Peach Day Bed:   by Garden Furniture Centre

15 things that all garden lovers need!

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If you think gardens begin and end with a few nice plants and perhaps a well-placed tree, you couldn't be more wrong. There are endless accessories and additions that you can install in your garden to really get the most out of it. To prove it, we've found just a few!

From perfect patio furniture to brilliant barbecues and something for the kids, we think you'll look at your outdoor space in a whole new light after this. And guess what? You won't need to call your gardener or re-mortgage the house to complete any of these fabulous project ideas. Bonus!

1. A pretty lounging pod is the perfect place to relax after a day of tending your plants and the ideal shady spot for avoiding the midday heat

Peach Day Bed:  Garden  by Garden Furniture Centre

2. Welcome your feathered friends with a modern, funky take on a traditional birdhouse. How cute is this?

Prism Nest Box:  Garden  by Hen and Hammock
Hen and Hammock

Prism Nest Box

Hen and Hammock

3. Think outside the box when it comes to planters and repurpose old sinks and other antiques that can be easily mounted on a wall

Hanging Vintage Garden Tap Planter:  Garden  by ELLA JAMES

Hanging Vintage Garden Tap Planter


4. Garden ornaments really perk up a space, especially when they are style specific. We love the idea of hidden Buddha statues in a Zen garden!

Stone Buddha Statue:  Garden  by rigby & mac
rigby & mac

Stone Buddha Statue

rigby & mac

5. A quick and easy style upgrade, water features always look fantastic in a well-maintained garden

Eclipse Stainless Steel Sphere Water Feature:  Garden  by Primrose

Eclipse Stainless Steel Sphere Water Feature


6. Don't forget to add some gorgeous lighting to your outdoor area so you can admire your handiwork late into the evening!

 Garden  by homify

Brass Lanterns


7. To take advantage of socialising opportunities, build a fire pit in your garden to keep warm on chilly evenings

Madrid Gas Fire Table - Warrington:  Garden  by Rivelin

Madrid Gas Fire Table—Warrington


8. Don't keep all the cooking potential in your kitchen! A fabulous barbecue will encourage you to get outdoors more

 Garden  by Ñuke

9. A small potting station is ideal for any gardeners that like to keep their garden ship shape without dragging dirt into the house

10. Don't overlook the traditional shed when thinking about your garden. You never know when it will come in handy! The perfect place for storing tools, lawnmowers and muddy wellingtons, they also look super cute

11. For long, lazy weekends, we think a hammock is the best way to spend time in your garden. Grab a book, a bottle of water and enjoy!

Sunset Hammock:  Garden  by Hen and Hammock
Hen and Hammock

Sunset Hammock

Hen and Hammock

12. Having somewhere you can comfortably eat in your garden is an idea that's worth it's weight in gold. Breakfast on the terrace? Yes, please!

13. If your green fingers have lead to you growing some vegetables, a greenhouse will be a natural addition to your garden. Look for styles that will complement your home

Elite Thyme Dwarf Wall 8ft Wide Greenhouse:  Garden  by Greenhouse Stores
Greenhouse Stores

Elite Thyme Dwarf Wall 8ft Wide Greenhouse

Greenhouse Stores

14. Who says you can't enjoy a little luxury in your garden? A hot tub is the perfect way to unwind and traditional Scandinavian styles look phenomenal

15. Encourage the kids to get out into the fresh air with you by installing an awesome play set. A great way to break the games console obsession!

Arlington Deluxe Climbing Frame Keith Stenhouse:  Garden  by Climbing Frames UK
Climbing Frames UK

Arlington Deluxe Climbing Frame Keith Stenhouse

Climbing Frames UK

For more amazing garden ideas, take a look at this Ideabook: Inspirational Front Garden Designs.

What are you planning to add to your garden?
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