Best garden accessories: fire pits, sofas and more
Nine essential items to enhance your outdoor gatherings
Celina Digby outdoor waterproof wipe clean garden tablecloth
These wipe-able tablecloths come in a variety of prints and sizes. This cheerful Midsummer Morning Floral pattern is a nice one for summer evenings in the garden.
Cane-Line dark green soft rope basket
These rope baskets are a useful place to stash anything – from blankets to picnic accessories – to keep smaller gardens tidy. They come in two sizes and either green or grey.
Palm Springs white metal day bed sofa
Classically stylish, this daybed comes with a four-poster canopy that can be attached to the legs for shade. It’s a good idea to cover it, or take it inside in wet weather.
A Bluetooth speaker and a light, the aGlow comes in three finishes and has a handle, making it easy to carry around. Its battery will run for ten hours, and it has a built-in microphone for hands-free calls.
Trimm Copenhagen Cocoon hang chair
This minimalist cocoon chair comes from “the coolest of the garden furniture brands”, Trimm Copenhagen. Its coated canvas material will last well outdoors year-round.
Morsø Ignis fire pit
Fire pits are useful if you want to stay outside on colder evenings. This black painted cast-iron one is practical and elegant. You can add on a grate for cooking if you like.
Nomad Patara cushion
Made entirely from plastic bottles, Nomad’s vibrant cushions and rugs are especially hardwearing and can be used outdoors or indoors.
Gaby orange metal outdoor armchair
Tikamoon’s metal chairs are perfect for adding a bit of colour to a patio. They come with or without arms, and are also available in white for a more pared back look.
Cosiscoop timber gas fire lantern
Part gas heater and part lamp, these lanterns are great for creating a cosy atmosphere outdoors. They come in wood (as pictured), coated metal or in a black wire frame, and can be found at Dobbies Garden Centres.