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 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.
Introducing: The adjustable-height table
So popular last year, the adjustable height table is now a firm favourite. New this year is the Ascot outdoor rattan range. Here the adjustable height table is teamed with a corner sofa and stools, just made for relaxed entertaining. And, of course, they are all weatherproof and designed from the ground up for the great outdoors. An adjustable, glass-topped dining table means you can ring the changes between a lazy afternoon tea and a more formal dinner. The butterscotch-coloured all-weather wicker weave, on powder-coated aluminium frames, is upholstered with deep cushions in a biscuit Season-Proof fabric. One minute it's coffee table height, the next, all ready for dinner. Suitable for all-weather conditions, this set is lightweight, strong and rust-free.
Introducing: Comfortable dining chairs
The rectangular table is made from a tough ceramic material with a subtle wood grain finish on an X-frame base constructed from aluminium. This set comes with eight comfortable Monterey dining armchairs - a tough outdoor wicker weave on aluminium frames and complete with Season-Proof Charcoal cushions. The whole set is designed for outdoor use. Practical and good looking - and great value for money too! Find out how much here >
Introducing: New materials - stainless steel with woven rope
This exciting new Hellasgarden garden furniture set has everything you need to make the most of another long, hot summer. The set includes a comfortable two-seater sofa, two matching armchairs, a footstool and two triangular side tables with teak tops. The Scandinavian-influenced design uses stainless steel frames with an anthracite coating and woven rope seats and backs, giving the set a nautical feel. And it's practical too - the rustproof frames are completely weather resistant and the showerproof cushions have washable covers.
Introducing: Elegance, Outdoors - An Italian Garden
This beautiful Italian-inspired, wrought-iron dining table with six chairs will look great in a garden or a conservatory. The exquisite granite tabletop has a hole with brass ring for a parasol. The frames are galvanised for rust protection and are given a tough antique black baked-on finish. The elegant armchairs have seat and back cushions made from Duratex 65 in a natural cream colour, a washable fabric with high resistance to rot and wear.
Introducing: The soft look
Packed full of features, this modern take on traditional garden seating is as practical and flexible as it is good looking. The modular sofa, which seats six in comfort, has a rust-proof aluminium frame topped by cushions in a fully weatherproof outdoor fabric in Arctic grey with a quick-dry foam core. The large armrests, great for parking drinks or plates, can also be removed and used as benches. The table can be lowered for informal occasions or raised for a more formal meal and has a frost-resistant spraystone top.
Introducing: The firepit table
With this fabulous casual dining set, you won't have to run indoors to escape the chill of the evening. Just open up the firepit in the centre of the ceramic table top, add the glass fire guard, light the gas and embrace the night. This set, made from outdoor wicker in Dove Grey, seats up to eight, and consists of a square, firepit dining table with a ceramic top, two modular sofas, a modular curved corner and two padded benches - all designed to live outdoors. The Monterey is made from outdoor wicker in a dove grey shade on a strong aluminium frame, and then upholstered in wipe-clean Season-Proof cushions in a contrasting charcoal grey.
Introducing: The Garden Bar
This is the latest trend in outdoor living. Be the envy of your friends and entertain them at your very own bar in the garden. As the sun dips towards the horizon at the end of a long hot day, there's nothing quite like a long, cooling cocktail to help you wind down. So why not make the occasion even more special by serving it from your very own cocktail bar. On the right is the Journey garden bar and on the left the Panama garden bar. The Panama bar set has all the ingredients for the perfect aperitif. The tall, glass-topped table has a built-in, removable ice bucket with woven lid, while down below there's a handy stainless steel footrest. The tall bar stools are beautifully upholstered in a Grafito dark grey season-proof fabric and have matching stainless steel footrests.
We have lots more to show you for improving your garden this year - and plenty of offers to tempt you to update your outdoor furniture. Take a look around the garden furniture pages of our website and, if you want to, order online. But best of all, come to visit us and see all the choices for yourself.