Revealed: The top garden design trends for 2024

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The best gardens aren’t just a patch of grass or concrete, they’re a seamless extension of a home’s living space. When you embrace the great outdoors by creating a welcoming garden that people love to spend time in, you might find yourself surprised by just how much usable space you actually have.

At Canopies UK, our range of home and garden canopies are designed for exactly that – to give you the functional outdoor space that you need to enjoy your outdoor space all year round, no matter the weather. From our sleek glass veranda canopy to our convenient carports, our range of solutions are made to help you enhance your outdoor space at home.

As we head into 2024, we wanted to take a look at the top garden design trends in 2024 and how they can be elevated with the help of outdoor shelter. Keep reading for our run-down of 2024’s top garden design trends, and get ready to revolutionise your outdoor living space.

Top garden design trends for 2024

Indoor-outdoor living

A trend that’s been on the rise for a while now, indoor-outdoor living shows no sign of slowing down in 2024. Indoor-outdoor living cleverly links your garden and indoor living areas to create a cohesive space that blurs the lines between interior and exterior. Think large, bi-fold doors, furniture that helps blend the spaces, and shelter that protects you from the elements outside.


Sustainable gardens

Sustainability is huge right now, with environmental concerns shaping decision-making across so many different industries. If you want to champion sustainability in your garden, there are a few things you can do to make the space eco-friendly. Choose plants that are native to the UK, as these generally require less water and maintenance. Sustainable materials are popular choices for gardens too; renewable materials like bamboo and reclaimed wood are great options for on-trend furniture that’s also kind to the planet.

Smart technology

As technology advances, we’re seeing more and more smart technology installed outdoors. There’s a host of different ways you can improve your outdoor space with the help of technology. Some options include outdoor sound systems, outdoor home cinemas and even smart garden irrigation to help you keep on top of lawn care. A canopy is a great option for sheltering outdoor smart technology from the elements and ensuring it can be enjoyed in every season.

Outdoor kitchens

More and more people are interested in designing outdoor spaces that can be used all year round for entertaining. An outdoor kitchen is a creative solution that brings the indoors out, perfect for those who love to host. While for many homeowners a full outdoor kitchen perhaps isn’t realistic, appliances like pizza ovens, gas grills and barbecues give you some great options for cooking and socialising outdoors. Paired with the right garden furniture like bar seating or a large dining table, an outdoor kitchen space is perfect for enjoying long summer days outdoors in 2024.

Vertical gardens

If your garden is on the smaller side, you’re probably always looking for ways to maximise your outdoor space. Vertical gardens are perfect for making the most of all the space available outdoors. There are a few ways you can experiment with the vertical garden trend in 2024. Walls for training plants or full living walls are popular choices, or you could use hanging baskets and vertical planters to create a tiered effect that not only looks great, but doesn’t compromise your ground space.

Stylish canopies

Wiling away the summer evenings with friends or family outdoors is one of life’s joys, and installing a canopy means that the unpredictable British weather doesn’t have to get in the way of that. With outdoor socialising set to be as big as ever in 2024, a patio canopy or a glass veranda provides an extra bit of protection from both rainfall and the sun’s UV rays, so you can enjoy uninterrupted time outside. A canopy can be created to perfectly fit your garden’s dimensions, so it’s a great option even for small or awkwardly shaped gardens.


We hope you enjoyed reading about our top garden design trends to look out for in 2024 and that you’re feeling inspired for your own garden improvements. If you’re interested in creating additional outdoor shelter at home, our canopies are ideal for maximising your space.

If you’d like more information or advice on how to make the most out of your garden, we’d love to hear from you. Get in touch today.