YOUR 2021 TREND FORECAST FOR GARDENS IN SOUTH AFRICA
- BEE FRIENDLY GARDENS
Gardeners around the world are following a more ecological approach to gardening, creating gardens, and using plants that attract bee’s and other insects to their garden.
- GREY GARDENS
According to Country living, this calming hue is not only one of the most popular paint colours for the home, but it has also been making its way into the garden. Whether you opt for grey patio paving, fence paint, gravel, or garden path, there are many ways you can tap into one of 2021's biggest trends.
- RAISED GARDEN BEDS
Raised garden beds are easy to maintain and a particularly great way for the elderly to continue gardening. It is also the tried and tested way to experiment with herbs and vegetables following the grow your own trend.
- MONOCHROMATIC PLANTING
Simplicity in plants or flower colour is often an easy way to avoid the confusion associated with using a colour wheel and yields a fairly consistent result even for the garden novice.
- PERMACULTURE GARDENING
According to Ideal Home, as sustainability influences our everyday choices more and more it is great to see the rise in popularity for permaculture gardening. This is quite simply a more holistic approach to gardening, living off the land – where the elements provide all the resources needed to do so.
- WINDOWSILL GARDENING
The need to have something fresh to cook with has driven this efficient use of space with people growing herbs in their windowsill. This trend is also expanding to involve more space for indoor plants.
- WILD GARDENS
The days of meticulous garden maintenance is coming to an end. More and more people are letting nature take it course and growing their gardens, hiding the manmade and immersing themselves in nature.
- TROPICAL GARDENS
The indoor love of tropical plants cannot be contained indoors anymore as tropical plants makes a comeback. People are looking for waterwise and exotic looking plants to create their own little urban jungle.
- INSIDE OUT
A trend that focuses on creating a flow from your inside space to your outside space, making the garden feel like an extension of your home. Use anything from outdoor sofas, plants, rugs, pots etc. to help the transition.
- GETTING YOUR HANDS DIRTY
In the past year there has been a significant increase in people gardening as a hobby, whether it is for pleasure, exercise, meditation, or food. Developing a passion for gardening even if it is just having the best lawn on your street is the trendiest life accessory for 2021.