The Gardening Trends to Embrace This Year

At this time of year there is a lot of talk about what the big trends for the next 12 months will be; in food, in fashion, and in gardening too.

We predict that the appeal of al fresco living will continue to grow, with people wanting beautiful structures in their gardens in order to bring the indoors out! To celebrate this, we have launched a new collection of premium, round timber gazebos that will create the perfect setting for open air entertaining and al fresco dining. Being immersed within the landscape, the gazebos really allow you to make the most of the garden.

The new collection includes the Hexagonal Garden Gazebo, which is available in four sizes – from a compact 3m to a spacious 4.7m. The smaller models provide a stylish, compact shelter come rain or shine, whilst the largest will accommodate up to 19 adults, effectively bringing the inside outdoors, and dramatically increasing your living space.

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For people who are fully embracing the outdoors, a hot tub is an essential, and the Square Garden Gazebo is the perfect setting for it! At 3.5m, it is perfectly proportioned to fit most sizes of hot tub and provides shelter and privacy whilst you relax.

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An alternative, for those looking for a striking structure under which to dine and entertain, is the Dining Pergola, available with or without panels, or the Venetian Pavilion, which boasts a uniquely designed roof structure which lets light in but keeps rain out.

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The re-wilding of the garden has also been predicted by many industry experts to be very popular this year, as people move away from straight, regimented lines, towards a more naturalistic approach to design. This reflects the way in which gardeners will be more concerned with the environment and working with nature, rather than against it.

Our new Plant Ladder Display fits in beautifully with this trend, with its rustic design and compact size providing the perfect setting for a tumbling display of blooms and foliage, even if your countryside retreat is really a city centre balcony!

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The new Windsor Planter range is also ideal for adding a rustic twist to your planting, thanks to its rough sawn timber construction. Available in three sizes, they each come complete with shelf and liner and can be used as an attractive garden divide.

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Finally, 2018 will see the embracing of the small garden. Not so much a trend as a necessity, as garden sizes continue to shrink, so too must garden storage. Our new range of small storage provides all the practicality of a shed, whist being compact enough for the smallest of spaces.

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Within the range are a number of options, from the Shiplap Small Garden Store, which is ideal for storing wellies, dog leads and toys, to the Large Outdoor Store, which can hold bikes, lawnmowers and BBQs. Other items within the range include the Shiplap Garden Store, featuring Tongue & Groove panels and a practical and versatile Garden Storage Box. This range really does prove that good things come in small packages!

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