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Shade Solutions for Garden Furniture

Shade solutions for Garden Furniture can present a number of options, so the following are some ideas for you to consider.

Natural Shade
As it the photos below, this swing seat is in the Sitting Spiritually Garden and was placed next to a Eucalyptus Tree and a Clematis Montana was planted which now scrambles up the tree and creates a perfect natural canopy for the swing seat. Likewise the Pergola in the Sitting Spiritually Garden has roses and clematis climbing up it, providing shade and shelter. In both cases this has been achieved relatively quickly, providing a practical, and very attractive, shade solution.

Clematis creating natural shade
Rose & Clematis natural shade
Natural Shade

Bridgeman make excellent garden umbrellas, their cantilever umbrellas are perfect for placing behind your garden furniture, as shown in the photograph below. Cantilever umbrellas sit to the side of garden furniture and arch over, providing a large amount of shade. They are easy to manoeuvre and can be tilted at varying angles to adjust for the movement of sunlight throughout the day. They are available in a range of colours and sizes.

Cantilever Umbrella

Shade Sails
Shade Sails were developed in Australia over 25 years ago to provide versatile protection against the sun's harmful UV rays. Essentially, a 'Shade Sail' is a non-permanent fabric membrane that is held up by fixings on poles or attached to a building, in a horizontal or angled manner, so as with an umbrella or parasol, can be effectively placed over your garden furniture. Shade Sails are simple yet visually striking and provide up to 96% UV protection: lightweight, contemporary and elegant, the shapes are a departure from traditional garden awnings and have been specifically designed to meet the needs presented by the UK weather in modern outdoor design. Shade Sails provide a focal point for entertaining or relaxing, or add a sculptural yet practical feature to your garden furniture. Thank you to Kemp Sails for the above information.

Shade Sail over swing seat

We hope this gives you some ideas to ponder and are always happy to discuss your options.

Posted by Siobhan on June 18th 2015

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