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Welcome to Outdoor Options’ news page. As garden design and construction specialists we strive to keep up with the latest techniques, trends and industry news. In this blog we’ll be helping you stay in the loop as well as providing useful posts, such as ‘how to’ guides, top tips, gardening advice and general interest pieces.
Spring is just around the corner and for those of us with gardens, that means it’s time to start planning those barbecues and parties. However, there’s not much point in organising a get-together if your garden isn’t set up properly for it. Worry not, though; Outdoor Options are here to give you some valuable advice on how to get your garden ready for socialising this summer. Seating There’s nothing wrong with standing around and chatting, but you need some seating for both comfort and aesthetic reasons. Whether you opt for a table and chairs for people to sit around and eat,…Continue reading
We often hear about the benefits of savvy lighting for our kitchens, living rooms and bedrooms, but some careful curation of garden lighting can really make a difference to your outdoor space. Whether you want subtle illumination or you want to really make a statement with your garden lighting, Outdoor Options are here to tell you how making the right luminary choices can really transform a space. Illuminate your space The first and most obvious benefit of garden lighting is that it brightens the area. This makes your garden more suitable for using in the evenings, when the sun goes down…Continue reading
Much like the insides of our homes, there comes a time where we feel our gardens need a change. From a little sprucing up here and there to full-blown, complete renovations of the garden, a little horticultural expertise can truly bring new life to a space. There are countless gardening companies available for such work, but how do you choose the right one? Here, we’ll look at the steps you can take to be sure you’ve picked the right gardening company. Experience This is not to say that an inexperienced gardener or gardening company would do a bad job, but the…Continue reading
The world’s largest annual flower show took place once again in July this year, providing a timely reminder as to why it enjoys such a stellar reputation amongst horticulturalists around the world. From the 3rd-8th July, the 34 acre site was the canvas for some of the most beautiful show gardens in the world, and the best of the best were the recipients of prestigious awards for their respective categories. The winners at the show were: Best Show Garden: B&Q Bursting Busy Lizzie Garden, designed by Matthew Childs and built by Tecwyn Evans Best World Garden: Santa Rita ‘Living La Vida…Continue reading
Arguably the world’s most famous garden exhibition, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show took place at the end of May. Frequented by horticultural enthusiasts, garden designers, garden builders and celebrities alike, the exhibition showcases the finest show gardens available, resplendent with greenery, flowers and furniture. About the RHS The shows are devised and hosted by the Royal Horticultural Society, who own four gardens around the country: Wisley (Surrey), Harlow Carr (North Yorkshire), Hyde Hall (Essex) and Rosemoor (Devon). The Society aims to promote and encourage education about gardening and plants, from children to adults, offering qualifications ranging from Level 1 Award in…Continue reading
The team here at Outdoor Options would like to welcome you to our brand new blog page. This will feature…Continue reading