RECLAIM YOUR GARDEN
After what seemed like an endless winter, spring has finally arrived. The time has come to dust off your trowels and welcome back the outside world. It’ll be like you’ve never been apart.
Whether your garden is an inner city haven or buried deep in the English countryside, we’ve pulled together a collection of our favourite pieces to make your garden the ultimate outdoor space. From a grow-your-own cocktail garden to hanging out in a tiipii bed, there’s something for every kind of gardener.
For those with a little extra space, take the time to make your garden an extension of the home. Adding a few decorative touches and comfortable furniture will turn your garden into your new favourite room.
There’s no need to go inside when the sun (inevitably) goes behind the clouds either – a rattan daybed or tiipii swing can make the perfect garden hideaway. For the ultimate outdoor centerpiece, invest in a striking fire pit – great for creating ambiance as the evening draws in and of course, obligatory marshmallow toasting.
Plant pots are a simple and sure-fire way to guarantee the grass on your side of the fence is always greener. From big to small, patterned to plain, wall hanging to free standing, there’s something to suit your garden’s needs (and size).
Our vintage tap planter is a great way to bring something a little less ordinary into small outdoor areas, without taking up too much precious floor space. If you’re after something a little more contemporary, this three tier metal wall planter is perfect for succulents, herbs and flowers.
Getting the kids away from their game consoles and into the fresh air can sometimes be a little tricky. Turn those sticky fingers into green ones by distracting them with (secretly) educational garden activities.
Teach them how to plant their very own personalised flower patch and watch it bloom, or take a moment of peace and quiet as they watch birds nest in their sports car bird box. Don’t worry, if they still have some energy to use up, get out the supersized jenga and let the old fashioned games commence.
GROWN UP GARDENING
After a hard day weeding, watering and getting back to mother nature, what better reward than picking fresh ingredients for delicious home-made tipples? Plus, with the clocks going forward, there’ll be more time to sit back and admire your handy work.
For the ultimate in outdoor relaxation, add some soft lanterns and a couple of cushions into the mix – it’ll be hard to pull yourself back inside.
If you’re lacking in garden space or simply want to bring a touch of the outside in, adding plants will bring some fresh life into your home.
Perfectly capture the spirit of the seventies with a relaxed and retro hanging planter. These can be displayed individually as a simple style statement, or grouped together to create a focal point. For something more unique, a dinosaur planter adds a bit of fun to the table (the kids will love it too).