Garden Design Trends in 2018

Modern patio with garden furniture and BBQ

As this year is coming to a close, we thought now was the perfect opportunity to reflect on the top garden design trends of 2018. Working as landscape gardeners in Exeter, we have come across these garden trends more than ever while designing city gardens for our clients this year.

A focus on al fresco dining

After a sweltering summer, we’re still enjoying relatively mild weather in the UK this autumn, providing plenty of opportunities for al fresco dining. This year, we’ve seen an increasing demand for up-market decking, outdoor kitchens and weatherproof furniture. Whether you want barbecues in the evening sun or a full-blown garden gathering, designing your outdoor space with al fresco dining in mind is a brilliant way to make the most out of your garden.

Creating spaces for wildlife to flourish

2018 has seen a real enthusiasm for planting and we’ve found many homeowners are making more space for wildlife in their gardens. We’ve really enjoyed working with clients to design gardens that will remain a haven for wildlife for years to come. Any landscape gardeners in Exeter will have undoubtedly noticed blooming flower beds with plenty of room for growth as well as plants and trees that support birds, amphibians and insects, even in the city.

The colour purple has been trending in garden design

Purple is an enchanting colour. With so many shades of purple to choose from and dozens of flower varieties on offer, it is no surprise the colour purple has been trending in garden design this year. From the old favourite garden flowers such as Lavender and Hydrangea to funky purple garden accessories, there are numerous ways to inject a dash of this trendy colour into your garden.

Copper and bronze metal rocks are here

Decorative rocks are another interesting 2018 garden design trend. Copper coloured decor has been popular for years but only recently has it expanded into rustic garden design too. This year, it’s all about copper and bronze metal rocks, which not only add warmth and sparkle into a garden but can also complement other copper or bronze garden ornaments such as plant pots, fountains or even gardening tools.

If you have been inspired by 2018’s garden design trends and want to find landscape gardeners in Exeter, don’t hesitate to contact our team at City Gardens to find out more about our design, garden construction and planting services.

Posted on October 24th 2018

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