Best Garden Trends In 2022

These garden trends for 2022 provide a lot of ideas to upgrade your outdoor space. This guide has you covered whether introducing new plant types or adding new fixtures to the garden.

Gardens constantly evolve through ideas and inspiration and are a great way to add a modern touch to your home. 

Here are the best garden trends for 2022. 

1. Jewel Gardens

If you don’t know what a Jewel Garden is, it is how it sounds. A garden of bright, vivid flowers mimicking a royal crown.

These gardens use bold colors of oranges, reds, and purple to provide a stunning backdrop to your home. This trend is best used in spring and summer when flowers look their best. 

Creating a jaw-dropping Jewel garden isn’t just a case of planting lots of colorful flowers together. 

You must take great care to ensure an even spread of color throughout the garden and that one plant doesn’t take over another.

jewel garden with lots of bright colors from orange, yellow, purple, blue
A beautiful jewel garden.

2. The Popular Dahlia

The Dahlia continues to dominate gardens in 2022 as it has done in previous years. They are some of the best plants to grow for cut flowers.

Dahlias are relatively low maintenance and have astounding beauty; it’s no wonder they are a social media favorite and have millions of posts every year.

Dahlias provide a season for spectacular blooms and have a long vase life. The beautiful flower multiplies every year and has the potential to take over your garden. 

Dahlias are also a great addition to your patio area, making them a socialite’s favorite.

3. Return of Birdbaths

Are you looking for a way to create a haven for your feathered friends? 

All gardeners know how important wildlife is to maintaining a healthy and vibrant garden.

A birdbath offers a simple way to incorporate wildlife into your space. During the summer, the birds struggle to find a water source. With this classic aesthetic, you can create a bath around your yard and other areas for wild birds.

white birdbath with pink flowers at its base
Bird baths will instantly add wildlife. Credit: Gardensite

The key to a birdbath is the foundation, and you must choose a good, strong paving stone. You should place it on a flat surface and ensure the weed doesn’t grow at the base. Then, dig out a shallow indentation and place the paving stone on the spot. 

You can now add your favorite plants around the stone and use seeds to provide shelter. Don’t forget to place a rock at the bath’s center (for the smaller birds) and then add some water.

4. Snow White Apples

Snow White Apples aren’t new, but they are certainly proving to be a popular addition to our gardens. Their distinct red color makes them a perfect addition to any garden.

Termed the Snow White apples because of their white flesh, this variety is rich in anthocyanin, which has anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties. Recently introduced types of Snow White apples like Surprise and Tickled Pink is now becoming a common trend for gardeners.

snow white apples on the vine with half cut
Snow White Apples. Credit: Sky

5. Tapestry Lawns

You may never have heard of Tapestry lawns, but they are lawns that have no grass component.

Having a lawn without grass would be unthinkable, but it is becoming increasingly common. They can be an extension of a wild garden and require less maintenance.

You will be amazed at how much time you save without mowing and maintaining your lawn. In addition, it’s an excellent solution for city gardens that can accommodate a variety of plants.

tapestry lawn is a lawn without grass and just wild flowers
Tapestry Lawns are less maintenance.

6. Rewilding

Rewilding isn’t about letting your garden loose and not maintaining it. That is just laziness!

Structured chaos is an excellent way to describe rewilding. It allows your garden to flourish with minimal intervention.

Rewilding is about creating a sanctuary for creatures and providing shelter and nourishment. For many, its about keeping a garden as natural as it can be and has a similar look to Monet’s garden design in Giverny, France.

Many avid gardeners have embraced this trend, allowing users to make the most of their outdoor space. These types of gardens have been widespread across countries in Europe but are now starting to become a worldwide trend.

rewilding a garden makes it look more full with bench and garden path
Rewilding a garden is popular in many countries.

7. Forget-Me-Nots

As we have seen, gardeners are becoming more adventurous and active in their gardens. Forget-me-nots are a beautiful addition to the garden but require rich soil and regular water to thrive.

Some prefer shady spots, and others need good drainage. Forget-me-nots fill the garden with swaths of purple and blue. Being a short-lived perennial, you should sow seeds in summer and enjoy the blooms the following year. For milder climates, plant the seeds in the fall.

