We all love spending time in our gardens; our own private patch of land to relax. Having friends and family round to enjoy the space is part of the fun and there are a number of additions that can help you make entertaining an even better experience. Whether you have a courtyard garden or acres to play with, there are a variety of different ways to make your space a perfect place for seeing family and friends.
Who doesn’t love indulging in a pizza? They’re even tastier when you have made and cooked them yourself!
Over the past few years outdoor pizza ovens have increased in popularity and are now becoming as commonplace as barbecues. Preparing pizza dough and placing toppings on each base is a treat for guests and a fun way to spend time together. Everyone can then gather round the pizza oven as they cook and while away the evening in the garden with Pimm’s or, in the cooler months, hot chocolate and mulled wine.
Prepare yourself. If you invest in a hot tub your house will be where all your family and friends congregate! Hot tubs are certainly an investment but one that can last for years if maintained properly.
Why not take a look at Hot Tub barn’s 4 person hot tubs? A perfect size for entertaining but small enough to relax in solo without the worry of an astronomical energy bill. Plus, if you pop your hot tub under a shelter you can enjoy it all year round.
If you have children there is no denying that you love your bundles of energy. However, if you’re trying to relax with family and friends for the evening it’s only fair they get their own fun too. Plus, it will give you some down time too to talk with your guests.
Regardless of the size of your garden there are countless different climbing frames and swing sets available on the market. Whether you want to buy brand new or are happy to pick up something second hand, create a space in your garden for your children (and others that end up at your house) to enjoy too.
Pick your own
For the green fingered amongst us a focal point of your garden could be a variety of fruit plants or even a vegetable patch. Being able to pick your own produce is extremely rewarding, but it is also a talking point and something your guests may want to take home with them if you have surplus!
Making an Eton mess? One of your guests could pick some strawberries. Rustling up a salad? Get one of the kids to dig up some veggies from the patch. Apple crumble? No problem – apples straight from the tree.