Top garden trends of 2022

With the summer of 2022 already hitting the highest UK temperatures on record and two heatwaves, it is no surprise that homeowners are paying more attention to their garden design.

In this blog, we discuss the top garden trends of 2022, paying particular attention to sustainability and natural vibes.

Wild gardens

2022 has already seen an increase in homeowners wanting more natural, loose gardens rather than gardens with straight lines and perfectly pruned plants, and this is a trend we believe is here to stay. Locally, public gardens and areas are seeking to include more wild flowers and meadows, especially to encourage wildlife and bees. Wyevale Garden Centres and survey data from over 27,000 British gardeners identified wildlife garden ideas as a growing garden trend as gardeners and homeowners alike become more aware of what is required as we head towards a more sustainable future.

Reuse, recycle and repurpose

Reuse, recycle and repurpose has already been identified as an interior trend for many years and is a theme we expect to see branch into garden design. We anticipate a rise in using pre-owned furniture or building furniture from old pallets and other previously used materials, not only to save money, but also to add character to our gardens.

Grow your own

As the cost of living continues to soar, more homeowners than ever will explore growing their own food. Similarly, as more people aim to have a more sustainable and plant-based diet, this is the perfect way to save money, but also add some colour and vibrancy to your garden. Regardless of the size of your garden there are a range of foods that can be grown in very limited spaces, including wall planters and patio containers.

Garden zoning

In our previous blog we spoke about zoning your home's under-utilised areas to make the most out of your interior space. We believe this will be another trend that stretches to include your outside space. For example, creating a zone for storage, a food/outdoor kitchen zone, a chill-out zone and a zone for growing your own fruit and veg will ensure you make the most out of your garden. It can be enjoyed for all purposes by all the family at the same time.

At Arc Design Services, we specialise in architectural design, dedicated to offering a fresh and exciting approach to every project. With this in mind, Arc Design Services could help you incorporate your favourite garden trends into your home project in your existing home, renovation or extension plans. Contact our experts today, at Arc Design Services at or 0161 928 4433.

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