Rustic Provençal, Traditional English or Stylish LA...Give your garden the wow factor with the latest trends from the RHS Cheslsea Flower Show
It’s a look we love – rustic and far more wild than an English garden, with its gravel areas, rough stone walls, wood and ornate metal furniture, zinc planters, colourful parasols and mounds of fragrant lavender. Lighting is especially important to get this French-inspired look, from stylish wall-mounted lanterns to delicate, spiked candleholders.
Slatted wood and metal is key, with floral cushions. Dining set, £349.99, homebase.co.uk.
Add French-style grey striped cushions to these wrought metal loungers for comfort.
Single lounger, £200, and cushion, £70; double lounger, £300, and cushion, £150, all coxandcox.co.uk.
French-style terracotta pots filled with candle wax in different colours.
Kew candles, £11 each, adventino.co.uk
Great for cooler evenings.
Cast-iron brazier, £149.99, crocus.co.uk.
Imagine it: a lush, green lawn, a garden bench, overhanging willow
branches and the sound of water tinkling gently nearby. Rattan furniture
is perfect for the serene style, especially the new all-weather
designs. Roses are a favourite for an English garden and look lovely
when they’re trained over an arch or a garden wall.
A garden bench positioned to view the lawn, trees and shrubs is the epitome of relaxation.
What’s more English than a rose arch?
St Swithin Climbing (Auswith) roses, £16.50 each, davidaustinroses.co.uk
You can’t beat a good old deckchair.
Garden Party deckchair, £78, henandhammock.co.uk
A stylish home for our feathered friends.
Orla Kiely bird house, £29.95, wildandwolf.com
Protect your plants with these traditional glass cloches.
Ventilating cloche, £14.99, crocus.co.uk
If a minimal look is more you, there’s plenty of choice and it works well in small gardens. Choose square lounge furniture teamed with a colourful 50s-style dining set. A day bed sets a languid mood or a comfy beanbag can be moved around. Buy a funky drinks holder for weekend parties and add pots filled with architectural plants.
All-weather rattan is perfect for our English summers! Add blocks of colour in cushions, planters and accessories.
Go for a 50s feel.
Table, £59, and pair of chairs, £65, all george.com
Outdoor kitchen, £1,365, gardenhousedesign.co.uk
All colour and pattern with some clever cushions.
Cushion, £46, dashandalberteurope.com
Rattan is such a big trend this season, and teal is perfect for this LA look.
Rattan chair in blue, £395, outthereinteriors.com