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Bar, Blooms and Bliss: 6 Ways to Create a Stylish Garden Bar

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Bar, Blooms and Bliss: 6 Ways to Create a Stylish Garden Bar

Large rustic wooden structure provides ample seating to enjoy the garden.

As we welcome the May bank holiday, we’re presented with the perfect opportunity to unwind and bask in the beauty of our surroundings. As the sun graces us with its presence, we revel in the warmth it brings, truly appreciating its touch. After a particularly wet spring, the time has come to step outside and relish in our gardens, bringing us immense joy.

And what better way to enjoy the summer sun than with a delightful G&T? Picture the refreshing burst of flavours, the mesmerising bubbles dancing in the glass, as you disconnect from the 9-5 hustle and indulge in relaxation.

Instead of rushing to the local pub, navigating through traffic and enduring long queues, envision simply stepping out into your garden and being greeted by your very own garden bar, stocked with all your favourites. What do you fancy?

Follow our 6 simple steps for a blissful bar space:

Set the scene:

Selecting the perfect spot in your landscape requires visualisation, something that our in-house landscaping team can help with. You want this to complement  the aesthetics of not only your garden, but your home. We can help to consider the more technical aspects such as ease of access to utilities like water and electricity. We can help to dress the area with delightful lighting techniques, bringing your bar to life at night with a collection of twinkling lights and lanterns.

Best seat in the house:

During the design process we can help you create a layout that allows for the size of the area, seating arrangements, and the placements of the essential features such as the bar counter and storage. Depending on your preference there are so many choices when it comes to seating. Are you aiming for a chic and refined ambiance, reminiscent of a classic martini “shaken, not stirred”? Or perhaps you envision a snug corner, perfect for wrapping up in a blanket and gazing at the night sky? Whatever your preference, we’re here to bring your outdoor space to life. Let’s discuss your desires and create the perfect atmosphere for your garden bar.

Pick your flavour:

We hand-pick the materials and finishes we use bespoke to each project and each garden’s identity to create a ‘just right’ flavour to any garden feature. As always the materials we use to create have a large impact on the final finish. You may consider a rustic feel, using natural materials such as wood. Metals can be used to offer a sleek, or modern vibe. With such a vast variety of stone offering different hues and textures, you can create anything from a rustic, sleek or classic aesthetic.

Choose your mixer:

When designing your garden bar, it’s crucial to allocate the necessary space and attention to ensure it’s fully equipped with all your essentials. Consider including a sink for washing glasses, a fridge for keeping beverages chilled and a freezer for storing ice. We won’t forget the need for ample storage space for glasses and other necessities to guarantee seamless entertaining. Again, this is the opportunity to let your style and preferences run free. A country style Belfast sink, or an urban chic copper and waterfall tap? Storage created by wooden crates, or glass mason jars to keep your chosen bar snacks and nibbles?

With a garnish of:

Just like the sprinkle of mint that completes your refreshing drink, the final touches to your garden bar can make all the difference in bringing your vision to life. From twinkling lights to unique signage and vibrant blooms, every detail contributes to the overall ambiance. And why not take it a step further by creating a living wall? Herbs not only add to your drink options, they have an aesthetic appeal. Adding scent into the garden and being just a step away from the kitchen allows you to bring this botanical goodness and deliciousness to your dishes. Let’s pick some fresh strawberries to set off this Pimm’s?

Why stop there? Consider adding an outdoor cinema area or a cosy seating arrangement where you can kick back and enjoy the starry night sky. The possibilities are endless when it comes to transforming your outdoor oasis into a true haven of relaxation and entertainment.

Create your signature sips:

Raise a glass to your newly landscaped haven! Just as we mentioned earlier, this space is now your very own personal paradise. Fill your bar with all your favourite drinks and consider crafting a signature drink menu. Need some inspiration? Don’t miss our Spring Equinox Mocktail!

We hope this has given you some inspiration for your outdoor space. We can help create everything from signature bars to al fresco dining areas and covered outdoor gyms to help you make the very most of outdoor living, whatever the weather… Our gardens should be enjoyed as often as our homes. Let us help you find the perfect mix.

Ready to transform your outdoor bar into a stunning oasis? Let us take your vision to the next level! Our experienced team is eager to enhance your space with expert landscaping. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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