Garden Furniture, our colleagues pick their favourites
We’ve been seeking out the very best garden furniture from around the world for over 20 years now. We’ve travelled to places near and far to find the latest trends and discover new styles. Trends have changed over the years, new materials and styles have emerged, but one thing that remains the same is our commitment to finding the very best quality and outstanding designs. All our colleagues are as passionate about garden furniture now as when we first started our outdoor living adventure all those years ago.
Everyone has a favourite and with our 2018 Furniture Event approaching we asked our Outdoor Living team to share their best garden furniture picks for the season ahead:
Sam: “I’ve picked The Palma Casual Dining Corner Set as my top pick. It’s a great option for family dining but it also provides a perfect setting to just kick off your shoes and relax. It’s great value for money and comes with a 3 year guarantee.”
The Palma furniture collection is made from hand woven weather-proof weave making it a great weatherproof option that you can leave outdoors all year round (excluding cushions). It’s built with an aluminium frame, ensuring it is durable, long-lasting and easy to clean.
Lorraine: “The Frampton selection by Bramblecrest is my choice. There’s lots to choose from and the suites can be enhanced with other complementary pieces from the collection with options to suit different purposes and occasions. Resin Weave is fabulous and low maintenance, looks stylish and modern and will tone with any colour.”
Bramblecrest’s Frampton selection is ideal for dining and relaxing. It can be left outside all year and an occasional clean is all that’s needed to keep your furniture looking good. As with the Palma collection, Frampton is made from resin weave over a strong but light aluminium frame making it easy to move around the garden to suit different occasions.
Cheryl: “My choice is slightly different. I’ve opted for a parasol as my top pick as it’s a perfect accompaniment to any set of garden furniture. Ideal for summer garden parties and good for all weather as they provide protection from both the sun and light showers.
We have a wide range of parasols with free arm, wind up and push up options available in a variety of colours, you’re sure to find one to suit your set up.
Vicky: “There’s no denying the popularity of resin weave, but my pick is for aluminium and metal garden furniture with cushions. They give a completely different design option for the garden whilst having similar attributes to weave; durability, maintenance free, surprisingly lightweight and comfortable for both eating and relaxing.”
Suites such as Hartman’s Florence set are ideal for dining and relaxing. Cast aluminium, is lightweight, strong, virtually maintenance free and will never rust. It can be kept outside all year round with no need to cover. Most also come with adjustable feet enabling tables and chairs to sit perfectly level on uneven surfaces.
Sue: “Like Cheryl I’ve chosen something slightly different. Garden furniture obviously provides the focal point, but a good barbecue is also key to summertime entertaining and we’ve got a great selection in our Weber World shop with something to suit any occasion…from BBQs on the beach to large family gatherings. The gas ‘Go Anywhere’ BBQ and the charcoal ‘Smokey Joe’ are two of my favourites”
Weber’s Go Anywhere BBQ is perfect for doing just that…a great space saving design with fold away stand to lift it away from any surface. And the Smokey Joe is Weber’s iconic kettle barbecue in miniature, perfect for grabbing on the go. But for those who love nothing more than cooking up a storm for a larger number of people we have a great range of large gas powered barbeques with more than enough cooking space for any occasion.
Thank you to our garden furniture team for their top picks for 2018. There’s lots to choose from so we know it must’ve been a difficult job. These are just a very small sample of our best garden furniture picks and to understand the choice available just take a look online or pop in store and see for yourself. You’ll be spoilt for choice!