GardenSite has been out in force at the GLEE Trade Exhibition in Birmingham this week sourcing new products, innovations and better deals to bring to its customers. Here's Robert Hall's report on what has been happening.
Sale prices for Garden Arbours, or any product on sale, are always going to grab the headlines. It is the nature of the market driven economy that we live in. But UK consumers are far too sophisticated to be that easily misled, as we also understand that if it looks too good…..!
New product ideas; lateral thinking and different perspectives mean any market continues to evolve, and as consumers we make the final choice. And long may that continue.
And we have certainly voted with our wallets when it comes to wooden garden arbours in particular, but garden arbours in general. Or a garden arbor, as the American spelling seems to dictate?
It doesn’t take a lot work out why either. A bench is a bench is a bench but it does not offer any protection from the sun (yes we have had some sun this summer), the wind or the rain. An arbour does and at the same time the seat of the arbour is also protected, even when you haven’t got your backside planted on it. The elements and low flying birds mean we forever have to maintain a bench, but not a seat in an arbour.
For cat lovers there is somewhere to cuddle up after a night on the tiles. And for old lovers there is somewhere to just cuddle up together. Do you need time to think, time to read, or just time alone? A Garden Arbour offers all this.
And for less than you might imagine. The StoreMore Artemis Garden Arbour is substantially under the £200.00 price point, particularly when on promotion. It is a very comfortable two seat arbour with an attractive diamond effect trellis which is pleasing on the eye just as it is, but can also be used to grow plants up to add a floral scent to the occasion.
Forest Fencing's very popular Limoge Garden Arbour is beautifully styled. The seat, the high roof, the finials have all been designed to work together as one piece of outdoor garden furniture. So many arbours can look like a bench inside a tent? Not this beauty.....and the price is attractive too. Under seat storage adds a very practical touch.
Most gardens have a corner or two, which goes part way to explaining the popularity of the Rowlinson Haven Corner Arbour, but there is a lot more to this garden arbour than its shape. Two generous seats allow you to sit together, or opposite. The open panels in the wings allow great visibility whilst the back has delicate infill panels that add a touch of class and charm. It can be painted to suit your individual colour scheme, or simply stained for the natural look. It has an attractive roof and therefore creates a great focal point in the garden as well. At under £400.00 it is an investment in both time and beauty.
And last, but not least, I suggest you look at the Zest Dorset Storage Arbour. This is a bench, a seat, an arbour and a garden store, all in one!. Lift the seat and a cavernous trunk is revealed which is great for garden storage, particularly during the summer months. Priced around £200.00 this is a winning product from a relatively new competitor in the market. My customers love this.... and as I said before, they make the final choice.
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You can view our full range of Garden Arbours, all of which can be delivered throughout mainland UK.
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