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Sunshine and crowds at Malvern Autumn Show

Sunshine and crowds at Malvern Autumn Show

Holloways Garden Antiques took a stand at the Malvern Autumn Show over the weekend of September 24/25/26 and enjoyed glorious weather. We choose to showcase an eclectic mix of new and old garden ornaments and pots which were well-received by our visitors who were enjoying a welcome day out.
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Lighting inspiration for your garden

Lighting inspiration for your garden

One of the most magical times to be in the garden is the golden hour - that fleeting moment when the setting sun radiates a kaleidoscope of colour and the peaceful shadows of the evening creep in. The relationship between light and shadow is as important when creating an outdoor scheme as it is an indoor one, and indeed great lighting in a garden can create depth, enhance texture and highlight structure. Undeniably functional - we all need illumination to move around our gardens after dark, and to cook safely - clever lighting also invokes a highly emotional response.
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Our terracotta pots have arrived!

Our terracotta pots have arrived!

How do we get our terracotta pots from Italy to our Worcestershire showrooms? Carefully! Once a year, we take delivery of an incredible array of terracotta pots and planters to restock our courtyards - and here's the story of their journey.
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Eight decorating ideas to steal for your outdoor dining area

Eight decorating ideas to steal for your outdoor dining area

We’ve waited patiently for so long, and now we’re able to welcome friends into our gardens again it’s time to dress our outdoor dining spaces for long, lazy lunches, starlit suppers and a cocktail party or two. Choosing the right table, adding comfortable chairs to cocoon your Rule of Six favourites and clever accessorising will transform your alfresco dining experience into an occasion to remember.
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RHS Gold medal-winner Kate Durr's top tips on how to plant garden pots

RHS Gold medal-winner Kate Durr's top tips on how to plant garden pots

Whatever size your garden, whether it’s contemporary or cottagey, there’s always a place for a pot. They’ll lead your eye to an arresting view, they’re a punctuation point to stop and smell the roses, a chance to bring bold colour to shady corners, the perfect pointer to a set of steps. RHS Gold medal-winner, Kate Durr is Creative Director of Highgrove Talking Gardens and founder of Wiltshire-based Kate Durr Garden Design. Here she shares her advice on planting schemes for Holloways pots, which will take you from glorious summer scent through to structural interest on chillier autumn days. 
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Create the Perfect Outdoor Room

Create the Perfect Outdoor Room

Whether you've got a tiny urban courtyard or manicured lawns sweeping down from a grand country house - or something in between - choosing the right garden furniture and ornament will create an inviting outdoor room to help you make the most of the summer. Here are our top tips for creating your perfect outdoor room, no matter how big or small your garden, or its age.
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How to add Antiques to your Garden

How to add Antiques to your Garden

You don’t need to inherit an ancestral estate to make antiques look at home in your garden. Staddle stones, weathered troughs, oversized terracotta pots and elegant Italianate statues can be used in almost any space, from contemporary courtyards to tiny cottage gardens. The trick is to make pieces look as if they’ve always been there. So how do you incorporate pieces from a classical bust to a wooden bench into your garden? Holloways Garden Antiques have shared some tips.
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Outdoor Living - Make the most of it!

Outdoor Living - Make the most of it!

Your garden can become an outdoor room and another valuable living space this summer, so think about how you’ll use it, who will be using it and when. Can it be a play space for children and a retreat for the adults. Will you be making the most of the long, light evenings with family games and barbecues? Are you planning sundowners on the terrace, family picnics, or dinners à deux? We will find something just right for you.
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Garden Furniture Buyer's Guide - our pick of the new season's Garden Furniture

Garden Furniture Buyer's Guide - our pick of the new season's Garden Furniture

The lovely weather recently has made us look forward to garden living earlier than usual this year. We like to prepare our gardens in spring so that we can take advantage of sunny days as soon as they arrive, and make sure everything is ready for spending quality time in the garden. Let's hope we have another fantastic summer. And we can’t wait to tell you about the new designs of outdoor furniture on offer this year, full of new features to make your life easier.
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