Forget-me-nots require fertile soils; therefore, fertilizer should be added to their environment twice every season. 

All this preparation will be worth it even if you have to wait another year for them to bloom as they are a beautiful species.

forget me nots deep blue flower
Forget-me-nots are perennials.

8. Low Carbon Gardens

Over the last few years, you will have noticed the big push towards a carbon-neutral future and helping provide a sustainable planet.

Reducing the amount of carbon released into the atmosphere is the number one way to reduce climate change. The focus on climate change has led many to seek carbon-reducing alternatives in their gardens.

Low carbon garden ideas include growing your vegetables rather than importing them. Instead of using pesticides, you can use homemade compost. The carbon released by composting is considered biogenic and not anthropogenic, which is used to calculate greenhouse gases.

Many gardening enthusiasts now focus on repeat-flowering plants like Cosmos, Zinnia, and Dahlias. They are easy to grow and are reliable during the summer months. Some can even be used as decoration during the winter.

person holding a red radish plant
Growing your own vegetables reduces your carbon footprint. Photo by Lisa Fotios on

9. Plants That Can Survive Droughts

This point applies to those in warmer climates with lower rainfall. However, there is a trend for these plants in colder climates too.

In some cities, homeowners get incentives when they replace their thirsty lawns with water-wise plants. 

There are several drought-resistant plants, including Catmint, Lavender, and Coneflower. These shrubs are tough and will survive the harshest conditions without water. This incredible durability also means that they require little maintenance but feel free to monitor their moisture levels now and again as they prefer moist, fertile soils.

lavender bushes on path
Lavender is drought resistant.

10. Brightly Coloured Houseplants

Colorful house plants may be a fashion movement you missed, but it is on the rise. In 2022, most gardeners will be focusing on bringing bright and vivid colors into their households.

It used to be commonplace to see ferns and other green plants in and around the house, but these bright flowers are proving to be more popular. They are certainly more exciting.

A great choice for an indoor flower is the Peace Lily. Not only does it have gorgeous-shaped white flowers, but it is also a natural air purifier.

pink flowers in white vase
Vibrant houseplants are a growing trend. Photo by Nadine Wuchenauer on

11. All-Weather Gardening

Over the last few years, we have all spent much more time in the garden. As a result, gardening is now as popular as ever. The effort to improve our gardens and make them the perfect place to relax all year round is now becoming mainstream.

All-weather gardening allows you to garden all year round. It involves using gazebos and shelters to stop you from getting wet and keeps you in the garden.

Whether transforming your outdoor areas into cozy areas to relax in or starting your mini-allotment to grow vegetables, we are all taking steps to be more involved with our gardens all year around.

12. Luxury Gardens

Turning your garden into a luxury area is a prime trend in 2022. You can add a luxurious touch to your garden and give it a modern look in just a few simple steps.

Whether it’s an outdoor kitchen, swimming pool, outdoor heaters, or new lights, there are many ways to provide that luxurious atmosphere to your outdoor space.

Many have started to give their gardens a luxury feel. Credit: architecturaldigest

People’s gardens have become essential spaces over the last few years. They provide shelter, beauty, social time, and memories. Adding a luxury feel can make you extremely relaxed around your loved ones.

13. Reuse, Recycle, Repurpose

Of all the garden trends in 2022 listed above, this is one of the most popular.

By salvaging old materials, you can add a touch of uniqueness to your garden that no other garden will have. It also adds a lot of character and intrigue to your guests.

You can bring reused furniture into your space to give it a contemporary feel or add materials to terraces, driveways, paths, etc. 

You are only limited by your imagination here. However, it would be best if you were careful to use items with a lower carbon footprint.

an old palette repurposed with plants and hanging on the side of a wall
An old palette repurposed. Credit: landscapingnetwork

Final Thoughts on Garden Trends in 2022

Well, there you have it, the best garden trends in 2022. Some of these trends are easy to do, whereas others may take a bit more time to implement. However, they will all add beauty to your home and garden.

 What do you think of this list? Have you been inspired to try any of the trends we have gone through?

Let us know in the comments section what you think.

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