The groundhog may have seen his shadow, but that can’t stop us from searching for hopeful signs of spring. Not even a snowstorm in New York can kill the budding optimism for warmer days!
With mother nature’s spring kiss approaching, it’s time to wrangle up our weeds and get our gardens back in order.
Atlas Ceramics, a UK-based ceramic retailer, rounded up the top garden trends for 2022. Collecting data from a variety of social media platforms, the company ranked pergolas, bird baths and raised garden beds as the top three garden trends of the year so far.
Viewed on TikTok nearly 95 million times, pergolas are a slatted structure usually placed above a patio, allowing sunlight and shade to coexist in your space. Pergolas can take on a more sleek and modern edge, but you can also cover them in vines and flowers for a The Secret Garden feel.
Situated securely in the top three, birdbaths are a classic addition to any garden, perfect for the avid (or amateur) bird watcher—because every bird deserves their own miniature luxurious swimming pool in your backyard.
Raised garden beds are another creative way to revamp your outdoor space. Skip the weekly Whole Foods run, and start growing your own fruits and vegetables.
The top 10 trends also featured garden offices, giving WFH (work from home) a whole new meaning. Who wouldn’t want to Zoom amongst the garden gnomes?
Of course, you can’t forget the garden bar, cropping up in the top 10 design trends on TikTok. Admittedly, the idea of sipping an aperol spritz on a cool spring evening in your own garden bar seems quite magical.
Fairy gardens are another whimsical trend, and one of the most popular types of gardens, according to Atlas’ report. Whether you believe in fairies or not, it’s no myth that improving your garden space increases the value of your home. Vegetable gardens, traditional flower gardens, and zen gardens were also cited as the most popular types of gardens.
The seed for new garden ideas has definitely been planted. It’s almost time to take off the mittens and put your green thumb back to work. Check out Atlas' full report for more details.
Photography by: Dimitry Anikin / Unsplash; Courtesy of Atlas Ceramics