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April 1, 2024

How to Create a Welcoming Outdoor Dining Space in Your Garden

Transforming your outdoor space by incorporating a beautiful dining area is an excellent way to maximise enjoyment of your garden all year round. With careful planning and thoughtful design choices, you can create a space that combines beauty with practicality, making it the perfect spot for family gatherings and al fresco dining experiences. Here's how to achieve it:

Quality Dining Furniture

Investing in high-quality outdoor dining furniture is essential for creating a comfortable and inviting space. Look for durable materials like teak, rattan, or aluminium that can withstand the unpredictable British weather. Consider a dining set with ample seating to accommodate your family and guests comfortably, and of course, a garden parasol to protect from the sun.

6 seater garden dining furniture

Container Plants

Incorporating container plants into your outdoor dining area adds a touch of greenery and enhances the atmosphere. Choose a variety of plants, including fragrant herbs like rosemary and lavender, colourful flowers such as geraniums and petunias, and foliage plants like ferns and palms. Place them strategically around the dining area to create a lush and inviting atmosphere. You'll find a range of beautiful outdoor pots and plants in-store at Hilltop Garden Centre Clacton, all year round.

Garden furniture at Hilltop Garden Centre clacton

Outdoor Heating and Lighting

Investing in outdoor heating for your patio dining furniture ensures year-round enjoyment of your outdoor space. With outdoor heating, you can extend your outdoor dining season well into the cooler months, allowing you to host gatherings and enjoy meals al fresco even when temperatures drop. Outdoor heaters provide warmth and comfort, creating a cosy atmosphere for you and your guests to relax and unwind. Pair outdoor heating with carefully placed lighting to create a warm and inviting ambiance, especially during evening gatherings. Opt for string lights, lanterns, or solar-powered garden lights to add a soft glow to the area. Consider installing LED spotlights or wall-mounted fixtures for added visibility and safety. Browse Hilltop Garden Centre's range of outdoor heating and solar-powered garden lights in-store to make full use of your outdoor entertaining space throughout the darker evenings.

Outdoor heating

Water Features

Adding a water feature, such as a fountain or small pond, can enhance the tranquility of your outdoor dining area. The soothing sound of flowing water adds a sense of serenity, while the visual appeal creates a focal point for your garden. Choose a water feature that complements the overall aesthetic of your outdoor space from our selection in-store at our Essex garden centre.

Outdoor water feature at Hilltop Garden Centre Clacton

Outdoor Fire Pit

A fire pit adds warmth and cosiness to your outdoor dining area, allowing you to extend your time outdoors even on cooler evenings during spring and autumn. Gather around the fire pit with family and friends, toast marshmallows, and enjoy the crackling flames. Pop in-store and choose a fire pit that suits the size of your space and consider safety features like a spark screen or fireproof base.

Fire pit

Visit Hilltop Garden Centre Clacton

By creating a beautiful and practical outdoor dining area in your garden, you'll not only enhance the aesthetics of your outdoor space but also encourage quality time spent with family and friends. Visit your local garden centre in Clacton to explore a wide range of garden furniture, outdoor dining sets, and accessories so you can enjoy the outdoors all year round. Invest in quality furniture and design elements to create a space that you'll love to use throughout the spring, summer, and autumn seasons. Enjoy the beauty of your garden while making lasting memories with your loved ones in your own outdoor oasis.

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