The May Edit 2024

1st May 2024

Froxfield Corner Sofa in Dark Natural with cushions

Boasting blissful bank holidays - not to mention National Gardening Week - May traditionally offers an enhanced sense of optimism and freedom. Embracing the new-found joy of those long, lighter evenings? For a summer yield, now’s the time to sow some seeds and cultivate those traditional kitchen favourites: tomatoes, cucumbers and strawberries, plus runner beans, carrots and lettuce. Nature provides endless colour, especially this month, when the epitome of garden design blooms at RHS Chelsea. Whether attending in person or admiring iconic gardens from afar, the return of the nation's beloved flower show is sure to inspire. Ready to savour your surroundings? With the help of some key planting tools and lounge furniture pieces, it’s easy to cultivate some garden grows and realise the potential of your outdoor space.

Invite relaxation with the Froxfield Corner Sofa in Dark Natural

Froxfield Corner Sofa | Dark Natural

The secret to choosing outdoor furniture that will really stand the test of time? Invest in designs that provide indoor-level comfort & style. Our Froxfield Corner Sofa does just that; you’ll happily embrace sunny days and cosy evenings in the garden for many years to come. Whether unwinding with a book or entertaining guests, this stunning sofa for the great outdoors elevates your patio or decking. Constructed from sturdy acacia, it boasts plush cushions in Dark Natural, complementing our Durley Coffee Tables to create an elegant, sophisticated setting. The Froxfield’s durable, shower-resistant wooden frame ensures year-round outdoor use, though we definitely recommend a protective cover during winter, in order to maintain its pristine condition.

Gather in style around the Harford Dining Table, Large, in Natural.

Harford Dining Table

Transform your spacious patio with our refined Harford Dining Table. Meticulously crafted for a natural landscape-inspired aesthetic, it comfortably seats six, making it ideal for hosting family barbecues or summer soirées. Constructed from durable acacia, our weather-resistant table is suitable for year-round outdoor use, while a protective cover ensures longevity during winter. 

Enhance your outdoor dining with the Harford Dining Chair Set in Olive Green.

Harford Dining Chairs

For an elegant ensemble, pair our refined Harford Dining Table with coordinating chairs, which promise to elevate any outdoor patio for summer gatherings. Design-led and functional, the Harford Dining Chair features a tub silhouette and armrests, which provide unparalleled comfort that’s ideal for enjoying long, lingering lunches in the garden. Meticulously handcrafted from acacia wood and featuring Olive Green polyrope, this design is available in a convenient set of two, allowing you to tailor your seating arrangement to suit your table size. Robust and able to withstand the elements, they too can remain outdoors year-round.

Add charm to your garden with the Barrington Rose Arch.

Barrington Rose Arch

Our Barrington Rose Arch features tram line detailing on each side – plus regular bar spacing - and always adds a bold architectural statement to any outdoor space. Crafted in Raw Metal, this design will age to a naturally rusty finish over time. Simple self-assembly is required and once built, it’s a case of simply pushing the arch firmly into the ground using the bottom stakes. This planting tool blooms over the years; allow your plants and flowers to weave and grow seamlessly over time. 

Conserve water sustainably with the Classic Water Butt, 100L, in Carbon.

Water Butt | Carbon

Looking to trim expenses and minimise water waste while championing sustainability? Take a step towards a greener planet, drop by drop, with our classic 100L Water Butt. Its durable build and ample capacity effortlessly gather and conserve rainwater, adding sophistication to your outdoor retreat. Complete with a brass tap, sturdy legs, removable lid and internal grate for protection, this essential garden tool comes with a predrilled hole for easy connector pipe installation. Simply turn the tap to release rainwater through the spout and nourish your garden for free.

Support your flourishing plants with the Barrington Flared Plant Support, Large.

Barrington Flared Plant Support | Large

Introducing the Barrington Flared Plant Support, inspired by the picturesque villages dotting the Oxfordshire/Gloucestershire border near Garden Trading's original roots. This timeless piece exudes the charm of a country estate while serving both decorative and functional purposes, effortlessly anchoring itself into the soil.

Crowned with four elegantly understated baubles, these plant supports remain captivating year-round, whether nestled among summer blooms or adding intrigue to winter landscapes. Crafted to develop a captivating rusted patina over time, they embody the rustic allure of a countryside retreat. Oh, and keep an eye out for the imminent launch of a smaller version, which also promises to enhance your outdoor space…

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