Escape To The Garden

Written by: Grace Agar

Laid-back Summer Living Essentials

Welcome to the season of laid-back summer living, relishing time spent in the garden, being carried away by the magic of the lazy summer days. With sunnier days finally upon us, make the most of holidaying in your garden, where days are spent soaking up patches of sunlight, mimicking that holiday feeling.  The soft ivory colour and realistic flicker of LED candlelight will bring a soothing feel to your outdoor oasis, and with the choice of battery or solar powered options, there’s something for every outdoor space. Complete with solar strawberry string lights woven in amongst shrubs for a hint of colour and connectable cut out lantern string lights to bring an overhead glow to your summer haven.

Come Rain or Shine

Despite the sometimes-confusing English weather, make the most of any pockets of sunshine adorning your outdoor living space. Patios, pergolas and decking are embellished with rustic garden furniture laden with vintage fabrics, cushions and blankets, creating your very own summer haven at home. Extending your living space outside, look to create a tranquil setting complete with a soft colour palette and calming warm ambience that will transport you away. Begin by styling galvanised candle lanterns beside your seating area, complementing with the gentle glow of waterproof TruGlow® candles. Mix and match a variety of styles surrounding your cosy corner to add to the relaxed aesthetic.

English Garden Cocktail

There’s no better way to make the most of a sunny afternoon in the garden than basking in the sun with a lovely drink in hand. This quintessentially British, English Garden Cocktail, is the perfect choice for warmer days as it’s both refreshing and delicious. To make, simply shake together 50ml gin, 25ml elderflower liqueur, 75ml apple juice and 10ml lime juice, in a cocktail shaker filled with fresh ice. Serve in a tall glass, topped with ribbons of cucumber to garnish, and enjoy!