Easy, stylish, affordable and budget garden ideas to help you create your dream outdoor space, including garden furniture suggestions and practical garden…
These garden design ideas are key to creating a scheme you'll love for years to come. Whether you're looking for garden landscaping ideas to overhaul your outdoor space, or more tailored garden design inspiration such as garden furniture, paving, lights, plants, borders, decking and more, we've compiled some fabulous garden ideas to help you transform your back garden, whether it's big or small – and it'll help to boost your property value, too.
Comfortable, stylish and Instagrammable, hanging egg chairs make a fabulous addition to outdoor spaces, whether it's on the lawn, patio, decking, or in a conservatory. Typically the egg-shaped chair is suspended from, and supported by, an overarching frame which attaches to the seat via a steel chain to gently swing back and forth.
Some of the biggest garden trends to emerge in 2022 will include a return to bolder, colourful planting choices, natural wildlife gardens, mini growhouses, boutique hotel-style features and the concept of all-weather gardening, all of which ties into two common themes this year – wellbeing and sustainability.
Enjoy alfresco dining in your garden with a furniture set, or if you have a small outdoor space, look for bistro sets. A parasol will provide the perfect shade in sunny weather. For more inspiration head to housebeautiful.com/uk and take part in House Beautiful's gardening poll to uncover your gardening habits. (Photo: House Beautiful/Mark Scott)
Take part in House Beautiful's Big Gardening Poll. Whether you're a seasoned gardener focused on technique and expertise, or a green-fingered novice set on fun, feel-good gardening, the nation's appetite for this favourite pastime is continuing to soar. (Animation: Issy Muir/Hearst UK)
No matter what size your garden space – whether it’s a postage- stamp sized inner-city patio or a sprawling plot, you’ll still need to approach any re-styling project in the same way. Think about how you want your garden to work for you. Will you need lots of seating? Do you want to project films onto the wall to create an outdoor cinema? Do you want to have barbecues? Do you want to work outside your home and need to build a studio/workspace? Are you in a wheelchair and need flat paving?
The RHS No-Dig Allotment Garden demonstrates how to grow abundant food all year round without digging or disturbing the soil. The no-dig allotment garden at RHS Hampton Court includes chainlink drain pipes, an open-sided polytunnel, hot composting, planted pallets and even a planted wheelbarrow full of tasty crops and companion planting. Plants include cabbage, kale, carrot, beetroot, onion and leek. (Photo: RHS/Tim Sandall)
Looking for great garden party ideas this summer? From table settings to twinkling lights and decorations, there are tons of ways you can make yours the best bash of them all. First, choose a theme. From colour palette to floral arrangements, this will make gathering supplies easier. You can host a garden party in any outdoor space, so don't be put off if you have a balcony. With a few tweaks — and a slightly condensed guest list — you can make it work for you! (Photo: Wayfair)
Looking for garden and outdoor living ideas for 2021? New research has uncovered the top trends set to dominate next year — and balconies, wildlife-friendly plants, windowsill gardens and garden furniture have all topped the list. Take a look at the biggest gardening trends for the coming year at Housebeautiful.com/uk. (Photo: Ikea)
Looking for garden edging ideas for your outdoor space? Garden edging helps to define & separate spaces in your garden, whilst contributing to the overall garden design. Garden border edging can accentuate your lawn, flower beds or vegetable garden, while garden edging stones can draw attention to an attractive centrepiece. You can use edging to define a pathway, create a transition from the patio to the surrounding garden or a create a lawn edge. (Photo: Raised stone edge by Natalia Odescalchi)
Many of us have been tending to our gardens or outdoor spaces, and with a heatwaves this summer, we'll want to protect our plants from becoming too parched. To help, we've shared some top tips for protecting our green spaces when the weather gets too hot outside. From water retention to drought-resistant plants to lawn maintenance, follow these simple and easy garden ideas for when the sun is out. (Photos: Getty)
Complete your outdoor space with a selection of stylish and affordable garden accessories. Whether you're on the hunt for outdoor rugs, sculptures, garden lanterns, shed signs, outdoor cushions or even a practical side table for drinks, accessories are brilliant for sprucing up your outdoor area. With the weather warming up, now is the perfect time to get your hands on accessories for your balcony, small garden or patio. Whatever your budget or garden style, shop our top picks.