Everybody dreams of having the perfect relaxing garden. The garden should be a tranquil place to gather one’s thoughts and recuperate, but most of the time it’s messy and uninhabited.

We don’t get a lot of nice weather here in England, but when we do, it’s always nice to step out into a gorgeous garden and spend the day there with a good book and a chilled drink. Here are some ideas:

Add a Small Green House

A small greenhouse in the garden is a good alternative or addition to a shed, and is still a great place to go when it’s raining. In fact, the rain makes being in a greenhouse all the more relaxing! Listening to the pitter patter of rain drops on the glass is something I find very calming and enjoyable. You can eat breakfast and lunch in the greenhouse, read a book in there, or simply put your feet up and relax.

Build a Contemporary Outdoor Seating Area

Outdoor seating area

All modern and relaxing gardens need a contemporary outdoor seating area. This can be in any style you choose, even bohemian with plenty of cushions and an earthy colour palette. Include a weatherproof coffee table to lay drinks and food, and plenty of comfortable seating for when you have friends over. You can even make it as similar to a living room as you can by adding elements such as mirrors and accessories! An estate agency will be able to give you advice on how to make something like this so you attract more buyers when it comes to selling your house. They may also be able to give help buying your first home in Sale, if that’s the kind of area you’d like to live!

Include Plenty of Plants

What is a garden if there are no great plants? Include plenty of plants in your garden, but make sure they suit your level of skill when it comes to gardening. Some plants are very easy to maintain, while others require a little more effort. There are plants to suit everybody though, so make sure you go for a mixture. Include as much colour as you like! Take scents of the plants into account too.

Find a Place for a Hammock


All relaxing gardens need a lovely hammock to relax on! You need a good area to hang one though, so if you don’t have one you may need to build one. Saying that, you could always by a freestanding Fatboy hammock that will do the trick! You can fit many people on there, so you can all have a relaxing hour or two in the garden.

Don’t Forget the Water Features

The sound and look of water features in the garden add an element of tranquility. They can be as small or as large as you like. You can even build a pond with plenty of beautiful fish!

Try these ideas, and you’ll love the beautiful, relaxing garden that you end up with. Make the most of it before the cold weather comes!