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Cooking in the garden

Outdoor cooking is the very latest in garden trends and we've got a great range of garden cooking facilities to help you spend every balmy summer evening eating under the stars.

Simple clay ovens or chimineas, stylish firepits or sophisticated state-of-the-art outdoor kitchens are all perfect for eating out every night. Give your outdoor oven its own space with a designated seating area on a hard standing such as a patio or terrace. If you can, site your fruit vegetable garden close by for super-fresh food cooked seconds from being picked.

It's especially important to harvest salads and herbs fresh so they don't lose any of that just-picked crispness. and we have a great range to choose from in our garden centre for planting generously in containers dotted around the seating area. You could even grow salads on the table itself as a pretty edible centrepiece. And a pergola or arbour over the top not only helps shelter you from the sun: it acts as a support for your pudding if you clothe it in climbing grapes or kiwi fruit, both available in our garden centre.

Please ask the staff in our Basingstoke garden centre for more information and advice about setting up an outdoor eating area in your garden.

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