Top garden trends of 2023

With summer FINALLY arriving in the UK, it is no surprise that homeowners are paying more attention to their gardens and their garden design.

In this blog, we discuss the top garden trends we expect to see in 2023, paying particular attention to creating a touch of luxury.

Grow your own

As the cost of living and the cost of food continues to soar, more homeowners than ever before are exploring growing their own food. Similarly, as people focus on being more sustainable and becoming plant-based continues, this is a perfect way to save money whilst also adding some colour and vibrancy to your garden. Regardless of the size of your garden, there is something for everybody - from a full-blown vegetable patch to growing vegetables, salad or fruit in wall planters and patio containers.

Contemporary horizontal fencing

Contemporary horizontal fencing is a trend we expect to soar in 2023 due to its aesthetic look and appeal. This modern type of fencing is a great way to create a screen, boundary, or set the scene in your garden. Whilst it’s a comparatively expensive alternative to regular fencing, the ‘Instagrammer’ homeowners will be eager to add this to their garden design this summer!

Return of the pergola

Something we have seen creeping in over the past six months is the return of the pergola, with many high street suppliers starting to stock some great quality and low-cost options, therefore allowing homeowners to add at this touch of luxury to their homes - and some shade in the heat of the day! A pergola is a great way to set the mood in your garden, creating privacy and providing a perfect designated seating or dining area that creates a picturesque backdrop or focal point in your garden. Add a hot tub (wood-fired will keep energy costs down), and it turns into a home spa.

It's all about the furniture!

In last year's garden trends blog, we mentioned how outdoor kitchens were on the rise, and this again is something we expect to continue in 2023, but similarly, we expect garden furniture to continue in its wake. As many homeowners tighten their belts this summer due to the ever-demanding cost of inflation, we expect to see them creating their ‘own touch of luxury’ in their outdoor space in a bid to save money on their usual leisure summer activities. The market for garden furniture has upped its game in recent years with outdoor firepits, tables with built-in fires, outdoor TVs and projectors - the list goes on!

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, whether it’s 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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