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18 of the best garden accessories for your outdoor space

From cool pots and planters to must-have seeds and tools, these designs will transform your garden into a stylish oasis

juile harrison frieda planters
Julie Harrison

Whether your garden is small or spacious, a balcony or just a window sill, it’s essential that it look its best for the al fresco gatherings on the horizon this spring and summer. If your garden furniture needs a facelift we suggest our guide to the best outdoor fabrics to buy now. For everything else, there’s our edit of gardening kit that will have your space looking at its blooming best in no time…

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1 Iron watering can by Toast
toast's cast iron watering can
Toast

Keep forgetting to water your houseplants? Invest in one of these matt black iron beauties from Toast and, we guarantee, the chore will become a pleasure. The long, slender spout delivers a slow, splash-free flow, ideal for smaller pots or those in hard-to-reach places. £37, to.ast

2 ‘Rusted Outdoor Pizza Oven’ by Rowen & Wren
rowen  wren's outdoor pizza oven
Rowen & Wren

Outdoor pizza ovens are generally large, built-in affairs, but, at just 85cm high by 37cm wide and 40cm deep, this nifty little freestanding model in attractive Corten steel can fit in the smallest of spaces. Most importantly though, it can reach temperatures of up to 400°C, meaning your margheritas or pepperonis will always have a light, crispy base. £540, rowenandwren.co.uk

3 Long handled tools by Greenman Garden Tools
greenman long handled tools
Chris Watson

Borders and raised beds can sometimes present a bit of a problem for the gardener – there’s not enough room for a full-sized digging spade or fork, but your hand tools can’t quite reach the full depth of the bed. This new range from Devon-based firm Greenman Garden Tools solves that at a stroke, coupling hand-tool sized stainless-steel heads with extra-long, ergonomic ash handles. From £13.99 each, greenmangardentools.com

4 ‘Garden Basket’ by Little Garden Shop
claudia de young's handmade trug
Claudia de Yong

Made in the UK from sustainably sourced coppiced wood, this range of baskets and trugs are versatile enough to be used both indoors and out. Crafted from larch, steamed, bark-on sweet chestnut and sweet chestnut splints, all fixed together using copper and bronze nails. £75, littlegardenshop.com

5 ‘Herb’ by Mark Diacono
herb a cook's companion by mark diacono
Hardie Grant

Herbs are the most evocative of plants. The resinous scent of rosemary; the sherbet hit of lemon verbena... all transport us in a way no potato or cabbage can. Mark Diacono’s latest book Herb perfectly captures these life-enhancing properties, urging us all to make more room for them in our gardens and on our plates. A handy A-Z covers growing, harvesting and uses, while dozens of mouth-watering recipes lure us out of our culinary comfort zones. Hardie Grant, £26, out 15 April

6 ‘Frida’ planters by Julie Harrison
juile harrison frieda planters
Julie Harrison

A Parisian client, who wanted some ‘out-of-the-ordinary planters’ for herbalcony, inspired French garden designer Julie Harrison to create a range of eye-catching geometric mosaic pots. The latest addition to the 10-strong collection is ‘Frida’ (pictured), its vibrant colourway an homage to Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. From approx £98, julepaysage.com

7 ‘Taupe’ garden tool by Bacsac
bacsac gardening hand tools
Bacsac

This robust and sculptural garden tool is hand-forged from carbon steel. Splayed prongs are designed to aerate and mix soil ready for for planting while its rounded handle is easy to hold and manoeuvre. £64, amara.com

8 ‘Vivero’ watering can by AYTM
vivero watering can in silver
Fotograf Christian B // YELLOWS

Sleek and sculptural, the ‘Vivero’ watering can by Danish brand AYTM has a long, elegant spout to direct the water straight to the plant's roots. Plus, it's stylish enough to be left on display once your watering is done. £106, finnishdesignshop.com

9 ‘Forno Deluxe Garden Set’ by Morsø
morso forno deluxe garden set
Søren Gammelmark

