Garden State: Ideas for outdoor furniture

By Kay Kinsella 04-05-2011

With the weather looking better than ever and news that last April was the hottest in recorded history, there’s never been a better time to get out there and sort out your garden so you can enjoy the balmy summer evenings with a barbecue or have some friends over for some drinks. Our new May/June issue is in stores now and includes a FYI (for your interior) feature on outdoor garden furniture and advice on how to create your very own back garden paradise.

Bench


Check out the beautiful bench from Neptune, which would look perfect in a classic or oriental garden and costs €715.

Serving tray


This serving tray will be perfect for those barbecues and is even great as just a classic decorative feature. Serving cart, €300, Vobe Interiors.

Dining set


This six seater dining set is from the Padoga Range and costs €699.95 from Home Value, Roscommon, 0906 625 999.

We even got some professional advice on the different looks to go for, with classic, oriental and modern gardens to choose from. Landscape gardener, Charles Kinsella from Kinbark Products, said:

The main aim of any garden is to make the most of the sun so make sure to design and shelter your garden without blocking light out

To create your own oasis of calm, he recommends adding a water feature for a soothing soundtrack and a touch of Zen to any garden.

And with the weather looking this good (fingers crossed!) there's never been a better time to make the most of the sun before it pulls another disappearing act!

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