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A ‘Living Coral’ Inspired Garden Party

Written by NDA tutor Sarah-Jane Wilkinson

Following our Interior Trends for 2019 blog post, here are some ideas that can inspire you to take the Pantone ‘Living Coral’ Colour of the Year into your garden gatherings this summer. Get ready for some much anticipated summer sunshine.


Table Talk

This bold table and chairs set from Habitat make the statement you may be looking for! Bright, simple and eye-catching
Chairs £60 each, Table £220 from Habitat


Throw Pillows

If you want a slightly more subtle look, use ‘Living Coral’ as an accent colour to create your garden haven. Add some cosy coral tones to your existing furniture and complement your garden with these vibrant cushions. They come in multiple sizes with a hidden zipper making it a clean, sleek look for all purposes.
£14.93 from Red Bubble


Coral Melamine Jug


The perfect pitcher for those delicious cocktails. Made from melamine, this large jug is robust enough to withstand picnics, garden use, as well as the dishwasher making it a great investment for those summer days.
£22.95 from Trouva


Perisima Dinnerware

Speckled in Coral and finished with gold edging, these hand painted Perasima dinnerware sets evoke that fresh summer vibe perfect for a summer BBQ or afternoon tea and prosecco.
Dinner Plate £20, Side Plate £14 and Mug £12 from Anthropologie


Get Planting!

Create this year’s colourful trend in your favourite outside patio planters. Here are some planting ideas that can be purchased for that seasonal look.


Achillea ‘Walther Funcke’

Walther Funcke is a compact plant which flowers when grown in full sun throughout June, July and August.
Information and Suppliers can be found on RHS


Agastache ‘Summer Sunset’

This impressive perennial blooms between July and October. Its tubular flowers flourish when kept in a sunny position.
Information and Suppliers can be found on RHS


Begonia Fragrant Falls

This Bergonia would make the ideal patio plant or further additions to your scented garden. They stay in flower throughout summer and well into autumn, preferring sun or semi-shade.
Information and Suppliers can be found on RHS


Decorate Your Patio!

Adding planters to your patio could also bring this year’s colour into your outside spaces.


£14 from Etsy


£13.82 from Etsy


Or you can paint your own!


So get inspired and give it a go, let us know your garden ideas and inspirations this year.

Also worth noting, our Diploma in Professional Garden Design course can help you get the most out of your outside space. Visit our website and have a read!

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