Swap your barbecue for Morsø’s cast iron wood-fired oven and enjoy crispy pizzas, succulent meat and fish and tender vegetables all summer long. The set includes everything you need to get started the Forno outdoor oven, outdoor table, Flue Pipe, Forno Cover, Forno Door, Tuscan Grill, Pizza Peel, Tongs, Ash Scraper and Cook Book. £1,899, osoliving.com

10 ‘Chubby egg cup’ plant pot by Tina Vaia
chubby egg cup planter by tina vaia
WA Green

Handcrafted in Spain, this glazed terracotta plant pot will infuse your outdoor (or indoor) space with a sunny holiday vibe. There are various sizes and colour ways to choose from – best used for shapely succulents, luscious ferns and sculptural cacti. Medium planter, £295, wagreen.co.uk

11 Graen Studios seeds
graen studios seeds
Graen Studios

Karl Blossfeldt’s 1929 Art Forms in Nature was the starting point for the series of photographic studies that cover these seed packets. All feature plants, including rocket and nasturtiums, grown by the company’s founders or their plant-community friends. £4.50 each, graenstudios.com

12 ‘Modern Ikebana’ by Victoria Gaiger and Tom Loxley
modern ikebana book
Ludion

‘Modern Ikebana’ is a book that looks at the ancient Japanese art of floral arrangement and how it connects us to nature through its 21st century exponents. Divided into ‘Modern Masters’, ‘Floral Contemporary’, ‘Punkebana’ and ‘Floral Sculptors’, it includes Wagner Kreusch of the London Flower School and Terri Chandler and Katie Smyth of floral design studio Worm. £30, ludion.be

13 Japanese Secateurs by Sokan
sokan japanese secateurs from genus
Genus

A good pair of secateurs is a must for any gardener and these ones from Japanese brand Sokan more than fit the bill. Hot forged in high carbon steel, they are incredibly strong and well balanced, with the blade and handle crafted from a single piece of metal. An ideal gift, the secateurs come beautifully packaged and are available from Cotswolds-based Genus. £80, genus.gs

14 ‘Geo’ self-watering plant pot by Pikaplant
pika plant self watering plant pot
Pika Plant

Handcrafted in Pikaplant’s studio in Amsterdam, this sleek ‘Geo’ ceramic and glass planter is designed to emulate a natural aquifer, gradually filtering water into the plant’s soil as it’s needed. No more under- or over-watering – simply refill the reservoir and let your plant do the rest. £45, padlifestyle.com

15 ‘Gardener's Skincare’ by Denys & Fielding
denys fielding gardeners skincare range
Richard Huggins

Kent-based Denys & Fielding’s range of deliciously scented, 100 per cent plant-based skincare, including bath oils, hand balm and a nail pumice, offers a welcome tonic after a day of digging and deadheading. All are presented in stylish amber glass bottles and jars. From £7.50, denysandfielding.co.uk

16 ‘Fenja’ flower pot with stand by Broste Copenhagen
broste copenhagen fenja flower pot stand
Broste Copenhagen

For maximum impact, why not experiment by adding pots, planters and stands of different sizes, shapes or heights to your garden or balcony? Try combining pieces such as those the ‘Fenja’ range by Broste Copenhagen. £195 for a set of two pots and stands, nordicnest.com

17 ‘Water tower’ mini planter by Tiipoi
concrete tower planter by tiipoi
Tiipoi

Design studio Tiipoi has created a series of hand-cast concrete planters based on Indian water towers. Founder Spandana Gopal is a graduate of UAL, and the range is one of the latest to be added to the institution’s innovative retail outlet, Not Just A Shop. £69, notjustashop.arts.ac.uk

18 ‘Curlew’ wall light by Pooky
pooky outdoor lighting
Pooky

Pooky’s new range of outdoor lighting is perfect for security, as well as helping you make better use of your space. From directions spotlights to lanterns and wall-mounted designs, there's something for every garden. We love the ‘Curlew’ design for its rustic style and burnished finish. £100, pooky.com

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