The good old British summertime is just around the corner, and you’re probably starting to get that giddy excitement over the prospect of eating and drinking in the warm night air and boozy weekend barbecues with all your nearest and dearest. And this year we’ll be embracing garden gatherings more than ever before, with restrictions now easing enough for us to finally get out our patio furniture and dust off the grill, and get ourselves ready for some sophisticated dinners on the decking—or what will inevitably turn into competitive steak-grilling and gin-drinking from a Super Soaker 500… Get party-ready with the garden basics But whatever your glorious garden party vibe, you have to lay the furniture foundations first. Because no amount of fancy festoon lights, expertly flame-grilled barbecued grub or fruit-filled boozy pitchers will hold up if your guests are stuck shielding their eyes from the blaring sun while eating burgers because there’s nowhere shady to dine, or they’re getting soaked from the rain because there’s nowhere to take shelter (either that, or someone’s started on the Super Soakers early). So it’s time to get planned and prepped and weather-proof your garden for the big summer of garden gatherings. And it all starts with parasols… Sturdy and stylish parasols for your outdoor space Alas, parasols are surely the outdoor attire of chic city bars, poolside havens and trendy food markets, you say? Not so! Parasols are the ultimate contemporary companion for your garden. They make an impressive canopy over your lawn, terrace or patio, and elevate your outdoor space into somewhere decidedly luxurious. We have a range of home parasols, including market parasols and cantilever parasols, so you can find the perfect style, size and colour for your home and indulge in outdoor living all year round— most importantly, if the heavens open at your garden gathering. If the British weather lets you down, our sturdy and stylish parasols won’t. What is a market parasol? This is the most traditional parasol. It has a lightweight aluminium frame, strong waterproof canvas canopy, and the supporting pole is right in the centre—just like your typical umbrella. You will have no doubt feasted underneath one of these premium parasols outside a café, bar or restaurant many a time—hence it being part of our Café Series—but they’re equally as popular for residential use, helping you endure the elements at home all year round. What is a cantilever parasol? A cantilever parasol is, dare we say, a bit of a sophisticated step up in the parasol world—and they’re becoming increasingly popular. The main difference is that the supporting pole and weighted base is mounted to the side, rather than being positioned centrally under the canopy like you’d find in the traditional market parasol. This means it doesn’t get in the way, which makes the cantilever parasol much more versatile, and it can effortlessly hang over your garden furniture, whether that’s your garden table or a sun lounger. It also has 360° rotation, so you can block out the low afternoon sun with unlimited tilt positions. The Aurora Parasol is an elegant and lightweight number for your garden, but the Eclipse Parasol is hardier—this high-performance and heavy-duty parasol will shelter your outdoor space, whatever the weather. Can I use these parasols for my business? Absolutely! While we’re gearing up for a summer of garden gatherings, our parasols are ideal for a massive range of commercial businesses. Be it hospitality or something else—we’ll sort you out with the perfect parasol to help your business boom outdoors this summer. What if I only need parasols temporarily? We get it. With social distancing still being a big part of our lives, you might be expanding you indoor business into the outdoors temporarily—but be planning to reign it all back inside once things return to ‘normal’. If that’s the case, it’s no problem. We’ll support you with parasol hire while you operate outdoors over the summer, and then you can return to your venue’s usual indoor setting when government restrictions ease sufficiently. What if I only need parasols for one event? That’s no problem, either. You might be doing a one-off food festival, holding a sporting event, or hosting a wedding party. If you need parasols for a specific event, we’ve still got you covered, so you won’t compromise your party on parasols. And if you’re based in the North West, we also offer installation, so you don’t need to worry about learning how to put up and take down any heavy-duty kit when you’ve got an event to coordinate. Whether you want to get your garden looking glorious or boost your business, check out our premium parasols today.