One thing which is apparent from big gardening shows is the trends which they set and the inspiration which they give us all. Visiting Gardeners’ World Live was a great chance to see what trends we can look towards for our own gardens.
One of the most striking features from the show gardens at Gardeners’ World Live was the use of green as the most dominant and often the only colour, in the garden. Using green as a garden colour is often overlooked in favour of a riot of popping colours and yet a garden where green planting is the feature makes for a lush, calming oasis. Layering the green plants to mix form, shape and texture is the key and there were some fabulous examples on show at Gardeners’ World Live.
Orange as an accent Colour
Of the show gardens which used pops of colour as accents and all around the show ground, orange certainly stood out as an on trend colour.
Edibles amongst Ornamentals
It was absolutely marvellous to see so many gardens which incorporated edible crops amongst the ornamental flowers. Growing salads next to flowers in a border is a take-home tip which allows even the smallest of spaces to be both pretty and productive. As growing your own food is such a growing trend, showing people how to actually manage that within small spaces is really encouraging.
The visit to Gardeners’ World Live was inspirational and to see new trends so apparent across all the show gardens can almost guarantee that we’ll be featuring them in our own gardens soon too!