16 British flowerbeds that would get the neighbours talking

Request quote

Invalid number. Please check the country code, prefix and phone number
By clicking 'Send' I confirm I have read the Privacy Policy & agree that my foregoing information will be processed to answer my request.
Note: You can revoke your consent by emailing privacy@homify.com with effect for the future.

16 British flowerbeds that would get the neighbours talking

press profile homify press profile homify
 Garden by Yorkshire Gardens, Modern
Loading admin actions …

We don't want to encourage you to get embroiled in a dispute with your neighbours, but a little healthy competition isn't a bad thing, especially in terms of gorgeous garden creation! 

With the sun starting to make a regular appearance here in the UK, gardeners are sure to find themselves getting very busy, creating stunning floral displays that can rival the best stands at the Royal Chelsea Flower Show, but we want to give you a little inspiration to create something of your own. 

Take a look at some of our favourite British flowerbeds and see if you might fancy emulating them and don't forget; a little jealousy isn't a bad thing. You might want to remind your neighbours of that though as your garden could be about to look spectacular!

1. We love the use of the terrain here, to create stepped flowerbeds that look utterly beguiling! All that wood is gorgeous too.

 Garden by Yorkshire Gardens, Modern
Yorkshire Gardens

Modern Garden with a rustic twist

Yorkshire Gardens

2. The almost natural and wild vibe that runs throughout this garden makes it so sweet and charming. We bet there is a lot of wildlife present here!

 Garden by Elks-Smith Landscape and Garden Design, Country
Elks-Smith Landscape and Garden Design

Contemporary Country Garden in The New Forest.

Elks-Smith Landscape and Garden Design

3. For a really envy-inducing scheme, some uniform planting is key. Small but shapely topiaries have really made this flowerbed something special and so neat!

 Garden by Yorkshire Gardens, Minimalist Wood-Plastic Composite
Yorkshire Gardens

Small, low maintenance garden

Yorkshire Gardens

4. Wow! We wouldn't want to live next door to such a perfectly sculpted garden! The jealousy would be too much to bear! These flowerbeds are exceptionally luscious and full though.

5. Who says that flowerbeds can't be functional as well as pretty? These vegetable beds look amazing and provide endless sustenance too.

 Garden by homify, Rustic Wood Wood effect
homify

​London Kitchen Garden – Small Garden Design by LS+L

homify

6. Path-side flowerbeds are a wonderful way to make a little more ceremony of every part of your garden and guarantee some serious envy!

 Garden by Unique Landscapes, Country
Unique Landscapes

Traditional Garden

Unique Landscapes

7. Vibrant planters add such dynamic flair to your flowerbeds and will definitely get your neighbours peeping out from behind their curtains!

 Garden by Gardenplan Design, Modern
Gardenplan Design

Small Contemporary Courtyard

Gardenplan Design

8. Flowerbeds that focus on great ground coverage always look full, mature and well-considered. Just look at these super examples!

 Garden by Lush Garden Design, Asian
Lush Garden Design

A curved deck links the seating area to the house

Lush Garden Design

9. Let's not forget that some gorgeous lighting will really pick out the beautiful colours and nuances of your flowerbeds. This example is a showstopper!

10. For flowerbeds that really look perfect, you need to stick to plants that would naturally grow in the area. Just look at how cohesive this country garden looks!

 Garden by Arthur Road Landscapes, Modern
Arthur Road Landscapes

Surrey contemporary country garden

Arthur Road Landscapes

11. GORGEOUS! A heady mix of vibrant blooms, all within a prescribed colour scheme, mixed with some Buxus balls must have the neighbours here green with envy.

12. If our neighbours had a little alpine flowerbed in their garden, we wouldn't trust ourselves to not copy it straight away! Just look at all the colours!

 Garden by Ice Alpines, Classic
Ice Alpines

Create a colourful alpine garden.

Ice Alpines

13. It takes some stunning flowerbeds to overshadow circular lawns, but these ones really manage it! Vibrant, dynamic and full to bursting, they are amazing!

 Garden by Unique Landscapes, Country
Unique Landscapes

Circular lawns and traditional planting scheme

Unique Landscapes

14. If you like your statement flowerbeds a little more understated, how about simply planting a variety of green bushes? It really captures the traditional heritage look!

 Garden by homify, Modern
homify

Formal Structural Garden – view across terrace to lower lawn

homify

15. Picking a phenomenal colour scheme for flowerbeds will guarantee that all eyes are on them. You don't have to go for pink, but boy, this picture is tempting us to!

 Garden by Caroline Benedict Smith Garden Design Cheshire, Classic
Caroline Benedict Smith Garden Design Cheshire

My Cheshire Garden – Peonies, Bowl of Beauty – Caroline Benedict Smith Garden Design Cheshire

Caroline Benedict Smith Garden Design Cheshire

16. We'll leave you with this unusual but guaranteed to cause jealousy garden! The flowerbed has been turned into an art gallery and we can't stop staring! Outrageous!

 Garden by Yorkshire Gardens, Modern
Yorkshire Gardens

A Modern Garden with Traditional Materials

Yorkshire Gardens

For more garden inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: 10 creative ways to make your hedges the star of the show.

 Houses by Casas inHAUS, Modern

Need help with your home project?
Get in touch!

Discover home inspiration!