As we’ve all seen, the Covid-19 situation is fairly fluid – at least one of the blessings for some people is the news that we can travel a bit further afield. But, whether you can or can’t travel, a garden is always there as a haven in which to escape.
Here are our ideas for enjoying June outside … and sometimes it’s the simple pleasures that you enjoy the most …
… just relax!
Have you got a favourite spot in the garden where you just relax? There are some fabulous outdoor furniture sets around to place there, which you can order online. Add a few colourful cushions to make it perfect for chilling out this summer. If you like a bit of shopping this is perfect for you!
Did you know there are six owls native to Surrey (Tawney, Snowy, Barn, Long-eared, Little & Eagle)? Barn and Tawney are more common and, if you’re lucky enough to have them in your garden, owls keep down rodent numbers. Listen out for their hoots after dark. More details at Surrey Wildlife Trust.
Italy at home
If you’re yearning to holiday abroad but can’t, enjoy some international flavours. For example, if you love an Italian pizza, eat it al fresco in the garden. Weber has some great tips on how to BBQ it and, if you need a recipe, there’s one for Neapolitan-style pizza on the same page. Fantastico!
At the time of writing, organisations like the National Trust and The Crown Estate have re-opened some of our best-loved places for walking. Check before you go but car parks currently open include Virginia Water, Abinger Roughs, Netley Park, Witley and Milford Commons.
We may not have Wimbledon tennis this year but we can still enjoy the British strawberry season with some fresh strawberries and cream. If you have a surfeit of home-grown ones (or just fancy a cocktail) how about conjuring up this beauty?
This is a good time to dream and plan your ideal garden. If you’d like to chat through some ideas, you can contact us here.
Head of Beautiful Gardens