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14 garden party saving ideas for erratic British weather

Amy Buxton Amy Buxton

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We all know too well that the unpredictable seasons we 'enjoy' here in the UK can mean heading out into our gardens remains a risky business. That's why it's so important to find ways to make your garden a little more weatherproof and to help, we've found some fantastically inspirational projects for you!

From gazebos to awnings and everything in between, we know there will be something for everyone. Take a look and see what you fancy for your weatherproof outdoor retreat.

1. Outdoor living pod

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Outdoor Living Pod, Louvered Roof Patio Canopy Installation in Kent.


Come rain or shine, this outdoor living pod is ideal for all year round garden enjoyment.

2. Subtle and classic

Garden furniture:  Garden  by Lothian Design
Lothian Design

Garden furniture

Lothian Design

This stretched tarpaulin will keep you fresh and dry!

3. Wooden pavilion

For the ultimate fail-safe al fresco dining experience, a wooden pavilion is perfect.

4. Party annex

How about going all out and building a party annex at the bottom of your garden?

5. Day bed

Peach Day Bed:  Garden  by Garden Furniture Centre

Small is still beautiful with this day bed, complete with curtains. Just shut the rain out!

6. Suspended tents

The Tentsile Stingray:  Garden  by Tentsile

The Tentsile Stingray


If your kids want to enjoy the garden, these tents are an amazing sleepover addition and are wet weatherproof.

7. Potting shed

If pottering in your garden is a passion, a handy little potting shed will offer you shelter if the heavens open.

8. Covered sun lounger

Perfect for couples, this covered sun lounger will give you all the protection you need if the sun disappears for a minute or two.

9. Metal and canvas terrace

The ultimate in chic covers, this metal and canvas terrace cover looks great whatever the weather.

10. Modern parasol

Rattan and Metal garden dining set with blue rattan armchairs and modern, white aluminium and glass table:  Garden  by Ingarden Limited
Ingarden Limited

Rattan and Metal garden dining set with blue rattan armchairs and modern, white aluminium and glass table

Ingarden Limited

An ideal choice for gardens that seem to attract the rain. You can even adjust the angle on this one.

11. Funky wooden shelter

Oak outside table with integral zinc canopy:  Garden  by David Arnold Design
David Arnold Design

Oak outside table with integral zinc canopy

David Arnold Design

For a garden bar, this wooden shelter offers year round party potential.

12. Summer house

A sweet summer house, complete with its own terrace, is every UK gardening fan's dream addition!

13. Electric awning

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Patio Awning Installation in Cheshire.


There when you want it and invisible when you don't, an electric awning is a quick and stylish solution to unpredictable weather conditions.

14. Seriously stylish weatherproofing

For style, shade and rain-proofing, this sail-like installation has it all!

For more garden shade inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: 8 super stylish garden awnings that put the ’awe’ in awesome!

How have you made your garden more weatherproof?
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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