Stylish Garden Furniture & Accessories: Our top pick of UK Makers and Designers June 04, 2017 17:21
When it comes to stylish garden furniture & accessories, finding something a little different isn't always easy. It was this very problem that prompted us to start Denys & Fielding. However, we think the tide is turning.
Leading the charge is a mix of established and emerging UK makers and companies offering something a little different. Here are our top picks to help you style your outdoor space this summer...
Later this month, we'll be with the lovely folk from Bee Palace at the upcoming Rare Brand Summer Market at Goodwood. Their glazed earthenwares make perfect homes for solitary bees and are available in a range of beautiful colours.
Clearly, when it comes to stylish garden furniture, we like to think that you can do no better than a folding wooden deck chair for the garden... :) But if tables and benches are on the shopping list, we love Benchmark. Set up by Sean Sutcliffe and Terence Conran in 1984, Benchmark produce beautifully crafted wooden furniture for both commercial buyers and individual customers. If you are after a bench with a sense of wit and style, look no further than the Blooming Bench from Benchmark. Just add good company, your favourite flowers and you'll be stylishly seated in no time.
De La Torre Ceramics
Hanging baskets. I'll be honest here, I am not a fan. I know. This is not a popular statement. Nor am I am wild about those similar style baskets / troughs that you attach to walls. Mark De La Torre offers a beautiful, pared down alternative. Wall planters that are just perfect for one variety of trailing flowers, herbs or succulents. Simple. Stylish. Sorted.
Garden Oven Company
Nothing beats eating outside. A fellow member of 'Made in Britain', the Garden Oven Company design and manufacture beautiful wood fired ovens. Perfect for pizzas, you can also grill, smoke and roast to your heart's content.
[image: The Garden Oven Company]
I've been hankering after a greenhouse from these guys since Cat & I spotted them at Hampton Court Flower Show back in 2015. That is two WHOLE YEARS of drooling! The design and manufacture all takes place in Hampshire and for me it's those lovely lean to glasshouses that are just beautiful. All I need now is for someone to build me a wall to accommodate one... I'm serious. I'm, er, going build a wall... a friendly, inclusive, fruit growing, veggie loving type of wall.
Haws watering cans are built to last and ridiculously handsome to boot. We also love their small sprayers which are perfect for house plants and glasshouses (just seen in image above).
This Scottish based company produces brilliantly strong, quality garden twine in a tin. We love it. In fact, so much so, we stock it. Shop your garden twine essentials here.