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Top 7 Garden Trends for 2021

Eelinn Vanquaethem

Published on: Dec 03, 2020

Last updated: May 25, 2022

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A new year has never looked so hopeful. Coming out of yet another lockdown, we expect trends that developed in those uncertain times to continue in 2021. From making the most of your outdoor space to new-found hobbies, such as gardening, we believe these will be some of the top garden trends for 2021.


  1. Inside Outside

Left: @littlevenicelondon, Bottom right: @sashacains

"Left: @littlevenicelondon, Bottom right: @sashacains"


Having been stuck at home, especially in those sunny months, people have truly come to see their garden as an extension of their living room. With durable garden furniture, and outdoor rugs, mirrors, and lights developed to endure the ever-changing British climate, it’s difficult not to turn your garden into a sanctuary where you can more safely meet up with family and friends.

Tip: Use similar coloured deck boards or paving tiles as your indoor flooring to give the illusion of a larger space


  1. Fire pits and lights

Top left: @mendip_tiling, Right: @solusdecoruk

Top left: @mendip_tiling, Right: @solusdecoruk


The second lockdown in the colder months has allowed us to view our gardens in a new way. Cuddling up around warm fire pits and creating an atmospheric mood with fairy lights is all part of the al fresco winter experience and a trend to stay.


  1. Balcony gardens & mini gardens

Top right: @alldonedesign

Top right: @alldonedesign

Remember the times we were only allowed one hour of exercise a day? While it may not have been the most fun, many people did get creative with even the smallest of outdoor areas. Vertical gardens have allowed people to explore the joys and frustrations of gardening, and bistro sets and outdoor armchairs have been a small yet comfortable seating solution for balconies and tiny gardens.


  1. Wild gardens

Bottom left: Cultivate Gardens

Bottom left: Cultivate Gardens

Despite newfound green fingers, sitting back and letting nature do its thing can be one of the best ways to enjoy your garden. Growing native flowers and plants cannot only be less time consuming, but also encourages local wildlife and prevent a further decline of insect species. If you’re scared your outdoor space will turn into a jungle, why not allocate a patch to a wild garden and style the rest like an outdoor living room or a vegetable garden to get the best of both worlds?


  1. Hot tubs & saunas

Left: @huskycarpentry, Bottom right: @mendip_tiling

Left: @huskycarpentry, Bottom right: @mendip_tiling

The past few months, we have seen more and more client photos of our decking with a beautiful hot tub placed on top or a sauna in the background. It may seem like more of an investment but elevating your garden to a home-spa is bound to be enjoyable throughout the seasons for years to come.


  1. Raised Garden Beds & Planters

Top left: Kelvin Wood, Bottom left: @a.boston.called.bonnie, Right: Kelvin Wood

Top left: Kelvin Wood, Bottom left: @a.boston.called.bonnie, Right: Kelvin Wood

Being stuck at home, more and more people found that gardening was a rewarding project to keep themselves busy. Adding raised beds to your garden allows you to introduce a new soil type to your garden, improve drainage, and may help prevent a sore back. Creating your own planters, is also a great way to use up any leftover decking, cladding or fencing.


  1. Grey Gardens

Left: @alldonedesign, Top right:@a.boston.called.bonnie, Bottom right: @home_on_blenheim

Left: @alldonedesign, Top right:@a.boston.called.bonnie, Bottom right: @home_on_blenheim

Contemporary greys will remain… contemporary. The number of requests for grey decking, cladding, and fencing continues to rise, which is not a surprise. A neutral colour like grey is a great minimalist colour and perfect for those who like to keep their designs simple and sleek. It also remains a great backdrop for those who want to experiment a bit more with accent colours. The possibilities are endless.


There you have it – our garden trend predictions for 2021 largely inspired by recent orders and photos sent to us of beautifully finished projects by our customers. If any of these trends sound like something for you, don’t forget to order free sample packs to help design your 2021 garden project.


If you need any design tips or would like some help with anything else, our expert team can be reached on +44 (0) 208 088 4888 or emailed at info@envirobuild.com, and will happily answer any of your queries.