15th August 2023
Even in a rainy country like the UK, it’s sensible to consider adding some shady patches to your garden for when we get the elusive sun. Although most of us enjoy being out in the sun – and sunbathing can boost our Vitamin D levels – it’s vital that we don’t burn.
So, creating shade where we can cool off and unwind is always a good idea. Shady places are perfect for relaxing in, for reading a book, resting, enjoying a meal, or working outdoors. So, how can you add some shade to your garden?
Garden shading ideas the natural way
Of course, if your garden is big enough, planting some trees is a wonderful, long-term solution. However, trees will take many years to grow, and you won’t benefit from their shade for quite some time, so you may have to think about an instant yet stylish solution, such as:
Pergolas create fabulous garden shade
A pergola might just be the answer you’re searching for, and at Forest Garden, we have many to choose from.
Choose a pergola with a canopy or create some dappled shade of your own with shrewd planting. A pergola is a great way to transform a garden or patio.
Relax in a shady spot beneath your very own Arbour
There’s nothing more relaxing and peaceful than having a pretty arbour in your outdoor space. A garden arbour can be an intimate and cosy place where you’ll want to read a book, enjoy the scent of summer flowers, or enjoy a drink with a friend.
Create instant shade with a garden Gazebo
At Forest Garden, we’re proud of the beautiful gazebos we have to offer. You’ll enjoy being able to bring the indoors outside – and in style!
Offering lots of protection from the sun and rain, our Premium Hexagonal Garden Gazebo comes with a choice of roofs – from thatched, to cedar or timber. And coming in two sizes, there’s something for everyone’s tastes. Arrange some outdoor sofas, cushions, rugs and plant pots inside, and you’ll have created the ideal place to entertain and relax.
Our larger Premium Oval Wooden Gazebo is a real signature piece. This breathtaking gazebo is perfect for larger gardens or work venues. It can be used as a wonderful outdoor office, a place to entertain, or somewhere tranquil to put your feet up after a long day. You may even want to do your yoga or Pilates here on a hot or rainy day!
Solutions for seeking shade
The great thing about all of our garden structures is that they add height and eye-catching design to your garden, creating an instant focal point. They’re the perfect place to grow some climbing plants and create an intimate atmosphere in your outdoor space that will last for years to come.
Who would have thought that shade could be so beautiful?