New year, new garden, new trends!

We’re through the garden gate into 2023, with a host of gardening trends blooming throughout the country. From house plants reaching dizzying heights of popularity, to the colour of the year ‘Viva Magenta’, read on for our full list of trends.

 

To get up close and personal with fresh garden inspiration, new plants, the latest gardening kit and more, make sure to join us in 2023 at the Show. Find out more here.

Gardening trends of 2023

Colour of the Year 2023

Hand-picked by Pantone, the colour of the year has been named as ‘Viva Magenta.’

Pantone describe the colour as ‘brave and fearless, and a pulsating colour whose exuberance promotes a joyous and optimistic celebration, writing a new narrative.’ We’ve put together some garden inspiration from our Shows in 2022 here to inspire you to get planting.

Discover a world of colour and scent in the stunning Floral Marquee at BBC Gardeners’ World Live,  bursting with award-winning nurseries and display.

Sustainable gardening

Whilst your garden might seem to already be very green, it can always be greener! From upcycling common items to make stylish features, to transforming pallet, hessian bags, bits of pipe and tin cans into planters, grow bags, water features and wildlife habitats, the possibilities are endless.

 

You’ll find plenty of inspiration in the Beautiful Borders, Show Gardens and in APL Avenue at BBC Gardeners’ World Live for ideas to make your plot better for the environment. Can’t wait? Take a look at our previous blog on recycling and upcycling here.

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Grow your own food

Looking to go from soil to supper this year, but not sure where to start?

 

Whether you’re stuck between carrots and cauliflower or spinach and strawberries, or you’re not sure which tools are right for the job, you’ll be able to get brilliant advice from the National Allotment Society at BBC Gardeners’ World Live.

 

Indoor gardening

Foliage doesn’t just belong outside – bring nature indoors with simple succulents, mighty monsteras and cute cacti. Add a bit of greenery to your home, whatever the size.

Don’t miss expert advice about all things house plants in the the House plant Hub, and make sure to explore the House plant Market at the Show for accessories, care products and much more to ensure happy, healthy plants.

What’s more, at last year’s Show we caught up with expert Joe Bagley for his top tips. Read the blog here to find out more.

Mindful gardening

Gardening is calming for many of us and the theme for this year’s entries to Beautiful Borders highlights that. Inspired by the theme ‘My Garden Escape’, exciting garden design will inspire your next garden project and give you space savvy ideas.

Take a look at our previous blog here for inspiration to create a calming garden space.

Gardening on a budget

With budgets tightening all over, don’t let it wilt your enthusiasm!

 

Discover different ways you can still let your garden bloom with advice from expert gardeners throughout the Show next summer- from experienced exhibitors to your favourite BBC Gardeners’ World presenters live on stage.

What’s more, take a look at our blog here for some top tips for a budget friendly garden.

Fermented foods

There’s always plenty of plot to plate inspiration at our Shows. Why not try reaching delicious new heights using your home-grown produce and explore fermenting? 

No visit to our Shows would be complete without some delicious snacks and a tasty lunch! Visit the BBC Good Food Summer Show (included in your ticket to BBC Gardeners’ World Live) to discover the latest foodie trends.

 

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