Our Top Trends for Autumn & Winter 2023

Fire Pit Garden Furniture Set

Autumn is here, and the first signs of cooler weather are beginning to appear, so now is the perfect time to prepare for the colder months while enjoying everything Autumn and Winter has to offer. Despite the cooler weather, you can still spend time outside relaxing in the garden.

Discover our favourite trends for Autumn & Winter 2023 in this blog post, which includes everything from fire pit garden furniture to storage boxes.

Fire Pit Casual Dining Sets

Nothing beats eating and relaxing outside as the Autumn sun sets, and we have  a great selection of fire pit casual dining sets available in various styles and sizes suitable for all gardens from leading brands (e.g. Bracken Outdoors) that can be used not only in Autumn and Winter, but also all year round due to their weather resistance.

By purchasing a fire pit casual dining set, you will be able to create the perfect environment for you to entertain your loved ones. The gas fire pits in the centre of the garden tables will bring a warm, evocative glow to your outdoor living space, allowing you to stay outside late into the night. Each fire pit table has a clear glass surround that allows you to enjoy the flames in a clean and safe manner.

All of our sets include a fashionable outdoor sofa as well as stools or benches. Padded seat and back cushions are included for enhanced comfort and style, allowing you to sink back and relax outside with warm cup of tea or nice glass of wine.

The UV-protected weave on our long-lasting collection of fire pit dining sets resist fading when exposed to direct sunlight, ensuring that they remain the focal point of your garden while providing the utmost levels of comfort & warmth for years to come.

Here are a selection of our best-selling garden furniture sets with a firepit table:

Bracken Outdoors Dakota Casual Dining Rectangular Corner Sofa Set with Firepit Table

Bracken Outdoors Dakota Casual Dining Rectangular Corner Sofa Set with Firepit Table

In any casual dining scenario (e.g. garden, patio, decking), the stunning Bracken Outdoors Dakota Rectangular Corner Sofa Set accommodates 8 to 10 people with ease.

This outdoor furniture set's sofa can be used as either a left or right corner. It has an aluminium frame, Slate Grey flatweave, and comes with Ash Grey cushions in addition to the table.

Set with a square firepit table is also available.

Kettler Palma Mini Corner Oyster Wicker Outdoor Sofa Set with Low Fire Pit Table

Kettler Palma Mini Corner Oyster Wicker Outdoor Sofa Set with Low Fire Pit Table

The Kettler Palma Mini Corner Oyster Wicker Outdoor Sofa Set with Low Fire Pit Table includes a mini corner sofa, 2 stools, and a low gas firepit table.

Weatherproof, handwoven synthetic wicker is used to create this garden furniture set. The gas fire pit is positioned in the middle of the low, which is long-lasting and easy to maintain.

The firepit table also includes a firepit glass surround and lid.

All garden cushions need to be stored indoors when your furniture set is not in use; we sell cushion bags in different sizes that will help your cushions to last longer and keep them dry. We also recommend using a weather-resistant garden furniture cover as an added layer of protection to keep your furniture clean when not in use.

Garden Storage Boxes

Garden storage boxes are perfect if you are looking for a place to safely store your garden furniture cushions, garden tools, and other accessories for the cooler months ahead. If you are planning to use your furniture frequently during the Autumn, a storage box will preserve the cushions in a simple and accessible location.

One clever and practical option for outdoor storage is the Robert Charles Aluminium Cushion & Storage Boxes. Available in small or large and in the colour grey, these metal boxes are made with an aluminium body and frame that have been powder-coated, so they can be left outside all year round. They also have a handle and wheels on one end, making it simple to move the box about the patio or garden.

Each box has a removable, zip-up lining that will protect your items from the elements and keep them dry.

Two hydraulic hinges are installed on the lid, allowing the box to be opened and closed effortlessly. The silver lid-sealing hatch features a small hole that may be padlocked for added security and locks the lid securely.

With two gas pistons inside, the lid can be lifted effortlessly and will fully remain open, so you can easily place your cushions inside. An additional layer of protection against showers and frost is provided by a water-resistant liner that is attached to the frame of the cushion box.

Robert Charles Sumo Large Aluminium Cushion & Garden Storage Box

They are made of weatherproof, synthetic wicker wrapped around a tough, aluminium frame.

Wooden Garden Benches

A perfect addition to any outdoor space, wooden garden benches are a lovely & comfortable place to relax & unwind in your garden as well as sit & socialise with your loved ones no matter what time of year.

Whether you're looking for a classic wooden garden bench, a stylish loveseat, or modern outdoor bench seating for the patio, terrace or balcony, you'll find a terrific selection of multi-purpose benches that are sure to make your garden a beautiful focal point. Examples of these benches are:

Alexander Rose Acacia Broadfield Wooden Garden Bench 5ft

Alexander Rose Acacia Broadfield Garden Bench 5ft

Beautifully designed and strongly built, the traditional features of the Alexander Rose Acacia Broadfield Wooden Bench 5ft will wonderfully enhance your garden. It features a curved and elegantly slatted seat and back, so you can sit outside comfortably for hours.

Able to seat at least 3 people, this garden bench is made of Acacia - a durable hardwood with a golden tone.

