Australian landscaping trends are constantly evolving, and 2023 is shaping up to be an exciting year for garden and landscape design. From sustainable gardening practices to outdoor living spaces, homeowners across the country are embracing new ideas to create beautiful and functional outdoor spaces. Here are some of Looking Good Landscaping‘s top Australian landscaping trends to look out for in 2023.


As more Australians become environmentally conscious, sustainable gardening practices are gaining popularity. Homeowners are looking for ways to reduce water consumption, recycle garden waste, and use native plants to create low-maintenance gardens.

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In 2023, incredible, functional outdoor living spaces are set to be one of Australia’s most popular landscaping trends. Homeowners want functional, inviting outdoor areas for relaxing, entertaining, and dining. Landscape designers help by incorporating outdoor kitchens, fire pits, and seating areas into their designs to create beautiful and functional outdoor living spaces for clients.


Planting natives continues to be a popular trend in Australian landscaping. Many clients want native plants in their gardens because they are low-maintenance, drought-resistant, and provide habitat for local wildlife. Our landscape designers incorporate native plants into our designs to create beautiful and sustainable gardens.


Edible gardens are a fantastic way to grow food and reduce your environmental footprint, especially as the cost-of-living rises. We love incorporating edible gardens into our designs, creating beautiful and functional spaces that provide fresh produce for homeowners. Features such as raised garden beds, vertical gardens, and fruit trees create drama and interest while providing sustenance.


In 2023 more clients are requesting we incorporate natural materials such as stone, timber, and recycled materials into our Australian landscaping design. Clients want to create gardens that blend seamlessly with the natural environment and reflect the local landscape. Our hardscaping designers use natural materials to create paths, walls, and other features that complement the garden and create a sense of harmony with the surrounding environment.


With life getting busier every day, 2023 has seen a huge growth in the trend for low-maintenance gardens. Homeowners want beautiful gardens requiring minimal upkeep, and landscape designers deliver on this want by incorporating low-maintenance plants such as succulents and native plants into their designs.


We can’t escape smart technology, so we encourage everyone to embrace this growing trend. Technology can enhance the outdoor experience. Smart irrigation systems, outdoor lighting, and garden monitoring systems are just a few examples of how technology is being used to make gardening and outdoor living easier and more enjoyable. With the rise of smart homes and the Internet of Things, homeowners can now control and monitor their gardens remotely, making it easier to keep their outdoor spaces looking their best.


With many homeowners living in urban areas with limited outdoor space, vertical gardens provide a way to create a lush and beautiful garden in a small area. These gardens are created by attaching planters to walls, fences, or other vertical surfaces, allowing plants to grow upwards rather than outwards. Vertical gardens are not only space-efficient, but they also provide a striking visual element to any outdoor space.


Using colour in garden design will be hugely popular in 2023. Bold and bright colours create vibrant and eye-catching gardens that stand out. From brightly coloured flowers to painted garden furniture, homeowners use colour to add personality and style to their outdoor spaces. Landscape designers also use colour to create contrast and visual interest, using plants with different foliage colors and textures to create a dynamic and engaging garden.


We’ve noticed that outdoor art is trending in Australian landscaping design. From sculptures to murals, outdoor art adds a unique and creative element to gardens and outdoor living spaces. Outdoor art can create focal points, provide a sense of whimsy, or add visual interest to an otherwise plain space. Whether it’s a large-scale sculpture or a small mosaic, outdoor art can transform an outdoor space and make it feel like a true extension of the home.


Australian landscaping trends in 2023 are all about creating beautiful and sustainable outdoor spaces. From sustainable gardening practices to outdoor living spaces, native planting, edible gardens, natural materials, low-maintenance gardens, and water features, there are many exciting trends to look out for.


If you want to create a beautiful and functional garden in 2023, consider working with a landscape designer who can help you bring your vision to life. Looking Good Landscaping specialises in creating beautiful, sustainable outdoor spaces that reflect your style and needs.

We aim to install a garden you’ll love to relax in with your family and friends for years to come. Just as Looking Good started based on friendly, old-fashioned service we continue today with the same values. We are extremely proud of our exceptional team, and take pride and glean great satisfaction from the work we produce.

Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you create the garden of your dreams.

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