Summer Garden Essentials

Transform Your Outdoor Space with These Essentials for Garden Entertainment 

It’s officially summer, and there’s hardly any need to convince you that whatever outdoor space you have, now is the time to make the most of it. Whether it’s a small city balcony, a luscious garden, or a cozy patio, there are some quintessential garden features that will help you enjoy the blissfully warm days and lively nights with friends and family.

Whether you like to host casual get-togethers or you have a formal  gathering planned, creating a welcoming and functional outdoor entertainment area is key. From comfortable seating and stylish tables to ambient lighting and sources of warmth, these are the best outdoor solutions you can order from the leading UK retailers with a forwarding address. 

Dining Chairs 

Whitaker Dining Chair

A dining chair is a functional and versatile seating option in the garden. It provides a comfortable and stylish place to sit while enjoying meals, gatherings, or simply relaxing outdoors. The Whittaker Dining Chair from Oka boasts a sleek and contemporary design, featuring an inclined backrest and elegantly tapered legs. Crafted from wire-brushed teak, the base exudes a charming weathered wood look, whether used around a dining table or as standalone seating. 

Bar Set 

6 Seat Round Rattan Bar Set

Whether used for hosting summer barbecues, poolside parties, or simply enjoying a drink in the sunshine, this rattan bar set from Wayfair creates a designated area for outdoor entertaining. The set features a round bar table with a built-in ice bucket, perfect for keeping your favorite beverages cool and refreshing during outdoor gatherings or parties. The bar stools provide comfortable seating, allowing you and your guests to relax and enjoy drinks in a casual and social atmosphere.

Dining Table

Jakta Round Acacia Garden Table

The Jakta round table from AM.PM is not only a stylish addition to your outdoor space but also serves as a perfect centerpiece for entertaining guests on warm summer evenings. Its spacious surface provides ample room for drinks, snacks, and even a charming centerpiece, whether you're hosting a casual get-together or a more formal gathering. The natural acacia wood adds an elegant touch to your outdoor decor, creating a welcoming and inviting atmosphere. 

Bistro Table 

Tobarra Table Dunelm

The Tobarra Table from Dunelm is an exquisite addition to your garden, exuding rustic charm with its hand-cut riven stone and slate mosaic design. Crafted with durable steel legs, this table not only showcases exceptional craftsmanship but also ensures long-lasting durability. This bistro table is perfect for intimate gatherings and cozy outdoor spaces, letting you enjoy a morning coffee or share a meal with a few friends in a charming and inviting atmosphere.

Garden Umbrella 

Garden Umbrella Umbra

The stylish garden umbrella Umbra designed by House Doctor boasts a fresh, vibrant green print on a white background and long, thick fringes, adding a delicate touch of vintage charm and understated elegance to any outdoor space. Not only does it provide shade on sunny days, but it also creates an inviting atmosphere for your garden gatherings. The wooden pole can be easily disassembled, allowing you to store the umbrella conveniently in the included bag.

Hardtop Gazebo 

Hardtop Gazebo Aluminium

Experience the ultimate outdoor oasis with the durable gazebo from Outsunny. Crafted with robust steel construction, this gazebo is designed to withstand the test of time and various weather conditions. Complete with curtains and mosquito netting, you can relax and entertain without worrying about pesky insects. With its generous size and spacious interior, this hardtop gazebo is an ideal choice for hosting memorable gatherings, barbecues, and summer parties.

Solar Lantern 

Solar Lantern - Balloon

Add a touch of enchantment to your garden gatherings with these exquisite magenta red balloon-shaped solar lanterns. Crafted from water-resistant Tyvek material, these solar-operated lanterns create a mesmerizing display when clustered together with other shapes and colors. Whether hung or placed on a stand, these lanterns cast a gentle glow, illuminating your outdoor space with beautiful patterns. Perfect for garden entertaining and summer parties, these solar lanterns effortlessly elevate the ambiance and charm of your gathering.

Hanging Lantern

holt ip44 exterior hanging lantern

Host parties in style with this exquisitely designed outdoor lantern. Crafted with a solid brass frame and beveled glass sides, it exudes elegance and durability. This lantern is the perfect addition to your porch, creating a captivating ambiance for your gatherings as it casts a warm and inviting glow that will impress your guests and make your outdoor entertaining truly memorable. The tapering hexagonal shape adds a touch of sophistication, while the high-quality construction ensures long-lasting beauty. 

Dinnerware Set

Full Dinnerware Set Fable

Tableware plays a crucial role in setting the tone and ambiance of a garden party. It not only serves a functional purpose but also enhances the overall dining experience. This comprehensive ceramic  dinnerware set from Fable is designed to impress and cater to every occasion. Featuring a range of organically shaped, hand-finished pieces, this truly one-of-a-kind set has everything you need to create a stunning table setting for your garden gatherings. 

sErving Bowl 

Floral Picnic Serving Bowl Set

The Esme Bowl available at Next is a versatile addition to your dining collection. Designed with a captivating floral pattern, this bowl is made from melamine, and is not only visually appealing but also practical for relaxed gatherings on the balcony or in the garden. It's the ideal companion for outdoor dining, whether you're hosting a garden party, enjoying a picnic, or firing up the grill for a barbecue. Serve your favorite snacks and dips with style and convenience. 

