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7 Most Popular Garden Makeover Trends in 2020

The new year is bringing in new design ideas and style trends for our gardens. When spring comes, garden lovers and the green-thumbs will eagerly rush outside and start their garden makeovers.

To start with, you need to have an idea about the latest and greatest gardening trends to spruce up your garden. But if you are clueless about what to improve with your yard, here are seven of the most popular garden makeover trends in 2020.

  1. Patterned Gardens

Patterns and textures are things of the past, but these trends are paving their way back into our gardens in 2020. This theme can be implemented by creating faceted planting spots and creating smooth transitions between the hard landscape and soft planting areas in the garden. 

Moreover, gravel planting is just as effective in blurring the lines between the two. Also, you can choose from a wide range of outdoor ceramic tiles you can use as garden rugs. These are also useful design features in creating patterns and experimenting between contrast and textural changes.

  1. Less is More

Gardening gurus believe that minimalism is beginning to look pretty tired in 2020. However, the concept “less is more” still holds a spot in this year’s gardening trends.

The philosophy of less is more helps you focus on making laid-back designs and styles, but with close attention to detail and wildlife benefits. Look forward to planting different types of grasses and pallettes of perennials. These combinations make the lightest design touches that give your modern gardens a rural taste. It is also essential that your design complements with the wild landscape.

  1. Curvilinear Forms

Aside from the rising trend of patterns, garden designs are also turning away from the linear and contemporary garden to wilder and curvilinear landscapes. Curvilinear forms are more natural in garden environments and bring back the flow of natural ways in an urban setting.

You can achieve a fluid and curvilinear design by experimenting with sculptural wall claddings such as wood, metal, and stone in natural and organic patterns. Wall claddings are also gaining momentum in 2020, so they are perfect for making the most out of vertical surfaces in your garden.

  1. Romantic Vegetable Plots

With the recent global health crisis, more and more people have decided to grow their food for cooking. Besides, romantic and productive gardens are having a revival in 2020, where gardeners combine fruits and vegetables with cut flowers to provide a romantic taste to their green spaces.

So long as you emphasise the underlying design of your garden, you can overlay multiple layers. Trees for the canopy, shrubs on the middle, and perennials to cover the ground are perfect for creating beauty and romance.

  1. Repurpose and Recycle

There is a good chance that you have old items lying around that can be repurposed for your garden. This year gives a spotlight on recycling existing materials instead of dumping them on landfills. 

Moreover, repurposing junk materials such as heating coil as a water feature creates adaptive landscapes for a changing world. We need to divert as much waste from landfills as possible, and this among the ways you can help.

  1. Outdoor Play

Nowadays, people want to encourage their children to spend more time outdoors than indulging in video games and TV. That’s why more and more households are integrating outdoor play in their gardens. 

Moreover, a well-landscaped garden can also become an active learning space for children. One way of doing this is by incorporating blackboards, climbing frames, sandpits, swings, and even a miniature wildlife pond. Not only will you have a perfect venue for family and social gatherings, but also an effective alternative to technology and screens.

  1. Planting for Wildlife

More and more people are becoming interested in landscaping their gardens to make it suitable for wildlife. To bring out the best in your garden, a sustainable and wildlife-friendly space needs to be its forefront, no matter the size and location of your garden.

Additionally, people are taking their gardens more seriously, to help curb climate change and declining biodiversity in small ways. After all, gardens play an important role in maintaining biodiversity and wildlife in the urban setting.

The best way to do this is by planting more “wild” plants that are beneficial for bees, birds, and pollinators. Single roses, seed heads, wildflowers, and grasses are all valuable because they don’t lose the charm and impact of your gardens.


Taking a moment to enjoy your garden is a great way to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature and escape the city’s hustle and bustle. By keeping up with the latest gardening trends, you also have something to look forward and accomplish with your family.

For all your garden makeover needs, Trees Down Under has the professional team equipped with proper tools to highlight the best aspects of your garden. You can trust us to make your dream garden a reality by letting us transform your landscape.

Let us work together and turn your garden into a living paradise outside your doorstep. Call us at 0475 463 597, and we’ll be on our way.

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