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

Lee Bestall
Lee Bestall

Recognised as Grand Designs Garden Designer of the Year 2012 my objective in life is to design and build fabulous gardens and sculpt beautiful landscapes which enhance the natural beauty of the world, and also the lives of the people who employ me. My personal mission is to build my own home around a central courtyard garden. My goal in business is to create a nationwide design consultancy which can support my dream. Read more >> or Connect with Lee on LinkedIn >>

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