Whether you’ve got a cosy sun-trap or rolling acres of luscious lawn – outdoor space for many of us is something of a precious commodity. A garden should be your own private sanctuary to relax, unwind and simply watch the world go by. All of us want to make the most of what we’ve got, and just taking a little time to spruce up the space will certainly go a long way. Even investing in some key pieces will give your garden a refresh – not to mention give you all the more reason to revel outside during the glorious warmer months.


There are lots of simple things you can do without breaking the bank or calling in the professionals. Leading outdoor specialist Zest is an award-winning company who have created sustainable solutions for gardens of all shapes and sizes. Zest has a range of stylish garden furniture, storage and grow-your-own products to help you make the most of your outdoor space. Are you ready to give your garden a new lease of life? Try these easy garden transformation ideas, perfect for outdoor spaces of every shape and size.

Create a relaxed seating area

It may sound obvious, but having a comfortable area to relax in your garden cannot be underestimated. Not only will this give you a comfortable space to snooze in the sun, but it also offers you a space to entertain guests, whether that's a family barbecue or relaxing with friends over a jug of Pimm's. Zest’s selection of seating, including benches, swing seats and loveseats will bring elegance and comfort to these long summer days.

Zest’s Miami Swing Two Seater is a solid wood swing seat that would be a perfect permanent feature in a spacious garden. It has a fixed wooden canopy and a comfortable 1.2m swing seat. The classic sturdy design comes with two removable shelves that easily slot onto the armrests – perfect for resting summertime drinks on. The Miami Swing is also available as a three-seater and with a 10-year guarantee, you’ll be getting plenty of enjoyment out of this comfortable and stylish outdoor seat for many years to come.

Go green with planters

If you’re looking for more ways to make your outdoor space a little greener, utilising planters is a really simple way to elevate your garden. Planters are a particularly great solution when you’re short on space, this is because they allow you to display everything from small trees to flowers in any environment, provided you’ve got a bit of sunlight. So even if you are working with a small patio, you can still enjoy a bit of greenery. Zest’s Marford Hexagonal Planter Set can easily transform any tired-looking patio with its unique style and shape.

This trio of planters looks great with flowers, shrubs or even some herbs and smaller vegetables. Elevated off the ground for protection against the cold and damp weather, as well as keeping your arrangements free of unwanted pests and weeds.

Better still, the planter is made from wood that is FSC® certified (FSC-C114990) from responsibly managed forests, it's also pressure-treated meaning it will look great for years to come. Ranging in size from 30 cm to 60 cm wide, the Marfords have the added convenience of coming ready-built too.

Add some structure

The beauty of a trellis is that it not only adds some structure to your garden but it's also incredibly versatile. Whether you have a bigger or smaller garden, a trellis is an attractive option that can be used on its own or to cast patterned shadows. You can even use it to make a feature wall, for dressing garden paths, separating sections of your garden or to provide support for climbing plants and flowers such as sunflowers. Zest’s Hillside Diamond Trellis is manufactured from pressure-treated wood for a longer lifespan and not only provides a tasteful backdrop but has the added benefit of being able to hide any unsightly items you may want to be hidden from view.

A vertical herb garden, like the one shown above, also adds some interest to a garden, as well as being a lovely addition for keen cooks.


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