Here are 7 of the top garden design ideas for 2014 to help inspire you if you are undertaking your own garden design project over the next coming months.
1. The Living Wall
Vertical Garden’s or otherwise known as ‘living walls’ make a great feature for your outside space. This feature is extremely versatile, allowing you to plant many different varieties of flowers and shrubs to create different and diverse effects for all styles of gardens. As well as being aesthetically pleasing, there are many practical reasons for incorporating a living wall, which include the reduction of energy use, absorbing sound and also to provide a natural habitat for bees and butterflies.
2. Urban Gardens
With the steady rise of city dwellers, urban gardens are a great way to bring elements of nature to the outside space of your apartment balcony or rooftop. Incorporating a garden trellis for a greatened sense of privacy, installing corner seating or planting shrubs in planters are a great way to bring the countryside to your outside space.
3. Poppy Planting
August the 3rd 2014, brings the 100th year anniversary of the start of World War 1. To commemorate this, The Year of the Poppy Campaign has been set up to encourage garden owners to sow their own poppy seeds.
4. Bold Statement Features
Incorporating a bold statement feature into your garden is a great way to bring a fresh and innovative theme to your space. Bright and colourful designs make a really interesting and unconventional focal feature for everybody to enjoy.
5. Installed seating
Installed seating caters for a practical functioning garden. With many different design options to choose from, installed seating is extremely diverse and can suit all tastes and personalities. The image below presents the contrast between the stone wall and the wooden Iroko timbre below, which creates an eye-catching appearance. Click here for our online gallery of the different seating products that we are able to create at a bespoke service.
6. Fruit and Vegetable Gardens
Incorporating an edible garden into your outside space is a brilliant way to infuse some home-grown produce into your lifestyle. It also has health, financial and emotional benefits too!
7. Innovative lighting
Unconventional garden lighting is an aesthetically pleasing trend for 2014. With many different styles to choose from, from kitsch chandelier style lighting to contemporary bulbs, innovative lighting transforms your outside space into a cosy, comforting and social environment for when the evenings draw in.