When you’re moving house, it’s easy to decide what you need to take with you in the furniture stakes, but it can often be tricky to know what you can take from your precious garden. Does it involve uprooting your favourite plants and trees ? Well not exactly. Gardens are pretty big and there’s a lot to them and you can’t take it all with you. What you need to do is work out what the essence of your garden is and ask yourself “what does your garden mean to you” ? Is it entertaining, chilling or just good old-fashioned pottering? And once you know the answer then you can work out what are the essential components you need to make your version of garden life possible wherever you go.
Brendan recently moved from a big established garden near the beach to a small inner city garden. And so had to think very carefully about what elements were portable and adaptable that he could take with him that still give him what he needed from an outdoor space.
This is Brendan Moar's Travelling Garden Kit:
- 1 screen
- 1 table
- 1 candelabra
- ½ dozen plants
- 2 chairs
You've just got to be able to sit in a garden. That’s going to make it instantly feel like a space to spend time in. And a bit of atmospheric lighting makes a garden. It means that once the sun has set, you can still hang outdoors and enjoy the evening. And I think it helps to create a ceiling to the garden as well.
And it’s pretty easy once you work out what your garden means to you and what you want from your outdoor space.
Now your kit will look totally different. Because you might not be able to give up the BBQ or the wading pool or the sand pit or totem tennis or the day bed (everyone needs a daybed…).