Summer is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors and this does not have to mean taking a day trip away from home. Your garden, often overlooked during the colder months, can become the ultimate retreat to enjoy some time in the sun and enjoy the offerings of nature.
With simple activities like grounding, backyard yoga, lunchtime picnics, and garden games – you can make the most out of your garden during summer.
So the next time you think of enjoying some time outdoors, just take a step out of your front (or back) door and try these simple yet relaxing activities.
Ways to make the most out of your garden during summer:
Create designated grounding spaces in your garden where you can connect with nature and unwind. Consider installing a cosy outdoor seating area, complete with comfortable cushions and blankets. Opt for earthy tones and natural materials to foster a sense of tranquility. Surround these spaces with potted plants and fragrant flowers to engage all your senses and create a serene atmosphere.
Since the pandemic, many people are still working from home or following a hybrid work schedule. On the days you’re not stuck at the office, why not enjoy a peaceful lunch in your garden?
Transform your garden into the perfect picnic spot for lazy summer afternoons. Invest in a durable picnic blanket, and scatter vibrant cushions to create a relaxed seating arrangement. Pack a basket with your favourite snacks, refreshing drinks, and seasonal fruits. Embrace the beauty of al fresco dining, surrounded by the sights and sounds of your garden. It’s the ideal way to savour summer while basking in the open air.
Turn your garden into a yoga sanctuary, where you can practice mindfulness and find your center. Set up a yoga mat on a flat, shaded area and surround it with potted plants for a touch of natural serenity. Consider incorporating a small water feature or wind chimes to add a calming soundtrack to your practice. The combination of fresh air and the soothing sounds of nature will elevate your yoga experience and contribute to your overall well-being.
We haven’t forgotten about the little ones! One of the best ways to enjoy your garden space is by playing garden games with the little ones. Plan a day of fun games by inviting friends and family over and turn your garden into the ultimate playground.
Simple games like a garden treasure hunt, sack races and even just simply running through the sprinklers on a hot day can be the best ways to enjoy your garden space. If you have flowering blooms, allow the kids to pick a few of their favourites and get creative with press flower art. You can also collect rocks and set up a creative space for them to enjoy a little time doing rock art.
After a long day’s work, there is nothing better than enjoying a peaceful time out in your garden space. Watching the sky is one relaxing way to unwind at the end of a warm summer day. Extend the enjoyment of your garden into the evening by incorporating subtle lighting elements. Hang fairy lights, place lanterns on tables, or install solar-powered path lights to create a magical ambiance. This not only enhances the visual appeal of your garden but also allows you to continue enjoying the space after the sun sets.
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