Creating the perfect summer getaway in your garden

Everyone loves to get away and spend a little bit of time on vacation but that does not mean that you cannot have a little bit of summer in your garden when the weather is nice at home. This requires more than a little garden maintenance; it means you need to transform your garden into the perfect holiday hosting spot. This may seem like a big task, and it is. But once you have got it to the state that you want it to be in, it should be easy to maintain. Here is a little bit of advice on where to start. 


It won’t feel like a holiday destination if you have to spend all of your time sitting on the floor. You need to get yourself some comfortable furniture that will give your garden the comfort and decoration of a summer getaway. This can be as simple as a table and chairs or a little bit more luxurious like modern chaise lounge chairs for when you want to try and get a tan. The best thing about getting your furniture organized is that it will help you picture how your garden is going to come together. It can be quite difficult to plan your garden before you see the size and scope of what is going into it. 

You may want to think about sectioning up your garden into different spaces. You may want the corner with the most sun as the seating area with an event space in the shade where you can play games or have a BBQ. 

Gazebos or BBQ areas

Gazebos are a great place for you to relax and maybe place a BBQ without the fear that the weather will ruin your fun. You could also decorate the edges of the gazebo with plants and flowers to help it fit seamlessly within the borders of your garden. These can give you a good place to house all of your furniture if you live in a place that does not have hospitable weather year-round. Again, this area will make a great event space or somewhere to go when the weather gets a little bit cooler. You don’t want to drag everyone back inside when the sun goes down or if the weather turns sour. Instead, take them into your indoor-outdoor area. 

Fire pits

Nothing screams holiday destination more than a fire pit burning in the middle to keep everyone warm and to generate lively conversation. Telling stories around a fire is not only comforting and exciting but also nostalgic for those old camping trips with family and friends. The best thing about having one at home is that you can make the fire as small or big as you would like without having to worry about upsetting anyone or causing any trouble. Many people have begun to make their own using bricks from their local DIY store, but you can get creative with them. Not only will this be a great addition for your guests, but you can even host camping trips in your own back garden. 

Garden bar

These have become incredibly popular in recent years, and it is not hard to see why. Spending lots of money going to a bar, only to be told you have to be quiet, or the drinks you want aren’t there, or that it will make you bankrupt to ask for another shot is awful. Why don’t you just bring the party to your own back garden? You can build a lovely chic bar with recycled wood and add your own decoration. These days you can order your own beer taps and kegs and get all of the cocktail equipment that you will need. It is a lovely thing to have in your garden for you and your guests. 

Growing your own vegetables

There is something really pleasing about inviting guests around and then preparing them a meal with your own freshly grown produce. You can even get them to come and pick their own vegetables to have in salads or roasted alongside your main course. A well-maintained growing patch will not only be aesthetically pleasing but also a lovely feature at any parties that you host. Also, fresh produce tastes better and is better for you. If you are green fingered enough this is a really nice idea. 

A holiday destination in your garden

It won’t be easy but once you have transformed your garden, you may question why you ever went away at all. There are lots of things you can do if you have the space. Plus, you don’t have to have all the other tourists ruing your fun in your own backyard.