Modern Spring Garden Ideas
24 March 2022

Modern Spring Garden Ideas

Modern Spring Garden Ideas

If you like us, love it when Spring finally arrives, and this current warm spell we are experiencing really does feel like it has truly arrived. There’s no better time to get out into our gardens and turn our backs on being trapped inside by the rain, cold and recent gales.


When it comes to Spring, we all get excited thinking about how we can make our gardens look beautiful for the months ahead, but this can often become more costly than expected. From the patio, to the flowers and furniture, there can be quite a lot to think about in terms of how you want your garden to look and feel. So, here are some inspiring money-saving Spring Garden ideas, tips, and trends to help you out:


Top Tip: Think about quality and longevity. Top quality, timeless furniture will save you money in the long run as it will look better for longer and not get damaged so easily by the weather! Also, look out for low-maintenance shrubs and flowers that can survive all year round, so no having to re-do your garden every year.

Garden furniture and Accessories:

Garden accessories and furniture are a must to give your garden style and more importantly, a comfortable space to lounge. To add that much-needed comfort on those warmer days (and nights), we suggest a great quality piece which will last you for years to come, saving you money in the long run.


In 2022, garden furniture is starting to take on a more vital role, with comfort and modern styling involved – much like interior design today. Alfresco living with the right top-quality furniture makes it easy to balance your time from inside and out, and to make the most of the great weather.

Dunelm Furniture

Low maintenance furniture from Dunelm, £899



MAZE Garden Furniture

Contemporary, high quality furniture from Maze Living, NOW £2,999


Hanging Chair

Take a look at this stunning traditional weave hanging chair with weather proof cushions from Inside Out Living, £849

Furniture for all times of the year

Positioning your furniture is extremely important in terms of how long it will last. Where the sun sits in your garden is a key factor in the longevity of your garden furniture. By sitting in a dry and open space, it will reduce the chance of weather damage from moisture. If you don’t have a place to store your furniture away in the winter, you can get practical furniture covers like this below from Argos, £32.

Argos Furniture Protector


In the Spring, despite the warmer days, the nights can still be quite cool, Chiminea’s, fire pits, or patio heaters are a great focal point in any garden and create a functional piece of décor to heat up your social space. They can also be portable or built in, depending on your personal taste, and can create an amazing ambience when entertaining and having friends over.

Black Outdoor Chiminea

This beautiful black and brass chiminea creates an ambient atmosphere with a warmth and high-end charm. Made, £185

For all of those DIY mavericks out there, you may want to build and create your own garden fire pit, so here is a great example of a modern and simple way to create yours. 


Garden Landscaping Ideas for Spring

If you need a bit of help envisaging and creating your perfect outdoor space, then look no further. SMART Garden Offices are currently working with local Suffolk landscapers, Gardenology. With over 15 years’ experience in the landscaping world, Richard Wilkinson has been designing and building unique gardens through his knowledge of quality natural materials.

Gardenology Garden Landscaping

Gardenology have some unique takes on modern garden ideas for Spring. From decking, screens and artificial grass walls to BBQs and fire pits, they create modern gardens for all year-round use.

If you would like to know more about Gardenology, visit their website here.

You can also visit their showroom to see what materials they offer at Unit 3 Acorn Business Centre, Oaks Drive, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 7SX.

Garden Planting Ideas:

With homes becoming smaller, and ergo gardens becoming smaller, planting may not be an option due to space limitations, so green walls are becoming vastly popular in the gardening world as they create an amazingly unique feature. You can go natural with hanging planters or get synthetic green walls through companies like Gardenology.

Natural Green Wall

Natural Green Wall

When it comes to your planting and flower options for smaller modern gardens, you may want to keep things nice and simple, with little to no maintenance from year to year.

Here are a few ideas on low maintenance flowers and shrubs:

– Shasta Daisy
– Coneflower
– Hosta – Hostas are the “queen” of the shade garden. Primarily grown for their foliage, hostas come in hundreds of different varieties from light green to blue leaves.
– Ferns – Ferns are perfect for a shady garden and add a soft leafy texture.
– Catmint – Catmint produce clusters of blue flowers from April thru October.

Low Maintenance Flowers and shrubs

Here are some great examples of low maintenance gardens, which work great in small gardens. With a full paved space, and small trees and shrubs tucked away into planters, this creates a cosy socialising space when you have family and friends over.

Small Garden patio

Small modern Garden

For a larger garden space, you may want something bolder and full of life with grass areas, large trees and shrubs and some separated areas to create a journey.

How to use colour in your garden this Spring


To add shape, height, and texture to your garden, you may want to invest in some soft grasses and tall leafy trees. You can get these from any local garden centre or chains such as Homebase. Creating a modern garden in 2022 often means adding lots of vivid green shrubs, but you can add great pops of colour that harmonise well with green such as yellow and orange or blue and purple flowers or even mix both for contrast.


Check out the images below to see how different colour story’s work together:

Blue & Pink Colour story

Harmonising colour story of Blues, Purples, and Pinks


Red-Yellow Colour Story

A warm Red-Yellow Colour Story which sits next to the natural greens of your garden


Contrasting colour story

Contrasting/Vivid Colour Story

Garden Rooms for Spring

If you are a keen entertainer and love having friends and family over, then a SMART Garden room could be a perfect solution for you.

SMART spaces are often used as socialising hubs, especially in the Spring and Summer. Many of our customers and Friends of SMART use their garden rooms as a bar, lounge area, hobby room, man cave, or she shed – they are simply perfect for outside entertaining!

Affinity with hot tub

Smart Garden Rooms, Offices & Studios is one of the UK’s most respected and well know garden room supplier and have over 20 years’ experience in manufacturing the best quality spaces. We have hundreds of inspirational stories from up and down the country and you can see how our customers have used their fully insulated timber buildings by visiting our website here.

Spring Garden Room

Belle Garden Room painted in ‘Shale’

Not only are our buildings great for chilling out in through the spring, they can also be used at any time of the year, no matter what the weather.


SMART Garden Offices have some amazing updates coming to our showroom this spring, and we cannot wait to share our journey with you, alongside some unique ideas from Gardenology to add to your own garden.


If you would like to check out our inspirational garden rooms, garden offices, or garden studios, then order your FREE brochure today here. SMART Garden Offices supply 7 different ranges, each in 64 sizes to suit all budgets, styles, and needs.