10 gardening trends for 2024 from PHS

10 gardening trends for 2024 from PHS
Colocasia esculenta ‘Pharoah’s Mask’; Photo: Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

As the 2023 gardening season winds down, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) shares top trends gardeners can expect to see in 2024. PHS, known as a national leader for gardening and the producer of the world-renowned PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, is routinely tapped as a source for inspiration and trendsetting in gardening and horticulture.

“These 2024 gardening trends are based on what we have seen by attending conferences, exhibitions, visiting countless personal and public gardens, and conversations with professionals. They are a fantastic way for gardeners to get inspired and get a feel for what professionals at the forefront of this industry are doing in their own gardens. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned expert, these trends and plant selections can breathe new life into your space in an approachable way,” says PHS’s Vice President of Horticulture, Andrew Bunting.

Below is the full list of PHS’s gardening trends for 2024.

Considering the Environment as you Garden

This trend includes gardening practices that put the environment first. As part of PHS’s ethos of “Gardening for the Greater Good,” here are several ways that gardening can promote environmental stewardship:

  • Movements such as “Leave the Leaves” in the fall help reduce landfill waste.
  • Converting two-cycle gas powered engines (blowers, lawn mowers, etc.) to battery operated machinery reduces carbon emissions.
  • Creating habitats for overwintering insects by not cutting back perennials in the fall provides shelter and a source of food for insects and animals.

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