start from £5,500.  

Offering dedicated space for barbecues and outdoor entertaining, it’s easy to see why outdoor kitchens have become a new garden trend. Whether you DIY your own, or opt for something a little more professional, indulge in a new garden cooking area if you have the space. 

Lighting levels 

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Image: Lights4fun  

Continuing the trend of making our gardens more like the interiors of our home, bring levels into your outdoor’s lighting scheme so that you can enjoy the space long into the evening. Mix it up with brighter, mains-connected lighting all the way down to fairy lights, candles and solar powered designs. 


Which garden decor trend will you follow? Tell us or share a photo of your outdoor space by tweeting us @goodhomesmag or posting a comment on our Facebook page



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