What's in: Garden Trends 2016

What's in: Garden Trends 2016

With spring just around the corner, homeowners will soon be turning their attention to tackling those outdoor projects.

To help inspire you, we have rounded up some of what we think will be the key outdoor trends for 2016, check them out…

Whether they are looking to completely landscape their outdoor space or making smaller changes such as the addition of a water feature, for gardening firms and landscaping gardeners, now is the time to brush up on the key trends so you can advise your clients on what’s in for 2016.


Water features in gardens are nothing new, but building on trends seen at the Chelsea Flower Show 2015, this year expect water features to be less about about bubbling jets of water and ornate detailing and more about creating a natural body of water, such as a pond or stream.

Grow your own

The trend for growing your own produce is still going, with more and more people enjoying the pleasure growing your own fruit and veg can bring. With even non-gardeners getting in on the trend, expect more homeowners requesting planting areas to be created. These areas, which are stylishly separated from the rest of the garden, perhaps with an old sleeper, provide an easy to maintain area that looks good too.

Sustainable design

From the materials used to design techniques that maximise rainwater collection, in 2016 expect customers to want gardens that are sustainably designed and look great.


Garden lighting has improved greatly over the years and LED lighting now makes creating outdoor lighting designs possible. Versatile, low maintenance and economical to run, expect clients to want more ambitious lighting schemes in their outdoor spaces.

Outdoor living

Despite often unpredictable weather, us Brits remain ever-hopeful that this year will be the year of glorious sunshine. In 2016, homeowners may well be looking for garden spaces that offer attractive areas to sit and dine. Patios should be designed to accommodate large, comfy seating as well as a heat solution such as a fire pit.

Whatever projects you have lined up for 2016, make sure you are ready by investing in the right equipment and tools for the job. Here at Red Band our range includes professional forestry, gardening and landscaping equipment.

The range includes chainsaws, cultivators and a wide range of mowers, such as garden tractors and robotic mowers. Our range also includes equipment suitable for building and hard landscaping projects, including concreting equipment, block saws and hand-held cutters. Call the team on 0116 260 2601 for help and advice.