Charcoal BBQ 

Argos Charcoal BBQ

This charcoal BBQ from Argos is designed to make your outdoor cooking experience a breeze. With a generous capacity that can cater to up to 15 people, this grill is perfect for hosting gatherings with family and friends. It’s packed with convenient features to enhance your grilling convenience, including a front door for easy access, an adjustable charcoal tray, and a handy warming tray so your tasty meals stay hot and ready to serve. 

Big Green Egg Large BBQ

Big Green Egg Large BBQ

The popular ceramic Big Green Egg charcoal barbecue from John Lewis offers the ultimate outdoor cooking experience. Combining traditional craftsmanship with cutting-edge technology, this barbecue offers unparalleled strength, durability, and heat insulation. Whether you're hosting friends and family gatherings or simply enjoying a cozy barbecue night, the large Big Green Egg delivers exceptional flavors and precise temperature control for perfectly cooked meals.

Patio Heater 

Lyra Overhang Electric Patio Heater

With the Lyra Overhanging Patio Heater, you can effortlessly combine functionality and aesthetics to create a captivating outdoor space that you'll love spending time in. This contemporary and versatile lamp features an elegant pleated shade that adds a touch of sophistication to your outdoor setting. The integrated LED system creates a warm and inviting atmosphere for illuminated evenings under the night sky. When the temperature drops, simply adjust the heat settings to enjoy cozy moments during cooler nights.


Angled Obelisk Chiminea

With its sleek design and durable construction, this chiminea from Dakota Fields offers an ideal source of heat for outdoor spaces seeking a touch of style. Its seamless integration of functionality and aesthetics effortlessly transforms your patio into a cozy retreat, providing warmth and creating a serene atmosphere for your outdoor gatherings. Crafted from hand-welded, heavy-gauge steel that regenerates when exposed to the elements, this geometric chiminea is the perfect modern addition to your patio or garden. 

Decorative pillow 

Forest Green Striped Fringed Cushion

Accessories contribute immensely to the overall charm of any space, with pillows in particular adding a touch of warmth and personality. This understated pillow from Rose & Grey in a subtle striped pattern and delicate fringed edges has a versatile appeal, breathing new life into your outdoor space. Whether placed on cozy benches, inviting lounge chairs, or nestled amidst lush greenery, these decorative pillows are a delightful way to enhance comfort and inject a dose of visual delight into your garden sanctuary.

Wall Mirror 

Chapel Distressed Bronze Outdoor Window Mirror

Introduce a captivating touch of design to your outdoor realm through this exquisite Gothic-inspired wall mirror from Dunelm. Crafted from iron metal and fortified with frost protection, its arched structure makes it an ideal choice for enhancing the aesthetics of your garden. The Gothic-inspired wall mirror is bound to leave a lasting impression on guests at any gathering or party. Its distinctive design, rustic window-effect, and distressed bronze finish create a captivating focal point that effortlessly draws attention and sparks conversation. 

Entertainment Projector

Optoma HD145X Full HD 1080p Home Entertainment Projector

Immerse yourself in the ultimate entertainment experience with a projector, the ideal companion for gatherings in your garden. Among the exceptional options available, the Optoma HD145X projector stands out as a top choice. It offers versatility and high-quality visuals. Whether it's a cozy movie night under the stars or an exhilarating sports viewing party, this projector ensures that every moment is filled with excitement, bringing your favorite entertainment to life in the great outdoors.

Sound System 

JBL PartyBox Encore

The JBL PartyBox Encore is a powerhouse designed to make your outdoors space an entertainment hub. The PartyBox puts on a light show, featuring mesmerizing ring and club lights as well as vibrant strobe effects that synchronize with the rhythm of your music, you and your guests will be immersed in an awe-inspiring audiovisual extravaganza. The built-in rechargeable battery ensures a staggering 10 hours of play time, allowing you to power the party from dusk till dawn. 

Storage Basket 

Nova Indoor/Outdoor Storage Basket

Having adequate storage solutions in your garden is essential for maintaining a neat and organized outdoor space. Alongside functionality, these storage solutions can also contribute to the overall aesthetics of your garden design. The Nova storage basket from Anthropologie is versatile, designed to cater to both living rooms and covered patios. With its charming patterned print and convenient handles, this storage basket not only adds a touch of visual appeal but also ensures effortless maneuvering and accessibility. 

Bottle & Glass Carrier 

Rattan Bottle & Glass Carrier

Whether you're planning a delightful picnic or a relaxing outdoor gathering, this carry-all from Oka is the perfect accessory that lets you effortlessly carry beverages from your refrigerator to your garden. It has ample space to accommodate up to ten bottles or a mix of bottles and glasses and its sturdy base and secure handles prevent the contents from toppling over. The carrier also features a convenient central compartment designed for storing all your essential cocktail-hour accessories, including napkins, bottle openers, garnishes, cutlery, and drink stirrers.

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By incorporating these essential garden products, you can transform your outdoor space into a haven of comfort, style, and enjoyment. From comfortable seating and ambient lighting to outdoor cooking essentials and entertainment options, these items will elevate your gatherings and create memorable experiences for you and your guests.

Get started on your garden transformation by exploring the offerings of the leading UK retailers. Shop now their special summer deals and bring your dream garden to life with a forwarding address and the option to combine packages and  ship large items at affordable rates.