Your garden is another room and you have the key

Your garden is another room and you have the key

Your garden can tell a story through plants, design, reflecting personality, style and tap into our emotions. They tell the story of imagination, discovery, ambition and our of ideals. It is a way of surrounding yourself not only with plants that you love but also with unique memories. With the summer here, we take a look on how to get your garden looking its best and to its full potential so you can make the most of the outdoors.

Outdoor entertaining has continued to soar as we embrace our gardens and get closer to nature. Here are our top tips on getting creative to bring the luxury getaway feel to your own home in the coming months.

  • Making space in your garden can really help bring it to life and encourage you to go out more
  • Outdoor rooms; adding furniture can really help you relax
  • Creating a focal point, such as fire or ice pits gives visitors a feature to gather around
  • Following a theme, not limited to plants, but planters, pots and other ornaments
  • Adding features you find relaxing, such as fountains or wind chimes
  • Keep to a theme and only make changes that will motivate you to spend more time outdoors

Your garden is another room and you have the key

Create space

No matter the size of your outdoor space, a quick tidy is sure to make it feel bigger. You can create the illusion of having a roomy and refined garden by trimming back any hedges, bushes or beds that may have gone a little wild over winter. Pruning existing plants in spring also gives them the best chance of blooming again in the summer.

In smaller spaces, this is also where container gardening comes into its own and can add a decorative touch to a city garden. It’s portable, low maintenance and can be moved or changed to give a new look to your space or to brighten up a dreary corner. Where space is at a premium, a pot is a great way of adding the option to grow vertically too, softening walls and providing a flush of colour and interest. Planters can help add sophistication to your garden if you have limited space and can even be hung.

Outdoor rooms

Creating a relaxation zone in your garden can help to take your garden to the next level this summer. The ultimate luxury stay-cation can be achieved by moving garden furniture such as chairs or outdoor tables into one section to create a seating space where you can soak up the summer sunshine in style. A rocking motion is known to releases endorphins that improves your mood and reduces stress. A swinger or garden rocker can help to immerse yourself in the full benefits of garden relaxation.

Intimate gatherings

Outdoor fire-pits and fireplaces, as well as al-fresco cooking, like ceramic and tabletop barbecues, will entice entertainment outdoors this summer and beyond. Want a show-stopping focal point for your evenings outdoor, a fire-pit or ice cooler fits the bill perfectly, when combined with some furniture to elevate the look of your patio.

There’s nothing quite like the taste of barbecued food and tell-tale smell of outdoor cooking that lets us know summer has arrived. BBQs, outdoor kitchens and pizza ovens have seen a surge in popularity as people look for ways to have a fun night out at home. You could look to build a permanent structure or invest in a portable BBQ which are perfect for those that crave dinner al fresco, but lacking the garden space.

Embrace your botanical fascination

Container gardening is a great way to colour up a small space, add depth and height to your backyard or easily change up the look of your patio. Choose a variety of colours, shapes and sizes for your plants to make your garden stand out. Whether it be the adding charming and classic beauty or earthy tones, we envision outdoor living spaces as havens where you can suspend time and reality, dream, entertain and generally mould your own ideas of beauty. You can add matching pots and ornaments to create a coherent theme for your garden.


Show your personal style and artistic nature with water features, like an overflowing urn or a fountain. The sound of flowing water is very relaxing and makes your living environment a whole lot more pleasant and tranquil, giving a sense of balance to an urban city environment.

With the population spending more time indoors recently, the opportunity to get outside comes as a relief to many people. As well as ensuring you get your daily dose of vitamin D from the sun’s rays, time in the fresh air, enjoying your garden can help you to increase the amount of physical exercise you get and have a highly beneficial effect on your mental health too.

Whether you want to relax with a book on the patio with a glass of something cool and refreshing, play games with your children or pets or simply enjoy the company of your family, a little preparation will ensure your garden is the perfect place to be this summer.