Evergreen garden ideas to transform your outdoor space

14 June, 2016

Warmer weather and longer days give you the opportunity to spend more time in the great outdoors. Long strolls in the evening sunshine accompanied by the occasional weekend coastal visits are beautiful, but there are more ways to get the summer feeling outdoors. You can recreate the feeling of your favourite summer pastimes from the comfort of your own home – as part of National Picnic Week, we’ve put together the best ideas to transform your garden into a space perfect for a spot of al fresco dining.

Amp up the palettes

The art of repurposing and reclaiming palettes has become a huge garden trend over the last year, and as an extremely versatile material, palettes can be as multifunctional as they are decorative. Whether you want to create a base to house your herbs, or some plant boxes for displaying your beautiful flora and fauna, there’s a whole host of inspirational ideas to give new meaning to your palettes. For your next summery get-together, why not create a makeshift bar out of stacked palettes and stone slates. Pinterest is the best way to get tonnes of palette ideas for your garden.

Use the hues

Add a splash of colour to your outdoor space to instantly brighten up your garden, and mix up the tones to create a scheme that works for you. Reflect your chosen indoor hues outside to keep a consistent flow throughout your home, or make a statement by adding contrasting colour pops to your plant pots and shed. Get creative with your paint, and add in some hand painted designs to breathe new life into your plant pots – you could even consider labelling your herb palettes to give a cute country chic feel to that area of your garden.

Summer Meadow - Green 2

Summer Meadow by Plingsulli 

Take it to the next level

Making the most of your garden space is key to creating a functional area to relax. If your garden is a little on the small side, using props to display your plant pots and garden accessories can create additional floor space, perfect for when you’re entertaining. Repurposing and upcycling existing furniture can add a unique style to your garden and can also provide an alternative space to store your plant pots. Creating raised levels in your garden adds character to your outdoor space, as well as a greater feeling of greener space.

In the Garden - Blue

In the Garden by Plingsulli

Top of the pots

If your garden lacks greenery, consider switching up the natural hues by introducing a selection of plant pots into your garden. Mismatched plant pots play into the cuteness of the country trend, while geometric metallic pots work really well if you’re aiming to create a Nordic outdoor space. Whatever your home style, adding in plant pots is a cost-effective and low maintenance way to create a garden that’s perfect for a spot of al fresco dining.


How do you plan on transforming your outdoor space?