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Top 7 outdoor artificial plants to decorate your space

Having a lush garden is every homeowner’s dream, but many realise pretty quickly how much of a commitment it can be to maintain a garden full of real plants! Between the pruning, the weeding, and all that watering, some busy folks notice that they’re spending more time maintaining their garden instead of enjoying it.

If you want an outdoor garden that stays beautifully evergreen with very little maintenance, why not look at artificial plants?

These plants don’t need watering, or pruning, or weeding. They won’t die because of pests, or too little sunlight, or too much sunlight. Simply clean them every few months and spray them with a UV protectant, and you’ve got a garden to enjoy for years to come!

Featured: Split Philodendron (Split Leaf) 120cm

The Benefits of Faux vs Real Greenery

Artificial plants now are very different from the fake plants of decades past. A lot of research and technological updates have resulted in artificial plants that look real, are long-lasting, and some even have built-in UV resistance. 

Apart from low maintenance one of the greatest benefits of adding faux plants to your home’s landscape design is their versatility. Because you don’t need to think about soil quality, positioning, and the grounds hydration, you have a great deal more freedom to create the design that fits your space the best.

Fake plants are also a great way to update your outdoor space quickly and easily – no digging or soil preparation required! Simply place your new plant where you want, and you’ve got yourself an outdoor space to enjoy for a long, long time.

Real plants are wonderful and provide many health benefits when they are planted in the ideal situation. The problem that life is often less than ideal, which is why outdoor artificial plants can step in and provide luscious greenery when efforts at growing the real thing have gone astray.

Artificial plants give you:

  1. Instant results: no waiting for your plants to grow, sometimes years, for the desired landscaping or privacy effect. Results are instantaneous and permanent.
  2. Change: move them around for a new arrangement when you get bored. It’s easy to create personal designs or even event-driven themes with artificial plants that are portable.
  3. Cost savings: with no maintenance you have no costs for water, fertiliser, replacement or help to maintain your spread.
  4. More time: to do the things that matter to you. Follow your passion or spend time with the family instead of weeding, watering and pruning your plants.
  5. Consistency: with the way they look. No seasonal changes to add that drab feel to your garden. Ensure greenery 12 months of the year without fuss.

Artificial outdoor flowering plants

Who wouldn’t love a flower garden to enjoy all year round, no matter the season? Our favourite is the Butterfly Orchid. While the real version is notoriously difficult to grow, these artificial flowering plants add elegance to any home and look gorgeous every day.

Butterfly Orchid - White

Here are a few other artificial flowering plants that would look amazing in an outdoor space:

Artificial outdoor trees

Trees add such a grand scale to a garden, but unfortunately, they also take years to grow. Some trees also only look great for part of the year and are susceptible to damage from insects and disease. Don’t forget the seasonal changes with leaves falling in Autumn!

An artificial Bushy Ficus Tree is an incredible addition to an outdoor space. Available in many different heights, these trees look amazing on their own or planted in a row as a screening plant.


Another option is bamboo plants! These slim and tall plantings give height and elegance to any garden, but unfortunately, the real version has a propensity to spread and become invasive. The artificial Japanese Bamboo plant is perfect for making your outdoor space look magnificent, without the challenges the real version will bring.

tall japanese fake bamboo

Here are a few other artificial outdoor trees that you can consider adding to your outdoor space:

Artificial bushes

Planting bushy varieties is a great way to add another layer to your garden. Create instant hedges with artificial topiary shrubs (Hedyotis) or use flowering native. You could also use brown or fox tail grasses (that never need cutting) to highlight selected areas of your garden.

Artificial plant with pot

Here are some other small plants, bushes, and shrubs to brighten up your outdoor space:

Outdoor artificial palm trees

Transform your outdoor areas into a tropical haven. Not all real palm trees will fit your climate, but with artificial palm trees, such as the Kentia Palm, you can feel like you are in the tropics every day. Choose from other types like areca, banana, fern, Hawaii tropical, mountain, and Phoenix palm trees to beautify your garden.

Artificial Kentia Palm Tree 150cm

Here are a few other artificial palm trees that will add tropical flavour to your garden!

Create a verdant outdoor space with artificial plants

Artificial plants are a great option if you want a luscious garden without the hassle! Whether you’re after an elegant look, or something more tropical, or simply want a floral garden all-year round, there are realistic fake plants that can make your dream a reality.

If you want a garden full of artificial plants but not sure what will suit your outdoor space, take a look at our range of UV-resistant artificial plants, or get in touch with us so our team can help you choose the perfect plants for your space!

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