As spring approaches, garden trends emerge, ranging from new landscape design styles and ideas for that indoor-outdoor feel, to how we approach gardening itself. And, with the likelihood that we will be using our small urban gardens and green retreats more in 2022 than ever before, we are ready to transform our backyards into stylish extensions of our homes we can enjoy and relax in with stylish garden trends.

Whether you want to update the look of your outdoor space or completely redesign it, we’ve compiled a list of the top garden trends 2022 has to offer.

Include Plants that Mimic the Tropics

Many people are still discouraged from traveling, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a sense of being in a faraway place. Which plants are best for evoking faraway feelings?

Our top pick for garden trends for 2022:? Tropicals. Though tropical plants have always been popular, nurseries with their vibrant jewel colors have recently gained popularity.

Create an Illusion to Blur Indoor and Outdoor Spaces

You’ve heard of bringing the outside in and the inside out, but why not both? Gardeners have realized that blurring the lines between indoors and out extends the outdoor living area as a result of spending so much time at home.

When you stop limiting your concept of home to a single structure on your property and instead consider your entire property to be your home, you can create a strong sense of place and connection to the natural world.

Go for the Dark Foliage

Plants with vibrant flowers or foliage colors like silver or chartreuse stand out on their own. But dark foliage is the key to really making them stand out.

Maximize Balconies and Porches

Not everyone has the luxury of having a garden room or roof gardens. If your home’s small-space gardening is limited to a balcony or porch, this is the one for you. People are becoming more creative with their spaces as they spend more time at home.

It’s truly amazing how many plants can fit in just 30 square feet, and sometimes less. Balcony gardens in a small garden space adorned with hanging planters sporting a fantastic color scheme are sure to stimulate visual interest in any contemporary setting.

Color Boost with Bicolor Plants

In general, nurseries and plant sellers like Blumenhaus Frei constantly monitor which colors people prefer. Bicolor flowers on living walls have recently gotten a lot of attention.

Trust West Hills Masonry for Your Landscaping and Gardening Needs

Gardening is expected to be more popular this year than it was before the pandemic. More and more people are discovering that it has something for everyone, whether we do it for the beauty or to grow our own food for our families.

We hope this list of garden design trends for this year has helped get your creative juices flowing, whether you’re just starting out or need to spruce up your garden design this year.

West Hills Masonry has worked hard to build a reputation for providing high-quality landscaping services as well as precise and well-crafted solutions. We’ve been able to provide stunning landscapes and excellent landscaping services to our customers for over 15 years.

To speak with one of our expert garden designers, email us at or contact our team at 714-519-5009 at West Hills Masonry today!