Sustainable living, outdoor kitchens and rattan furniture are among the top garden trends to embrace in 2022, new Pinterest data has found.
To help you make the most of your outdoor space, experts at WeThrift researched the most popular garden trends we've all been adding to our Pinterest inspiration boards for the new year. Whether you've got a small garden, lawn or no lawn, there's something for everyone to get their space spring ready.
Stone walls, with a whopping 300% increase in search volume, scooped first place. Nick Drewe, trend specialist at WeThrift, explains: "People will use them at showstopper garden features to retain a flower bed or add them around your seating or hot tub area to create a sense of privacy."
Other trends to have on your radar include wildlife-friendly gardens, vegetable gardens, and traditional English cottage gardens teeming with soft blues, green foliage and wildflowers.Clive NicholsGetty Images
"It seems this year gardens and landscapes will embrace the natural world instead of removing it. Our findings discovered a huge surge in the number of people searching for 'wild garden' with an increase of 206%," adds Nick.
"Creating a wild garden gives dimension to your outdoor space and over time, it will increase the number of wildlife and wildflowers you get in your garden. Creating a wild garden is simple and can be done by just letting nature take over and see what the outcome is, or some gardeners prefer to incorporate specific plants and wildflowers into their space."Chris GriffithsGetty Images
2021 was a big year for eco-friendly gardening, and thankfully it's not going anywhere this year. Sustainable living is another trend tipped to be big, with our previous garden trend research discovering that more horticulture enthusiasts will consider no dig methods and follow organic principles to nurture soil health.Related Story9 gardening trend predictions for 2022
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Top 10 garden trends, according to Pinterest
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