THE SUMMER QUESTION

Cherry blossoms along the road. Neighbour’s front garden is enviable. Daffodils by the drive. It’s still light. The sounds and smells of mowing the lawn. Early evening sun. It got me thinking. I haven’t got long now.

What am I going to do with my garden this summer?  Here’s a few ideas to get you FIRED up and ready for Summer 24… OUT-GRILL THE JONES’!

 

9 Garden Ideas For 2024

Here at Grillo, we are fortunate to get to see all the creative work that goes into folk’s projects. Check out some of our favourites below!

1. Urban Eden

Small garden. Big Sydney. Small kitchen. Big soul.

Hemmed in on all sides by towering pillars of privet. A scattering of the sun’s harsh rays pierce the gloom; the contrast dazzles but something glints. This is the urban jungle, the inner city. So narrow, so often neglected. But these confines can hide surprises, and today it’s an outdoor kitchen. Sometimes the smallest spaces seems to have the most spellbinding possibilities. It may only be case in a supporting role, but a kitchen can transform a space. Turramurra, Sydney.

2. Gone Country

Gone back to your roots?

There’s nothing like an English country garden. Red brick paths. Lavender. Natural stone. Blue skies. Green grass. Britain is full of classic traditional country gardens, and the beauty of the Grillo kitchen is that it’s neutral colours blends in perfectly with any architecture. This project in Skipton coming soon! See a country project here.

3. Pizza & Prosecco

Mozzarella. Flames. Theatre. Wood-smoke.

Pizza mastery is a worthy addition to anyone’s lifetime bucket list. A wood-fired pizza oven gives an incredibly authentic result, every time. A slice of Italy in your garden, coupled with your favourite prosecco, what more could you want?  More prosecco?  We sat down with Marco Biasetti, brand ambassador at Delivita to hear about Italy, pizza, and life in general. Watch Marco here.

4. Big & Small

Small space. Big aspirations. Small charity. Big impact.

Grillo donated this outdoor kitchen to Butterfly Effect Wellbeing in Harlow, and it featured on BBC’s DIY SOS Christmas Special 2023. Butterfly Effect Wellbeing, based at The Latton Bush Center in Harlow, is a beacon of hope and support for struggling community members. We were delighted to support this very worthy cause!

5. Sydney Blues

Blues? Blue pool. Blue sky. Blue BBQ smoke. Got the blues!

Nothing says ‘summer’ more than a Grillo kitchen & pool combo. What else is there to say, other than, bring on the weekend? Check out these pool projects below:

Copthorne, West Sussex. Grillo kitchen & pool project.

West Malling, Kent. Grillo kitchen & pool project.

6. Holiday Kitchen

The holiday house kitchen. Lakeside.

This lakeside holiday hideaway can be found in Silverlake Holiday Homes in Dorset. The modern country estate provides design-led holiday homes in a secure setting, looking out onto freshwater lakes and sweeping countryside views. What more could you want?

Read more about Silverlake Holiday Homes.

7. Blockbuster

Dreaming of your own rockstar pad?

To quote garden designer Tim Horner: “English gardens have transformed a lot, from that sort of quaint brick path with lavenders down the side, to these big blockbuster outdoor living spaces. People want to want to be out in their gardens, doing what they do inside – but outside.”

👆What Tim said… read our full interview here.

8. In the Clouds

A rooftop garden? For most of us it’s just castles in the air.

This breathtaking rooftop bar terrace is home to elevated corporate entertainment. This exquisite space boasts a captivating bar, a BBQ area, and an array of lush potted plants that envelop the surroundings. Set against the backdrop of the iconic London skyline, this terrace serves as the perfect canvas for unforgettable company parties, corporate events, and a retreat for employees seeking relaxation.

Read more about Roof Terraces.

9. Stepping Stone Island

Island kitchen. Stepping stone access.

This island-style Grillo Outdoor Kitchen, in Altrincham, Cheshire, naturally creates a communal vibe. Complete with three of our Vantage Bar and Stool Units opposite the Bull Gas Grill and Gusto, this ingenious arrangement isn’t just about cooking, but also about encouraging interactions and forging unbreakable bonds with friends and family. Landscaping by Walker Landscape & Design.

Ready to start building?

Head to our online shop to browse the pre-designed Vantage layouts, or to build your own!