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Garden design trends for 2024  


With Rich Wigley from Blue Sky Landscaping

Following on from planning your project last month, now it’s time to explore some of the upcoming trends of 2024.  

Make it edible  

Plants are really cool. But, plants that you can eat and share with friends and family are way cooler. Incorporate a small vegetable garden into your outdoor space. 

Outdoor living rooms 

Think outside the house… Useable spaces are key for a successful garden. Outdoor showers, outdoor kitchen areas with comfortable seating options are a timeless addition. 

Areas for wellness 

We are now incorporating “wellness” areas into our designs that have features that promote mental and physical wellbeing. This includes spaces for meditation, yoga, breathwork and the inclusion of aromatic plants always helps to add another sensual element to the space.  

Multi-use spaces  

I constantly get asked to add firepits into our designs. We believe it is better to have an area that is multi-use. It can be a fire pit for the colder months and then when the sun is out the area can be used for sunbathing or sipping cocktails.  

Green walls and vertical gardens  

Have a boring fence? Or, a dull area of the garden? Vertical and green walls are coming back in. These are a great opportunity to create further green surfaces in the garden and to really add another element to the space.  


As it should be, this is no longer a “trend” but more a necessity. Consider a way to harvest your rainwater and re-use it within the garden, only choose materials local to the area or even better recycled. Sustainability is cool, so it should really be thought into your garden in 2024.  

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