With the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations fast approaching and a new series of Bridgerton arriving on Netflix this month, we predict a big royalcore garden trend will bloom this year. We expect to see people inviting the grandeur of a stately home into their outdoor spaces as gardening lovers embrace a traditional and decorative look.
Good news for those with a small garden: Evie Lane, a gardening expert at online garden retailer Primrose, believes that royalcore is one of the garden trends that we can take inspiration from no matter the size of our space.
Royalcore garden trend
Royalcore is an opulent aesthetic similar to regencycore, which is about taking style notes from the Regency era between 1811 and 1820 in our wardrobes, homes, and gardens. Google searches for ‘royal garden’ are up by 394% since the end of December 2021, and Instagrammers have shared around 47,500 #royalcore photos.
Primrose (opens in new tab) says that Bridgerton and the royalcore trend sparked a 400% rise in search for amethyst wisteria on their website and a 390% increase in search for lavender. It appears this opulent style of garden is something that people will pay more for, too.
Michaela Keszler (opens in new tab) is a premier broker at Douglas Elliman, Southampton. She says that buyers are looking for huge flower gardens filled with curated blooms rather than 'the simplicity of boxwoods and grasses.'
Michaela says, 'what I have noticed in the past year is that properties with beautiful gardens have come back. People pay a premium price for a property with a designed garden.'
4 tips for getting the royalcore garden look
- Plant strongly-scented, purple blooms, such as wisteria and lavender. Star jasmine and peonies will also bring a beautiful aroma.
- Try some simple topiary, from boxes to cones and spheres. ‘Simple shapes often work best and require much less maintenance,' says garden expert Evie.
- Create a soothing and symmetrical space with a water feature idea.
- Create a luxurious focal point with pergola covered in long-blooming climbing plants, such as a clematis.
We previously shared Buckingham Palace's rose garden tips for creating a stunning feature with beautiful roses. Will you be taking inspiration from Regency-era gardens this spring?
Millie Hurst has worked in digital journalism for five years, having previously worked as a Senior SEO Editor at News UK both in London and New York. She joined the Future team in early 2021, working across several brands, including Gardeningetc. Now, she is Senior Content Editor at Ideal Home, taking care of evergreen articles aimed at inspiring people to make the most of their homes and outdoor spaces.
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