It’s a scorcher: hot garden looks to lure buyers

  • By Bertie Russell
  • 13 July 2018

Hello, heatwave. How you are loved by makers of garden furniture. Habitat reports that it has shifted more garden furniture this year than in any other year in its 54-year trading history — 40 per cent more than last year. Dobbies, the garden centre chain, meanwhile, reports that sales of outdoor furniture and accessories are up 49 per cent.

The most popular outdoor furniture lines have sold out for many retailers. Traditionally shops don’t stock so much garden furniture because the summer season is usually short. This year things have been very different.

And as we spend more money and time on our outdoor spaces, estate agents are finding that it can be the garden, and not the kitchen, that sells a home. We take…

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