It's that time of year again where you need to start thinking about your garden for the summer. Here are a few useful ideas:
1. GARDENS ARE OUTDOOR SPACES
First and most importantly, a garden connected to a pub, bar or restaurant should feel like a garden and not in interior space. Many proprietors try to continue the interior finishes to outside which defeats the purpose of a Garden atmosphere. The Garden should have outdoor features like stone and brick and the furniture should look like outdoor furniture. On my travels I found many beer gardens with timber sheeting and fabric covered bar stools – these areas are trying to look like indoor spaces. Instead try to embrace the outdoor Garden atmosphere, work with the multitude of materials and finishes which are available to transforms a bland space into an exciting alfresco experience.
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