For those of us who love our gardens, it is often the little touches that make all the difference. With our varied and intriguing range of outdoor accessories, you can add a personal touch to your external spaces that will really bring your garden to life.
Our garden dining accessories are perfect for turning an al fresco meal into an occasion. Table decorations are taken care of, from attractive tablecloths to eye-catching vases for creating your centrepiece.
We like to combine practical solutions with unusual and authentic styles - check out these genuine wooden brick moulds and chapati boards sourced directly from India.
The brick moulds can be used to carry or store condiments, cutlery and napkins an the table, or else make a visually pleasing centrepiece themselves filled with cut herbs or dried flowers. The chapati boards are an ideal serving solution for bread, fruit, biscuits or cakes, or could be used to place candles on.
Whatever your preference, there are plenty of options for getting your guests talking at dinner. You could even go a step further and create a formal banqueting air with our delicate clear glass place name holders.
Garden eating does not always have to be a sit-down-at-table affair, and one of the great joys of having an outdoor space is being able to use it at the drop of a hat to make the most of fine weather whenever it arrives. Our outdoor accessories range therefore also includes the things you would need to throw a quick picnic lunch on the lawn, from picnic baskets for carrying essentials from the kitchen, to soft cotton throws to sit on.
At Jo Alexander, we are great believers in maximising every opportunity to enjoy being outdoors. And while we are blessed in this country with fantastically long mid-summer evenings, we don’t see any reason why the party should have to move indoors on warm, balmy nights just because dusk falls - especially when the evenings draw in later in the summer, even while the weather is still fine.
That is why our garden accessories range includes a comprehensive choice of lighting options, such as lanterns, tea lights and candle holders. There is nothing quite like the warm evocative flicker of candle light at dusk, and we provide plenty of options to help create that perfect late evening mood.
Glass storm lanterns make a stylish addition to any table, while hurricane lanterns feature a useful carry handle so they can be moved about easily. Tea light holders bring an exotic touch of the orient to your garden, whether arranged around a dining table, hung from convenient ledges and washing lines, or used to create stunning illuminations around your lawn with attractive ground garden lanterns.
To help ward of insects when evening closes in, try this lovely St Eve Citronella Tuscan candle, which does three jobs in once - it provides a light source, it will fill the air with a fresh zesty scent, and it will keep gnats and mosquitos away.