Top 4 garden trends we’re looking forward to in 2024

Garden design is a crucial aspect of creating a beautiful and functional outdoor space. Whether you have a small balcony or a large backyard, planning ahead can help you create a space that you’ll love spending time in.

Now that we’ve entered a new year, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about what you want to achieve in your garden for the upcoming year. From selecting the right plants and flowers to choosing the right shade of paint for your garden fence panels, there are many elements to consider when planning your garden design. So why not start planning now and make the most of the upcoming growing season

Pretty garden with furniture, shed and plants

From grey to green 

First things first – let’s discuss outdoor spaces that may not fit the traditional definition of a garden. This could include a balcony, patio, yard, or even just a windowsill. Regardless of the outdoor area you’re working with, in 2024 there’s no need to miss out on the soothing ambience of a hand-grown garden!

If you have any outdoor space like a balcony, patio, yard or windowsill, you can create a beautiful garden. You can grow plants in containers like pots or use hanging planters, wall-mounted shelves, or even a trellis to save space. Choose plants that fit the sunlight and space you have available. If you don’t have much space, you can create a herb garden, which is handy if you’re also into cooking. Adding decor items like fairy lights, outdoor rugs, or comfortable seating can make your outdoor space more enjoyable. By adapting your gardening practices to your available space, you can create a thriving and beautiful outdoor retreat!

Let your garden run wild 

The next upcoming gardening trend for the year is all about embracing nature and allowing your garden to take on a wild, unstructured look. Wildflowers continue to be a popular choice, bringing a sense of tranquillity and visual allure to any space. The appeal lies in the informal arrangement of flowers that come with wildflower seeds. The absence of strict uniformity ensures an element of surprise, as you never quite know what will bloom. This style of planting authentically recreates nature, achieving a natural aesthetic that intentional designs might struggle to capture. Plus, the bees and butterflies will pay you regular visits as this is a very wildlife-friendly style of gardening. So, if you enjoy a garden full of thrilling wilderness, this could be something to incorporate into your plans this year!

Grow your own way 

Growing your own produce at home is becoming increasingly popular, and it’s expected to continue in the future. It’s easy to see why so many are interested in having fresh and sustainable food that they can control. Gardening is also a great way to relieve stress and feel a sense of accomplishment. As an extra bonus, growing your own food can help you reduce your carbon footprint by avoiding transportation and packaging. Overall, having a personal garden is a great way to enjoy healthy and nutritious food while also contributing to a healthier environment!

Choose your colour scheme 

Choosing a colour scheme for your garden is an important part of the outdoor design in 2024. It’s not just about picking the right plants and flowers, but also considering other elements, such as your garden fence panels. The idea is to create a visually harmonious and beautiful outdoor space by choosing colours that complement each other – so why not consider a fresh lick of paint this spring/summer? 

Whether you decide to update your fence colour or select plants with hues that match the one your garden is currently sporting, a thoughtful garden colour palette can significantly enhance the overall look and feel of your outdoor sanctuary and make it feel more put together!

Like anything, though, make sure to pick trends that work for your space and style! It doesn’t matter what’s trendy if you aren’t in love with it. And if you’re thinking about adding some new garden fencing to freshen up your garden in 2024, Welch Fencing’s got your back!

We’ve got all kinds of options to choose from, from waney lap to close board fencing and beyond, so you can get the perfect look for your garden. Take your time browsing our website, and if you need any help or advice, just give us a call at 01772 336476. We’re always here to make your garden goals a reality!