7 Garden Trends for 2017

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7 Garden Trends for 2017

Trends come and go but some things are here to stay. See what award winning garden designer Lee Bestall suggests for this years must have’s for 2017.

Trends within garden design are much slower to move in and out than within other industries such as fashion, but this year it’s all about the outdoor kitchen. Forget rusty cheap BBQ’s and wet outdoor entertaining, 2017 is the year of external fine dining.

Here are my top 7 must haves for your garden this year:

  1. An Outdoor kitchen
  2. Some grey all weather outdoor seating (I personally love the sofas)
  3. External heating solutions such as gas fire pits or our overhead heat & lamp in one
  4. Low maintenance evergreen shrubs providing structure and year round interest.
  5. Mulching and feeding are back! It’s an annual job but will help improve plant vigour and make less work for you in the long run
  6. Purple and orange clashing flower colour combinations
  7. Lush green foliage and small shady courtyards

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4 comments on “7 Garden Trends for 2017

    Lee Bestall Post author

    Thank you for reaching out Gary. Some clients like to cover them in winter and we’d point them in the direction of a bespoke cover maker we use. Increasingly we’re experimenting with new materials and have just installed two new products which have excellent external properties for the UK climate, so it will be interesting to see how they fair over the winter.


    Lee Bestall Post author

    Thanks again for getting in touch. We wouldn’t recommend covering our outdoor sofas as its important that they are allowed to breathe. They are constructed from outdoor fabric and will be absolutely fine outside all winter. I’ve just pressure washed mine at home, and it looks good as the day it was delivered 2 years ago.

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