One really common request I have from clients is that they’d like somewhere to sit and dine in dappled shade. In a big garden this is easy to accommodate; you can have multiple areas for dining that can be used depending on what the weather is doing and what time of day it is.
But in a smaller garden, or if you’re looking for an affordable and straightforward option, it’s a little trickier to get right. If space is limited and you already have shade cast from neighbour’s trees or other buildings you might want something more flexible.
The good news is; there are many very pleasing solutions to this, from beautiful parasols to small trees and pergolas. Below are tips for getting light shade in your garden – no matter how big or small your budget and how much space you have to work with.