Spending time in the garden can be incredibly restorative, especially if you turn it into your own personal sanctuary. As we enter the summer months, you'll – naturally – be planning on spending more time in your garden.

If you want to create a beautiful garden that’s alive with flowers and invites people to kick back and relax, Somerlap can provide you with all the things you need. Read on for tips on how to create your perfect garden sanctuary.

Divide up your garden

If you have a long, thin garden – like many town house owners – you might be tempted to simply work on planting flowers along the borders. However, dividing up the space can make it much more interesting and allows for you to create different themed areas. In fact, dividing up your garden can actually help it to look bigger.

In order to achieve a divided garden with separate sections, one option might be to put up trellis panels. You can then use climbing flowers to bring colour and aroma to each new area. Consider which way your trellis is facing and pick something suitable for the effect you want to achieve. Browse our range of trellis panels, built to last from quality timber.

Archways are the perfect way to create an interesting transition from one area of your garden to the next. Our elegant softwood Somerlap Arch provides the perfect gateway into your sanctuary area. And why not add climbing plants or flowers to your arch to enhance its natural look?

Add shady spots

As much as we all love the sun (when it decides to shine, that is) it is always good to get a break from it and relax in a shady spot. If you have the space, a pergola can provide a sheltered, private area for you to enjoy your beautiful garden. Our Pergolas are made to order and can be built to almost any size or specification – so you know it will fit your garden exactly.

Or, if you want a solution that’s slightly less space consuming – but similar in effect – an arbour creates a beautiful shady sitting spot. Somerlap's delightful timber Apex Arbour will fit the bill, whatever space you’re working with.

Include garden furniture

Comfortable seating is a must for your relaxing garden haven. The Roble Folding Tea Set For Two makes a lovely addition to any patio, lawn or decking set up. Or, if you'd like to be lulled into a gentle al-fresco nap, why not try our Outdoor Softwood Garden Swing Seat?

Read our blog on how to clean wooden garden furniture for tips on how to keep your outdoor relaxation space looking spick and span.

Wooden swing seat

Decorate sheds with frameworks

Using trellis or decorative lattice panels to enhance large features in your garden (such as sheds), will give you the perfect platform for growing flowers or climbing plants.

Somerlap's Omega Fencing Panel with Lattice Top is robust, elegant and made from long-lasting, FSC certified softwood timber – ideal for placing around a shed or summer house.

Need advice on how to create a beautiful garden?

The Somerlap team are happy to give you advice about any of our products, helping you create a beautiful garden. Contact us today, or pay a visit to our Somerset site.

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