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April 30, 2024

How to Create the Perfect Year-Round BBQ Area

National BBQ Week is just around the corner, running from 27th May to 2nd June. It's the perfect time to transform your garden into a warm and inviting BBQ space where you can entertain friends and family. At Hilltop Garden Centre, we've got everything you need to create the ultimate year-round BBQ area in your garden. From a cosy fire pit to outdoor heating options, here's how you can make the most of your outdoor space this May, and beyond.

Fire pits at Hilltop Garden Centre Essex

Start with a Cosy Fire Pit

Nothing sets the mood for a BBQ like a fire pit, and at Hilltop Garden Centre near Clacton, we have a special offer on our Lazercut Woodland Fire Pit, now just £224 (reduced from £299) this month. This fire globe creates a rustic, charming atmosphere with its laser-cut designs of trees and deer, which come alive with the flickering flames. As the metal oxidises, it gains a beautiful rusty appearance, adding character to your garden. This fire pit is perfect for adding warmth to your BBQ area, keeping everyone cosy as the evening cools down.

Outdoor heating at Hilltop Garden Centre Clacton

Outdoor Heating for Cooler Evenings

Even during the summer, evenings in the UK can get quite chilly, so outdoor heating is essential. At Hilltop, we have two fantastic options on special offer this month. The Vintage Searchlight Electric Heater, originally £349, is now only £261, a saving of £88! This retro-style heater is not only functional but also adds a stylish touch to your outdoor space. It features a powerful halogen heater with three heat settings and can be tilted to direct heat where it's needed most. Standing nearly 7ft high, it's an impressive addition to any garden.

For a more compact option, consider the Standing Quartz Electric Heater, now £74.99 (reduced from £99.99), a saving of £25. This energy-efficient heater has two heat settings and a height-adjustable design, allowing you to customise the warmth to suit the occasion. With its contemporary industrial appearance, it's a stylish and practical choice for your BBQ area.

Hilltop Garden Centre's range of outdoor garden furniture

Create a Comfortable Dining Space

Once you've got the heating sorted, it's time to think about your outdoor dining area. Invest in quality garden furniture to ensure your guests are comfortable. Consider adding a dining table with chairs, or a sofa style set up with outdoor cushions for extra cosiness. This is where you'll spend precious time with your family, enjoying meals and laughter.

Hilltop's Vienna 3 Seat Lounge Set with Integrated Lounger is the perfect way to enjoy time with friends and family over a BBQ. This comfy set includes a three-seat sofa with a recliner seat, along with two wide armchairs, comfortably seating up to five people. The set also features a low rectangular coffee table, ideal for placing drinks and snacks while you relax or entertain guests.

Made with a sturdy aluminium frame, it's lightweight and rust-resistant, ensuring durability. What's more, its contemporary design adds a stylish touch to your outdoor space, and you can leave it outside year-round (except for the cushions, which are best stored indoors during harsh weather). It's a great choice for those who love to entertain and want a chic yet functional outdoor lounge set.

Outdoor lighting at Hilltop Garden Centre Essex

Light Up Your BBQ Area

To complete the look and make your BBQ area even more inviting, add some outdoor lighting. String lights or solar lanterns can create a magical atmosphere, while pathway lights help guide your guests safely around the garden. These lighting elements not only enhance the ambience but also make your BBQ area more functional for evening gatherings. Browse our selection of outdoor lighting in-store.

Quality plants to enhance your outdoor space at Hilltop Garden Centre

Add Some Greenery

No BBQ area is complete without some greenery. Consider placing container plants, hanging baskets, or even a small herb garden around your dining space. This not only adds a touch of nature but also provides fresh herbs for your BBQ recipes. You can pop in to check out our range of herbs and planters in-store.

With these tips from Hilltop Garden Centre, you can create the perfect year-round BBQ area in your garden. Visit us at our garden centre in Clacton to explore our range of products and offers. We look forward to helping you make the most of your outdoor space!

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