2018 Garden Trends – by Alexander Francis

We attended the glee gardening exhibition in September to discover next year’s garden trends. Due to the ongoing trend of making more use of your outdoor space there were lots of great ideas but these were our 3 favourites.

Privacy With Style

If you are overlooked by your neighbours when relaxing in your garden or just want to cover up an eyesore ruining your outdoor space, take a look at Screen with Envy. Envy’s screens are made from our advanced wood composite which means they feel like wood but perform like plastic outdoors.

These screens are stylish yet functional and the designs available in black and cream will enhance your outdoor space. In addition, you can also use them as trellises to grow climbing plants and because they are made of advanced wood composite they do not rot or age so minimal maintenance is required. Have a look at their Instagram page for inspiration –

Creating Ambience

We are finding that gardens are being used more and more as an extension of your home. Set a relaxed ambience with outdoor lighting. There are several options that can be used including solar lighting and candles.

We like the simplicity of these solar mason jar lights we found these on Amazon. These will look great whether you hang them or use them as table lighting,. Maybe have a go at making these yourself, there are some great ideas on Pinterest.

Furthermore, string lights are great for larger areas and can be hung from fences, trees or pergolas. These weatherproof festoon lights from Garden Trading will create an ambient glow and enhance your outdoor dining experience –

Customers can buy Festoon Lights at Garden Trading from £50.00

Outdoor Dining

Pizza ovens are on an upward garden trend and they are not just for pizzas, you can also make Sunday roasts, bread or casseroles and more. They vary in price depending on the requirements you need. Our favourites include the Igneus Pizza Oven Range starting at £549.00 inc vat for the Bambino style which is available in 3 colours –

Available at The Pizza Oven Shop from £549.00

Another appealing wood oven, the Primo Go pizza oven from The Stone Bake Oven Company are made in England are reinforced with Micro Mesh Technology, exclusive to The Stone Bake Oven Company. Prices start from £799.00 for the Promo 60 –

Finally, this modern pizza oven is from the Jamie Oliver Dome Leggero range. This wood-fire outdoor oven made in Italy and in addition to the oven comes complete with stand and accessories including a pizza peel, brush and recipes. The prices start at £1,550.00 including vat and delivery –

Customers can buy this oven at https://www.jamieoliverovens.com/ from £1,550.00

Customer Inspiration

This photo sent in from customers Tony & Katy of their courtyard garden shows you how to maximise your garden into a comfortable yet functional space. We love the built-in storage with worktop and outdoor oven. Also, their Verona Casual Dining Set from Alexander Francis matches their contemporary outdoor style perfectly. This is a perfect example of garden trends coming in 2018.

See more inspiration on Alexander Francis.