Wimbledon:  Garden by Gregory Phillips Architects

14 things that should be on all British garden wish lists

Amy Buxton Amy Buxton

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Before you start with any new gardening projects, perhaps you should have a think about sitting down and compiling a comprehensive wish list. Think of it this way: if you know what you want, you can cut out anything else and stick to a definite budget.

When it comes to creating a beautiful British garden, we think we’ve curated the ultimate wish list right here. You might not want absolutely everything on it, or have the room to accommodate everything, but we bet there are at least one or two items that you can’t live without.

Let’s take a look and see if fabulous patio furniture or wow factor water features are your weakness!

1. We’re yet to find someone who doesn’t love a summerhouse. What a dreamy little escape!

 Garden by Gartenhaus2000 GmbH
Gartenhaus2000 GmbH

Varianta 28 ST Gartenhaus mit Terrasse von Wolff Finnhaus

Gartenhaus2000 GmbH

2. It goes without saying that the quintessential British garden will always have a well kept lawn

3. If you're keen on getting your hands dirty, a handy little potting shed will be a great addition

4. Water, water everywhere! Whether in pond or fountain form, you can’t deny it looks spot on

5. A little of the good life goes a long way, so how about cordoning off a small growing patch?

Featherbrook House:  Garden by PKA Architects Ltd
PKA Architects Ltd

Featherbrook House

PKA Architects Ltd

6. A divine little terrace, complete with comfortable seating, really finishes a garden

Open-Plan Kitchen/Living Room, Ladbroke Walk, London :  Garden by Cue & Co of London
Cue & Co of London

Open-Plan Kitchen/Living Room, Ladbroke Walk, London

Cue & Co of London

7. If you’ve got somewhere to sit, why not add a little cooking station too?

8. For hot sunny days, an awning is the ideal way to find a little respite

Garden furniture:  Garden  by Lothian Design
Lothian Design

Garden furniture

Lothian Design

9. Whatever you like doing in your garden, you’ll want to do it privately, so some suitable fencing or a wall is a must

10. Vibrant plants will always make a garden look finished to perfection. Be bold!

11. A perfectly level, well thought out path can really tip a garden into the exemplar category. Plus, you want to keep feet off delicate areas

Chelsea Creek - copyright St George Plc:  Garden by Aralia

Chelsea Creek—copyright St George Plc


12. A garden hammock will never fall out of favour with us as one of the things to have. Simply string it up and ignore the world for a bit

Sunset Hammock:  Garden  by Hen and Hammock
Hen and Hammock

Sunset Hammock

Hen and Hammock

13. Beautiful planters not only add aesthetic value, but you can also reposition them, making future garden upgrading a doddle

Zinc Planter with Candle Holders:  Garden  by ELLA JAMES

Zinc Planter with Candle Holders


14. Finally, don’t forget to think about adding some stunning lighting to your garden. You want to see the fruits of your labour, after all!

For more garden inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: 14 Garden Party Saving Ideas For Erratic British Summers.

What garden ideas are now blossoming in your brain?
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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