Garden furniture:   by Lothian Design

13 weather-beating ways to save your garden party

Amy Buxton Amy Buxton

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If there's one thing you can rely on in the UK, it's that the weather can change at the drop of a hat. What started out as a sunny autumn day, can soon become a washout.

But don't think that you have to delay a friends and family gathering! By selecting some appropriate rain cover for your garden, you can enjoy even the wettest of days.

Take a look at some of our favourite suggestions!

1. Never worry about rain again

 Garden by homify

Outdoor Living Pod, Louvered Roof Patio Canopy Installation.


With a specially built barbecue terrace.

2. If you prefer a rustic feel

Exposed Braai:  Garden  by The Braai Man
The Braai Man

Exposed Braai

The Braai Man

A wooden lean to is a great idea.

3. Patios can be weatherproof

Garden furniture:  Garden  by Lothian Design
Lothian Design

Garden furniture

Lothian Design

With a stretched canvas awning!

4. Permanent structures look great

And offer year round dining opportunities.

5. For a casual hang out

Rattan Garden Cabana, Weatherproof Wicker Shade Room and Sun Loungers:  Garden  by Ingarden Limited
Ingarden Limited

Rattan Garden Cabana, Weatherproof Wicker Shade Room and Sun Loungers

Ingarden Limited

A cosy day bed could be just the ticket.

6. Erect a terrace cover

To prevent the weather from dampening your dining.

7. Electronic awnings

 Terrace by homify

Patio Awning Installation in Cheshire.


Offer quick cover when the heavens open.

8. Parasols

Hangman Valley Residence:  Terrace by Uptic Studios
Uptic Studios

Hangman Valley Residence

Uptic Studios

A classic garden addition for a reason.

9. Pool parties can go on forever

With an arty cover like this in place!

10. If you plan to entertain regularly

 Garden by GRNT3D

villa 05


What could be nicer than a party annex?

11. For something a little different

Don't just opt for regular summerhouses.

12. Traditional gardens can still enjoy rain cover

With a pretty painted gazebo like this.

13. The ultimate organic cover

For more garden inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: 14 cunning ideas to make your garden stand out.

Which of our suggestions brightened up your day?
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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