The way we use our gardens is changing, with cooking pots and rattan sofas replacing disposable barbecues and plastic chairs. With the market for garden products booming from £4.9 billion in 2017, what are the hottest trends for your garden accessories this summer?
A Multipurpose Space
We no longer sit in the garden and catch a few rays. Today’s garden is a multipurpose space where we cook, entertain, grow our own food and generally de-stress.
That is reflected in the accessories that are cropping up in our gardens and conservatories, skilfully blending the inside and the outside.
Focus on Cooking
From traditional South African cooking pots to the latest futuristic solar grills that cook food in a fraction of the time of more conventional methods, eating outdoors has become a major preoccupation. The great British BBQ is embracing cooking methods from all over the word, so grab your Dutch Oven and get grilling!
Love to Lounge
For most of us, relaxing is the number one reason why we get out into the garden. Cheap plastic seating is out, and chic rattan sofas are very much in. These also make great furniture for conservatories in Gloucester, bringing the outdoors in.
Inflatable hot tubs are also big news for gardens this summer. Contemporary-style Conservatories Gloucester are a great place to house your hot tub through the winter.
Light It Up
Solar is huge this summer. From solar-powered string lights to decorate your parasol or summer house – another key accessory this summer – to solar-powered garden lights for the drive, these low-cost energy-saving accessories are a big trend for entertaining and relaxing.
Get Your Green Fingers On
Grow-your-own is one of the biggest garden trends this year. Whatever the size of your patch, there’s a grow-your-own accessory to suit you, from kits to grow your own mushroom to pop-up igloo greenhouses. Just add a weather-responsive solar irrigation system and you won’t have worry about watering.
Automation is one of the biggest garden trends, as seen in the growth of interest in automated growing kits that remind you to add water and nutrients for superb crops. So this summer why not lounge in your pop-up pool, gather round the fire pit and bring the outdoors into your conservatory for effortless summer living?