Gorgeous Gardens

Objects Of Design #92: Vitra Vegetal Chair


These beautifully sculptural chairs from Heals, would work just as well round the kitchen table as outside, and, at this price you might prefer to do that. The design was inspired by 20th century historical gardens and is reminiscent of the skeleton of a leaf. Comes in this rather lovely mauve grey, as well as…

Objects Of Design #91: Ammonite Water Feature

A well chosen water feature will add interest

Many water features look a little cliched but this is modern and unusual and will add a sculptural feel to your garden or patio. Comes in two sizes and, unless you are putting it in a pond, you will need to buy the reservoir to go with it. www.primrose.co.uk £299.50  

Objects Of Design #90: Pallas Square Planter

This would look gorgeous with lavender in

  These galvanised planters come in a variety of shapes and sizes and, filled with lavender, would look lovely arranged along a wall or balcony – just close enough to release the scent when you brush past them. The simple square shapes works well in both modern and cottage gardens, especially when filled with a…

Objects Of Design #89: Blooming Bench


I just love this garden bench. How wonderful to sit with an early morning cup of coffee next to the delicate drift of lavender. The pot is made from frost resistant terracotta and the bench is oak. You could change the flowers according to the season or fill it with a few herbs and sit…

Objects Of Design #88: Moonlight Design Garden Lighting


In a break with tradition here, I am going to recommend a company rather than a particular object. This is because, taken individually many garden lights look incredibly boring. But it’s what you do with them that counts. This site not only has a huge range of uplighters, downlighters, deck lights and rope lights but…

Objects Of Design #87: The Mighty B

The mighty lime

  Bean bags are the perfect solution for lounging around the in the garden but some of us need a little more support that the traditional bag is capable of giving. This is the solution. I spent a happy morning sitting on one of these on the side of a mountain sipping hot chocolate. I…

Objects Of Design #86: Garden Mirror

create the illusion of space in your garden

  We’re all used to the idea of using mirrors in the house to bounce the light around and make the space feel bigger so why not do the same outside? This Renaissance mirror will create a fabulous Alice in Wonderland effect in your garden. At 120cm tall by 60cm wide it’s a great size…

Objects Of Design #85: Fair Trade Recycled Rice Bag


    Perfect for a window sill herb garden, these old rice bags are individually made in Cambodia and no two are the same, although you can specify the colours you would prefer. They are around 13cm high and 15cm wide so eventually you’ll have to transplant that rosemary into a bigger pot but they’re…

Objects Of Design #83: Glass Bauble Tealight holder

hang them in the trees for a magical effect

  There’s nothing like a bit of candlelight for a gorgeous al fresco dinner. Hang a few of these from the nearest tree bush, bit of trellis and  away you go. Instant atmosphere and, finally, the perfect use for that giant bag of tealights you bought last time you went to Ikea and haven’t used…