This wooden garden bench is made from Acacia, a durable and sustainably sourced hardwood with a golden tone that has an expected durability of 10 years. We recommend covering your bench with the Alexander Rose Bench Cover 5ft while not in use to increase its lifespan and preserve its original condition.

You can also maintain the quality of this bench by cleaning it with warm soapy water & a sponge or Timber Cleaner. Between treatments, the bench needs to be sanded lightly and retreated with Alexander Rose Timber Treatment.

Alexander Rose Pine Marlow 4ft Wooden Garden Bench

Ideal for a smaller garden or patio, the Alexander Rose Pine Marlow 4ft Bench is a sturdy, traditional piece of garden furniture that will look great in an environment that will show off its fine grain, which gives the bench such a lovely smooth feel.

Its slatted seat and curved high back with arm rests made of sustainable timber pre-treated for extended durability.

Pine is a softwood timber that varies from pale yellow to green. If treated annually, this bench can last up to 10 years. We suggest applying a preserver (e.g. Cuprinol, Ronseal) - do not use Timber Treatment or Protector, only Timber Sealer. You can also use the Alexander Rose Bench Cover 4ft to provide an extra layer of protection.

If you are looking for something a little bigger, this garden bench is also available in 5ft.

Alexander Rose Sherwood Cuckfield 6ft Garden Bench

Alexander Rose Sherwood Cuckfield 6ft Garden Bench

A modern twist on a traditional style of garden furniture, the Alexander Rose Sherwood Cuckfield 6ft Garden Bench will be a great focal point in your garden. It is made using Acacia timber with a slightly textured chestnut brown brush-painted finish.

The shape of this slatted bench is modified by its flared back legs and curved back & arms.

To clean the bench, you can use a sponge and warm soapy water. If you would like to prevent the bench from fading and preserve its wooden colour, we recommend applying timber sealer once it is assembled or leave the bench to weather for a long period of time. You can also use the Alexander Rose Bench Cover 6ft to give your bench extra protection.

If you wish to treat the bench again after its 1st season, we suggest cleaning it with Alexander Rose Teak Cleaner and a hand brush (don't sand it as this will remove its textured appearance), following by timber treatment or timber sealer.

Pizza Ovens

Outdoor pizza ovens have become an increasingly popular addition for the home. Whether you are a pizza-cooking newcomer or professional, they offer various benefits: 

  • Large Cooking Space - Owning a pizza oven gives you the freedom to expand your cooking skills and try out new recipes and different cuisines.
  • Family Cooking - These large ovens are a great way to get the family involved in cooking pizza and other delicious dishes.
  • Excellent Talking Point - As well as being able to cook great food, outdoor pizza ovens are a great topic of conversation you can have with family & friends.
  • Reduced Cooking Time - An outdoor pizza oven's strong and consistent heat speeds up the cooking process producing food with a well-seasoned, wood fire flavour.

We have a fantastic line-up of wood & gas-fired pizza ovens, plus dual fuel pizza ovens. Here are a few examples:

Draco Grills Gas Fired Outdoor Pizza Oven

Draco Grills Gas Fired Outdoor Pizza Oven

If you're looking for a good, multi-purpose pizza maker that you can use in your garden as well as on holiday, then the Draco Grills Gas Fired Outdoor Pizza Oven is the perfect one for you.

This portable pizza oven will bake fresh 12" pizzas in just 60 seconds and reaches 500°C (950°F) in just 15 minutes. It comes with a ceramic 12mm thick cooking board, along with a gas regulator and hose. It is made of a commercial grade cold-rolled carbon steel shell with a high-temperature resistant, powder-coated finish.

Fontana Piero Dual Fuel Build In Pizza Oven

Fontana Piero Dual Fuel Build-In Pizza Oven

Whether you are building a brand-new outdoor kitchen or upgrading your current outdoor cooking space, the Fontana Piero Dual Fuel Build-In Pizza Oven is guaranteed to give your area that "wow" factor.

This outdoor pizza oven, which can be powered by real wood or gas, can reach 400°C in just 10 minutes, allowing you to complete cooking your pizza within 15 to 20 minutes if you are in a hurry or it is getting late. Additionally, the oven's internal dimensions (40 x 60cm) allow it to cook up to two pizzas simultaneously without wasting any time.

 

If you need help choosing your items for this Autumn, our Customer Service team will be happy to help you. Or you can pay a visit to our showroom at Moss End Garden Village where you can check out a wide selection of our products.

It's almost Father's Day (Sunday 16th June) - a time to celebrate and express your love & gratitude for your dad, step-dad, granddad, or father-in-law. We know it can be challenging to choose the perfect present, so we have come up with a gift list to help you choose something for the garden that your dad will adore, whether it is grilling food on a Gas Barbecue or relaxing on a garden bench.

In recent years, there has been a growing enthusiasm for hosting parties in our gardens and outdoor areas, which has led to an increase in the demand for outdoor kitchens as people look for imaginative ways for bringing the indoors outside. 

If you want to improve the look of your outdoor space, now is the time to start thinking about the latest 2024 garden trends for this Spring.