Reading the Tea Leaves:
How We Predict Our Garden, Landscape Design and Green Lifestyle Trends


We research. We explore.

GMG researches global consumer trends to see what’s happening from home design to fashion.  We talk with our trusted media sources and garden experts worldwide. Then we read the tea leaves, peer into our crystal ball,and share what we see up and coming in gardening, landscape design and green living,

so you can be in the know.


In our first report in 2001, we predicted outdoor living would be a huge trend. We predicted container gardening in 2003 and the rise of vegetable gardening as early as 2004.

We spotted a renewed interest in natives in 2007,

the ‘buy local’ movement in 2008, and vertical gardening in 2009.



Why should you care about lawn and garden trends?
It’s simple.

  • Be the first to fill these emerging consumer demands.
  • Select or create best selling new products, enhance customer experiences and improves services well in advance.
  • Attract customers who are “living the trends” by speaking their language in your marketing, advertising and public relations campaigns.

Trends drive consumers and consumers drive sales. When you’re ahead of the curve, your company becomes a trendsetter


Download our Garden Trends Reports!

2016 - Syncing with Nature CLICK HERE
2015 - Unearthing the Best Life CLICK HERE
2014 - Finding Balance in the Garden CLICK HERE
+ Suzi McCoy Talks 2014 Trends with Ron Wilson on In The Garden (1/25/14) LISTEN
2013 - Finding Your Bliss: Channeling the Forces Of Nature CLICK HERE
2012 - The Power of Plants PDF / PPT
2011 - Gardening with a Purpose PDF / PPT
2010 - Mainstreet America is Back! PDF / PPT
2009 - Gardening goes "Back to the Future" - GIY Style PDF / PPT
2008 - Gardening for the Greener Good PDF
2007 - Outdoor Living Takes a New Twist PDF
2006 - Outdoor Living Driving Garden Trends PDF
2005 - Gardening Trends Report PDF