Written by Paisley Tedder

5 quirky garden essentials for summer 2021

Brighten up your outdoor space with these new garden must-haves, ideal for post-lockdown gatherings!

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Our gardens are always an oasis in the warmer months, and just recently they’ve become more essential than ever. After months of lockdowns and restrictions, our outdoor spaces have enabled us to reunite with friends and family, which means more than ever we want them looking their best.

From artificial grass to the best garden furniture, we’re desperate to show them off at their best, so why not take it to the next level with these vibrant options.

Take your seating to the next level

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While you might have already sorted your garden furniture set up, we’re obsessed with these bean bags to add a splash of colour to your garden space. They’re available in a huge selection of vibrant shades and will look equally stylish on a balcony, pride of place on decking, or inside your summer house.

Order your vibrant bean bag 

Bargain BBQ

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A good barbecue is a real investment for garden entertaining, and this absolute bargain from Poundland is on everyones radar for the May bank-holidays. Priced at just £12, it’s beaten all its competitors for similar styles, and will still ensure you can cook up a storm for your guests! We recommend getting yours while you can as these are predicted to sell out very quickly.

Find out more about the bargain Poundland BBQ

Make space for everyone

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If your party includes little people, it’s important to ensure they’re looked after too! We love this rainbow picnic blanket, it’s ideal for the children to sit on to eat their snacks and play together and doubles up to use for days out as things open up.

Order this wool waterproof kids blanket

Create a shady space

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Keep cool in style with this wooden parasol in on trend Hunter Green. Not only will it ensure you’re protected from the sun, but can double up as a rain shelter while we’re meeting outside.

Order the Bali wooden parasol in Hunter Green here

Invest in a dome

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The summerhouse of 2021, garden pods are everywhere right now. The perfect place to hang out under shelter, they’re being used in al-fresco dining, bars and now in our own gardens. They’re ideal for enabling you to use your garden all year round, and are available in a selection of sizes so you don’t need a huge space to fit one in.

Order the rotating seater garden pod here

Which of these quirky garden buys is your favourite? Tweet us at @goodhomesmag or post a comment on our Facebook page!

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