As lockdown continues but we see hope for fewer restrictions to commence in the second half of 2021, there is still plenty of sunnier months ahead and time to redesign and upgrade your outdoor space. Perhaps it’s not an upgrade as such, but just a matter of giving your garden, patio, balcony or courtyard some TLC and transforming it into a space you can escape to and relax in. A time to soak up the warmer months which are among us.

We know that you know a lot about gardening and how to bring a exquisite floral display to your garden during the summer. We also know that you know more than enough around the benefits of growing your own produce, having a herb garden or thriving veg patch to keep your garden going. What we are going to discuss is the many ways you can stylise or adapt your outdoor space into a garden getaway or a lockdown Staycation with Dobies!

Let’s talk all things patio ideas, garden inspiration, outdoor seating, lighting, decor and hopefully BBQs this summer! Whatever size of your outdoor space, whether you have a small balcony, or a massive garden, our guide to creating a luxurious outdoor space will make sure you take full advantage of the summer months this year, and hopefully extend the outdoor living to colder months with the correct design ideas!

Outdoor Seating

There’s nothing better than finishing a long day at the office, or grafting in the garden since sunrise, than sitting back in the warm evenings and admiring what surrounds you. There isn’t a better way to do this than by adding luxurious and comfortable seating to your garden. Whether you prefer a classic wooden bench, fancy sofas or swinging in a hammock, there are many options when it comes to spending as much time as possible outdoors.

Balcony Furniture Set

The perfect companion for enjoying your balcony.

The Balcony Furniture Set is the perfect companion to enjoy sunny days on your balcony. This compact dining set is made from FSC certified acacia wood.

The FSC certification is considered the “gold standard” classification for wood harvested from forests that are responsibly managed, environmentally conscious, and economically viable.

Meaning that you can be safe in the knowledge when you’re enjoying your new beautiful Balcony Furniture Set, the wood was sourced ethically.

RSPB Table Set

An attractive table and bench set ideal for a patio, decking or lawn and for outdoor entertaining or enjoying dinner outside with the family. Built in the UK from FSC Redwood and arrives fully assembled.

This stylish outdoor range of furniture and planters is designed by the RSPB and your purchases will help to support their valuable work in nature conservation. It’s built in the UK from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC©) certified Redwood. when you see the FSC© logo you can buy with confidence that you’re helping to ensure our forests are alive for generations to come.

Hudson Storage Bench

If space is limited and you want a bench that is for more than just sitting, the Hudson Storage Bench is perfect for you. You get to enjoy using it to admire the view ahead while investing in a space where you can store your outdoor accessories too!

Provides a comfortable seating option for two adults. Perfect for storing gardening supplies or cushions. Lockable storage for added security (lock not included).

The innovative wood look and feel technology provides all the stylish benefits of wooden furniture with none of the maintenance drawbacks. ‘Maintenance Free’. Durable weather-resistant resin material. The floor panel protects against mud and rainwater. 


Have you heard of the sunbubble? These things have been around a while but are fully back in trend. Mainly used as a bubble against the sun, but why not set it up in the garden for a date night? That’s what we saw happening this valentines! Create your own exciting planetarium in a bubble! This stylish dome-shaped plant house can be used for many things, like seating but also as a seasonal greenhouse or conservatory. The curved shape means that the surface stays at 90° to the direction of the sun all day long, achieving minimum reflection and maximum penetration of light, creating an optimum growing environment that will extend your growing season.

Eleanor Double Folding Hanging Cocoon

A great seating option for anyone who likes to wind down and chill out in the garden. A super comfy option that is also modern in design and finished in a deep charcoal colour. You can also customise this chair in the summer with some vibrant cushions or even a blanket to cosy up to in the evening!

Sturdy steel frame and holds an aluminium framed double cocoon chair. It is finished with stylish synthetic rattan, A large comfortable seat and back cushions. This chair features an innovative folding design meaning it can be folded down for easy storage when not in use. 

Outdoor Lighting, BBQs & Firepits

As the chills of winter set in, or you one to sit out all night through summer, you can still enjoy relaxing in your garden with our range of garden and patio heaters, lights and BBQs. We have a great choice of modern, rustic or classic styles of heaters to keep you toasty warm in the garden from autumn through to spring.

Galaxy Candle Lamp

This contemporary candle lamp features a striking finish of painted and natural finish wood, manufactured from FSC 100% eucalyptus. Ideal for the smaller garden, a piece that is appealing as it is practical.

Prestige Fire Pit

Keep warm with this one! Manufactured from pressed steel. Brushed copper finish. Dimensions 152 x 80cm diameter. Ash catcher drawer for easy cleaning. Large hinged access drawer. 360° protective screen.

Firepit Galore!

Garden Brazier

Perfect for warmth and light in summer evenings. Everyone can gather around one of these in the garden and enjoy!

Drinks Cooler Table – Large

Perhaps when you relaxing outside you like a cold beverage? Then how about one of these on the patio! Available in 3 colours. High-quality PE resin bowl. Mineral oiled bamboo chopping board lid. Powder-coated aluminium champagne tray. Magnetic bottle opener attaches on top.

Pizza Ovens & BBQs

Garden Decor

Outdoor decor and structures are brilliant for creating shape and shelter in the garden and we have a range to suit all tastes, budgets and purposes. A canopy or arbour makes a stylish statement, as well as offering welcome cover or shade for relaxing and entertaining in your garden. These are just a few of the additions you could be adding to the garden to make that lockdown staycation a permanent garden escape!

Gothic Gazebo

If you have a seating area, why not give it a bit more shape and make a statement? You really can with this gazebo!

A stunning focal point for your garden. Frames a feature plant, statue or a fountain. The larger sizes will make room enough for a garden table and chairs.

Perfect for a summer tea party. Why not add some lattice Infills to allow plants to grow around the entire structure.

Sizes available: 1.5m (5′) diameter x 2.6m (8’6″) height & 1.8m (6′) diameter x 2.6m (8’6″) height.

Geisha Cantilever Parasol

A wonderfully impressive cantilever parasol with fibreglass ribs and aluminium pole. The base rotates 360 degrees for all day shade. It includes a steel cross base. Optional 80kg base recommended for this parasol. 3m diameter. Colours Available – Taupe or Grey.

Galaxy Plant Shelf

A great shelf to prop up your plants to make a statement in the seating area! A beautifully designed, large, four shelf plant shelf in a new galaxy blue colour for 2020! 100cm wide x 30cm deep x 135cm high. Made from 100% FSC certified eucalyptus, these products will add style to any garden.

Gothic Tall Outdoor Mirror

This large mirror is based upon old GothIc style church windows and with this outdoor item, you can add a new dimension to your garden. The powder coated frame means there’s no need to worry about rust ruining the beauty of your garden, and the waterproofed mirror will ensure that the weather will not spoil your view either. The mirror glass creates the illusion of extra space and is the perfect way to decorate your garden.

We hope you have found our selection of outdoor accessories and seating to really make your own lockdown staycation! If this has been inspiring and you are able to transform your outdoor space into a place that is relaxing, let us know!
Whatever else you doing on plot, or indoors, make sure to share your gardening activities on our social media pages!

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