The Top 5 Garden Trends Arriving In 2020

Our owner Josh reveals the top emerging trends you’ll be seeing in gardens in 2020.


Plant tech

Technology enters our backyards in 2020. The Greenscape Collective’s owner Josh O’Keefe explains how it will make our lives easier. “Self-watering plants, and fertilizer microdosing which you can manage from an app, are just a couple of ways we’re automating Perth garden care with cutting-edge technology.” A host of apps, including those that identify insects, plants and plant diseases can also help keep your garden looking its best.

Bringing the indoors outdoors

People are wanting to spend more time outdoors, which means they’re bringing their creature comforts with them. We’ll be seeing more complete functional backyard kitchens, where hosts can entertain and cook food straight from their vegetable patch. TVs will feature more in undercover patio areas, particularly for watching sporting events with larger groups of friends.

Planting for wildlife

Gardeners are becoming more aware of Australia’s threatened native fauna. Growing certain plants can help draw in some of these species, giving gardeners a way to make a difference to their local environment. Josh recommends “planting at the red and yellow end of the flowering colour spectrum, with species such as Callistemon, Banksia and Grevillea, to attract native birds.”

Curvilinear shapes

More natural organic garden shapes will replace the symmetrical straight lines we’re used to seeing in modern gardens. Not achieved easily, semicircular garden beds are the hardest to execute, with the curves required to make this design theme work, being sweeping arcs, not shorter wiggly lines.

Pops of blue colour

With Pantone announcing that the official colour of 2020 is Classic Blue, those closely following trends will want to be planting the colour that Pantone describes as “bringing a sense of peace and tranquility to the human spirit.” This colour should “offer refuge, instill calm, confidence, and connection, with its enduring blue hue, it highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.” Hydrangea, delphiniums, and blue iris would be a perfect match to this shade.


For professional advice on implementing any of these features in your home and garden, contact us – The Greenscape Collective.