2022 Garden Trends Revealed

2022 Garden Trends Revealed

According to new research, having a garden increases the value of your home, and it is an amenity that many buyers are looking for in a property. *


During the pandemic, our gardens have proved to be invaluable: we’ve spent more time in them than ever before, and it seems as though we’ve spent more money and effort into making our favourite garden ideas a reality.


It now seems that people who invested in their gardens during the pandemic will be financially rewarded when the time comes to sell their home.


According to an AA study, having a garden space on your property can increase its value by 5%, which is a good addition to the rising house values across the UK.


So, we’ve compiled a list of 2022’s top garden trends, so that you can help boost the value of your home.


1. Gardens with jewel tones

    Experimenting with colour palettes is one of the most exciting aspects of designing a new garden.


    2022 is set to be a year of pure, majestic, and vibrant colours. The Royal Horticultural Society forecasts that vivid reds, oranges, and purples with crocosmia, salvia, and canna will be popular in 2022. New releases from growers, such as the everlasting flower ‘Granvia Gold’ reflect this colour trend.


    Jewel-toned gardening is a trend that brings the elegance of rare gemstones to your outdoor spaces. The leading trends powerhouse, WGSN, found 17,965 Pinterest Pins surrounding jewel-toned gardening, which led to the emergence of this popular garden trend. Orchid Flower, a jewel-toned magenta pink, was chosen as the Colour of the Year in 2022, and these in-demand colours have the foundation to prosper this year.


    2. Rewilding

      In 2022, the immersive, natural wildlife garden is set to be popular, but it hasn’t always been seen as a must-have design. To encourage the growth of nectar-rich plants like clover, take a break from cutting the lawn (or even just a small section of it). These plants are a good food source for pollinators and can make a stunning feature too. If you’re looking to try something new, try using wildflower plug plants or a wildflower turf area for a natural feature that will attract a wider variety of pollinating insects.


      3. Contemporary Water Features

        In 2022, water features are set to be a major focus. Water features are a popular ornamental element, selling more than solar lights, statues, and outdoor mirrors combined. ***


        They’re expected to remain popular throughout 2022, with more modern styles taking centre stage.


        The terms ‘water feature’ and ‘water blade’ are trending on Primrose, with 56% and 41% respective increases. This is a great way to make your garden stand out from the rest. ***


        Mediterranean-inspired foundations with whitewashed backgrounds can be used to highlight the water feature and create a tranquil oasis. As sensory gardens remain an important part of landscaping, gentle streams can be used to reinforce the well-being benefits that gardens can bring.


        4. Bird Baths

          Birdbaths are a great way to provide clean water for birds to drink and bathe in. They are particularly beneficial when natural supplies of water are scarce.


          Water features are particularly popular this year, and the birdbath is making a comeback in British gardens. The classic birdbath is being recreated in new styles and designs.


          Birds require a consistent supply of fresh, clean water for drinking and bathing. A birdbath may attract birds who do not eat seeds and would otherwise avoid your garden.


          5. Forget-me-nots

            Forget-me-nots are expected to be the most popular flower in British gardens in 2022, according to sales data from Primrose. The beautiful blue and purple petalled plant have become the retailer’s most popular flower, with searches up by 2,104%. Plant some forget-me-nots to fill your landscape with stunning purple and blue patches that stand out.


            *According to a recent study by the AA

            **According to the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS): the UK’s leading gardening charity

            *** According to Evie Lane, gardening expert in a Primrose report about 2022 garden trends