Jimmy Fallon's backyard embraces the trend for minimalist outdoor spaces – here's what the experts think

Who knew that the late-night talk show host could set 2024's biggest gardening trend?

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The best gardens are classic, designed to withstand the test of time and changing trends. And Jimmy Fallon's backyard is the perfect example of the kind of look that never dates. The comedian took to Instagram to share his backyard, and experts are obsessed with its evergreen appeal. From its sparse stone design to Jimmy's planting choice of white hydrangeas, this yard will be just as in style in 100 years.

Why are landscape architects and garden designers in love Jimmy's garden design? First, experts love the casual look of Jimmy Fallon's yard. 'The design choice has a relaxed, go-with-the-flow vibe. It looks like that laid-back friend who doesn’t even try but still looks fabulous,' says Tom Su, landscaper and owner of Lawn Edging.

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Tom Su

Tom has over a decade of experience in the home and garden industry. He has dedicated his career to creating beautiful, sustainable outdoor spaces. As the owner of LawnEdging.com.au, he specializes in high-quality lawn edging solutions that enhance the aesthetic and functional value of any garden. 

Furthermore, they say that the landscape design brings together the time-honored with the contemporary. David Cohen, the CEO of Badais International(a leading supplier of wholesale plants and flowers), says: 'Jimmy Fallon's yard presents a charming and well-executed landscaping design. What stands out is the seamless blend of classic and contemporary elements. The lush greenery, manicured hedges, and the symmetry in the garden evoke a timeless, classic feel. The elegant white fence adds a touch of modernity and comfort.' 

Tom adds, 'Jimmy’s garden is a blend of rustic and modern elements.' The simple, understated design epitomizes the minimalist garden trend.

David Cohen

David has over 20 years of experience working with plants and flowers to help clients choose the best greenery for their needs. He is currently the CEO of Badais International, where he sends wholesale plants all over the world.

Jimmy's flower beds further elevate his design. Tom says, 'The choice of hydrangeas in the garden is excellent, these blossoms are like nature's pom-poms. With white and pink dominating the scene, it feels like a pastel dream. They're showy, but in the best way. When you've got a backdrop of spectacular hydrangea blossoms, you don't need much else.'

The way that he has landscaped with rocks puts the cherry on top of Jimmy Fallon's stylish backyard design. Tom says: 'Those spaced-out stepping stones? They're not just for walking. They break the monotony, making you pause and take in all the beauty around you.'

Due to its lasting nature, it's likely that we'll see more of this type of garden in 2024. David states: 'This design feels enduring rather than a passing trend. The combination of classic and modern elements ensures its timeless appeal. The garden exudes a sense of tranquility and provides an ideal space for unwinding, making it a style that is likely to prevail for years to come.'

Jimmy Fallon knows that minimalist hardscaping, white hydrangeas, and a manicured lawn will never go out of style. For more timeless garden inspiration, check out our list of planting ideas.

Sophie Edwards
News Editor

I am a London-based News Editor at Homes & Gardens. My interests lie at the intersection of design and popular culture with a particular focus on trends and celebrity homes. Before joining Future, I worked as a Content Writer and Communications Lead for Fig Linens and Home, a luxury linens and home interiors brand based in Fairfield County, CT. I have a BA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College in New York and an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology.