In An English Country Garden: 38 Glorious Garden Party Accessories

As we enter the season of sipping English sparkling wine and cloudy lemonade on lawns, we size up the most beautiful garden party accessories.

Is there anything more wonderful than a garden gathering, whether a laid-back shoes-off affair around an outdoor pizza oven, or a deliciously elegant al fresco party, complete with sparkling glasses of fizz, delicate canapés and wall-to-wall tea dresses? Whatever your style of garden party, it can only be made the lovelier by the right accessories, from magical lighting for when daylight turns to dusk and celebratory bunting to mark the day to caddies to transport the drinks, and parasols to shelter from the sun. Here’s how to throw an enchanting party.

By Nancy Alsop
May 2022

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Cottong Bread Bag, £18

Brassica Mercantile

Italian Splatterware Tableware, £15

Graham & Green

Wooden Leaf Serving Dish, £16.95

The Vintage Company

7.6L Airtight Glass Drinks Dispenser, NOW £16.99


Happi Organic Cotton Bunting Pin, £22


Sampara Storm Lantern, NOW £48

Jaques of London

Cotswold 6 Player Croquet Set With Wooden Box, NOW £499.99

Graham & Green

Set of 6 Melamine Cups, £36

Not On The High Street

Liberty Luxe Huge Quilted Outdoor Picnic Rug, £175

Pentreath & Hall

Multi Colour Dinner Candles, Pack of 25, £55

Boho Parasol Hut

The Florence, £195


Enamel Plate, £13.50

Skye McAlpine Tavola

Frutti Di Bosco Jug, £68


Khmer Fan, £12

Graham & Green

Matchbox Seat Pads, £35

The Sette

Berry Tablecloth, £165 – £200

Petersham Nurseries

White & Black Hammock, £200


Browning Lantern, £42

East London Parasol Company

Orange Aretha Octagonal Parasol, £965

Graham & Green

Coloured Rim Glasses, £5.95

Summerill & Bishop

Handblown Hexagonal Ridged Glass Water Jug with Yellow Rim, £255

Rowen & Wren

Handwoven Cotton Mattress, £119

Bell Tent Boutique

4M Bell Tent with Stove Hole, £444.99

Birdie Fortescue

Woven Rattan Sun Lounger – Green, £995

Sophie Conran

Sunburst Charger - Set of Eight, £100

Petersham Nurseries

Set of Three Rati Bud Vases, £25.50

Cox & Cox

Frosted Festoon Star Lights, £45

Odd Limited

Old Rocker Swing Seat, POA

Rowen & Wren

Lyle Water Glass, Carrier Set, £89

Aino and Alvar Aalto for Artek

Tea Trolley 901 White, £1,922

Garden Trading

Foscot Fire Pit Large – £280

Petersham Nurseries

Round Dining Table, £1,395


Colourful Fringed Garden Parasol With Metal Parasol Base, £299.99

Rowen & Wren

Rusted Outdoor Firepit, £106

Sophie Conran

Green Ravello Napkins, Set of 4, £55

Ferm Living

Path Hammock, £185

Sophie Conran

Galvanised Gardener's Tool Trug, NOW £19.60

Cox & Cox

Fringed Canopy – Antique White, £360

Not On The High Street

Cotton Bunting, £16

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