The Chelsea Flower Show is always a colourful affair and if you’re thinking of revamping your garden, whether that’s planting some new blooms or getting some help with landscaping in Lancashire, it’s a great place to look for inspiration.
Country Living recently picked out some of the top trends to come out of this year’s event, so take a look and see whether any of them will work in your outdoor space.
At the top of the list is the use of wildflowers, as demonstrated in Mark Gregory’s Welcome to Yorkshire garden. The publication noted that sowing wildflowers in your garden is a good option if you’re looking for something that’s low maintenance.
Cornflowers, wild lupins and blue camassias are among the blooms that featured in this show garden.
With gardens getting smaller and smaller, there’s a simple trick you can use to make your outdoor space feel larger. “Simply set your ground plan on the diagonal to stretch the boundaries,” the news provider explained. This is what Joe Perkins did in the Space to Grow garden.
Another trend that’s sneaking into gardens, as well as many other areas of our lives, is recycling and reusing other materials. This could even be a cheaper way of creating a new design in your garden. The publication suggested using crushed building rubble as a path, with sections of old metal panelling to break it up.
You might also want to consider creating a rockery in your garden, after the Guardian reported that these features are seeing a revival. The main reasons being that they’re easy to maintain and they also make a great environment for wildlife.