Unearthing the latest garden trends

The pandemic helped to reignite interest and a passion for gardening and outdoor activities. Whether it's nurturing houseplants, reimagining our backyard landscapes, or rediscovering the beauty of public parks, the importance of plants in our lives has surged. Alongside growing concerns about climate change and extreme weather events, experts in the horticultural industry are foreseeing a transition from eco-anxiety to eco-optimism. This shift aims to steer conversations towards envisioning a greener future. Let’s explore some forward-thinking trends that are already beginning to take root.

— Parth, 23, NY (Cassandra Collective)


Get ready for a buzzing trend in 2024 as folks show more love for our essential pollinator pals like bees and butterflies. They're also developing a newfound admiration for the plants that keep these little heroes well-fed. Gardening to support these buddies is all the rage with #polinatorgarden, #polinatorssreimportant, #polinator racking up millions of views on Tiktok and hitting an all-time high. So, if you cultivate plants like bee balm, asters, and goldenrods, you're ahead in the gardening game. As people grow more curious about insects, they're realizing that by planting the right flowers and creating pollinator-friendly gardens, we can actively contribute to the health and sustainability of local ecosystems.


In 2024, gardens are set to embrace a futuristic and vibrant look reminiscent of scenes from a science fiction movie. This trend, aptly termed "hortifuturism" by Garden Media, ditches cold and metallic colors in favor of bold and bright hues. The group is forecasting the rise of terrariums, survivalist gardens, nighttime havens and neon-hued plants in the coming year.

— Charity, 24, OH (Cassandra Collective)


    On TikTok, the hashtag #containergardening has amassed an impressive 103M views. This is one place where gardening enthusiasts are dishing out tips and tricks for this space-efficient and versatile gardening approach that involves cultivating plants in pots or containers rather than in the ground, making it particularly suitable for compact spaces like balconies or indoor areas. And this is all in line with Gen Z's sustainability values and creative inclinations by encouraging upcycling of items like old takeout containers and empty laundry detergent containers, which serve as ideal vessels for thriving plants in limited spaces.