As Royal Ascot (June 15th – 19th) dominates the style pages of newspapers and magazines, we take a look at how you can create a garden fit for a queen, complete with all the trappings of a royal outdoor living experience.
A garden that’s fit for royalty needs to be equipped with the very best al fresco furniture, whether it’s for sitting on the edge of your seat to see if your horse comes home first, or sitting back to relax and bask in the glory of a winning bet.
For perching on the edge whilst you cheer on your favourite horse, the Portals Dark and Light chairs are part of a modern mixed media collection and also ideal for outdoor dining, with their contrasting wood and aluminum frames. Or you could go for the timelessly classic design of Maui, the perfect dining chair for outdoor occasions.
All you need now is to make sure your horses win – come on King’s Lynn, Pied Piper, Just Fine, Companionship, Tactical, Light Refrain and Chalk Stream!
If you’re more in the mood for sitting back while lesser mortals are doing all the work around you, a super-comfortable lounge chair might be just the thing. Exclusively designed in collaboration with the amazing Eden Project in Cornwall, which recently made headlines whilst members of the royal family and world leaders were in Cornwall for the G7 summit, the Samoa range is PVC free and constructed entirely of recycled materials, including in-house extruded Petan® fibers.
Samoa matching tables tops are manufactured from sustainable FSC™ Duraboard®, our unique blend of recycled eucalyptus sawdust and polyethylene resin, which together create a strong, durable structure. All manufactured in the most sustainable possible way.
After the Race is won
You might want to go one step further when your horses have all come home and recline in real style when the sun is setting, and pre-dinner drinks are starting to flow. Make like the late Princess Margaret with the stunning Bahamas collection, for perfect poolside or garden lounging on sultry summer days and nights.
A stunning choice for sprawling outdoor spaces, the Bahamas range offers premium comfort. Once again, the defining feature of this stunning collection is our specially formulated Petan® wicker, which as well as being extremely fashionable is highly durable, offering excellent support behind luxurious cushions. The FSC™ teak base and Olefin® premium fabric ensure that this a collection that is high-end in comfort, design and durability.
The Trappings of Royalty
If you’re going to feel like a queen it would be wise to put up some bunting, whether it’s a Union Jack design to show exactly where you are the ruler of. It’s Royal Ascot after all, so why not get the flags out!
Food fit for a King
Even a Queen has to eat – and a King most definitely does – so once you’ve got your garden ship shape, you need to come up with some regal recipes that will suit the most discerning of guests (especially the princes and princesses). How about Lobster or King Prawns with Jersey royal potatoes, washed down with some English champagne and topped with fresh strawberries and Eton Mess?