Key Garden Trends for 2021

With many of us glad to see the back of 2020, an uncertain year to say the least, it's time to look ahead to the new year with a positive stance. What can you do to make your home and garden more of a sanctuary, more entertaining, more peaceful and a great place for meeting family & friends (whilst complying with social distancing rules in your area)?

We've got the inside scoop on what's on trend for 2021 for everything garden & home related...

Top Trends for 2021:


With more people staying at home, privacy is predicted to be a key concern for homeowners in 2021. More people will be enjoying the warmer months out in their gardens, so will require more privacy from their neighbours.

This can be achieved with:

Instant Walling


Sheds/Summer Houses



Create a Living Fence


Natural Gardens


As people are becoming more aware and concerned about the issues facing our planet, we are becoming interested in more natural gardens which attract more wildlife, allowing our native species to thrive.


Here are some products to help you grow a more nature-friendly garden:


MeadowMat for birds & bees



Green Roofing





Low Maintenance Gardens


Low maintenance gardens are always a popular choice - they allow you to sit back, relax and enjoy your outdoor living space... which is even more important during a pandemic!


Here are some low maintenance garden ideas:


Pave your garden or create a patio area



Compartmentalise your plants with planters or raised flower beds



Opt for a self regulating water feature




After a long day of working from home, what better way to relax than spending some time outdoors in your garden? Gardens are being seen as more of a retreat from working from home now, so people are predicted to be investing more on their outdoor living areas.



Here are some ideas on how you can turn your garden into a retreat:



Invest in some Garden Furniture



Consider Outdoor Cooking



Gather round a Fire Pit


Grow Your Own


'Grow your own' is set to be an ongoing trend into 2021, with more people wanting to be a little more self sufficient. Fruit, vegetables and plants alike, you can get creative with grow your own.


Here are some great products to help you get started:


Garden Troughs



Bed Builder Packs



Potting Benches


Lighter Paving

Lighter tones of paving seem to be making a comeback, with more people opting for neutral shades.

Here are some of our favourites:

Talasey Porcelain Vitripiazza Stile External Mood Paving

Strata Riven Sandstone Whitchurch Range Mint Paving 

Sustainable Paving

More sustainable materials are becoming popular in the garden. We are seeing trends leaning more towards natural paving materials such as natural stone and wood effects.

One of our favourites is Global Stone Paving Riven Sandstone Mint Multi 

Cottage Gardens

Cottage gardens are on trend for 2021, with quaint and cosy designs, traditional patio areas and tonnes of pretty flowers adorning the sides.

Here are our top paving choices for cottage gardens:

Global Stone Clay Rose Cottage Pavers 

Natural Paving Riven Sandstone Cottage Raj Lakeland Cottage Walling 

Global Stone Clay Tudor Pavers Clay 

Outdoor Entertainment

Another lockdown inspired trend for 2021 is outdoor entertainment, with people making the most of their gardens whilst working from home or following social distancing restrictions.

Here are our top products to add some entertainment to your garden:

Fire Pit

Outdoor kitchen/cooking



Summer houses


Seasonal Gardens

Why make it evergreen when you can embrace the natural changes that happen every year? More people are opting for seasonal plants in their garden and having a lovely surprise when they start to bloom at different times of the year.


Winter plants:
Primrose, Sweet Pea, and Flowering Kale



Spring plants:
African Daisy, Sweet Alyssum, Dianthus



Summer plants:
Marigold, Geranium, Vinca



Autumn plants:
Begonia, Petunia, Nasturtium