Garden Shade Inspiration

Garden Shade Inspiration

As we come to the end of January, you may start wishing for the sun to return. When it does return, you need to be prepared for the hot sunny days where a shelter will be beneficial for your comfort and health. With this post, you will find inspiration for your own gardening shade area, which is perfect for outdoor dining or keeping the kids cool.

This post will also go in order depending on your DIY skills. So that the sun shade with the least DIY skills needed will be posted first and the one that requires the most skills will be last on the list.

How to make shade in your Garden

First, let’s look at what can make your garden space more shaded. Remember that the sun rises in the East and sets in the West, so knowing where your garden stands in its proximity is a good place to start planning your shade.

A natural option for shading would be by strategically planting trees and large shrubs. Position them on the western or southern sides of your garden to maximize shade during the hottest parts of the day.

If you own a Gazebo or Pergola of ours, you have a great addition to your garden’s shaded areas. If not, let’s take a look at the other Garden Shade options available.

Butterfly Arbour Shade

Garden Shade Inspiration - Butterfly Arbour Shade

Perfect for your outdoor dining set, the Butterfly Arbour Shade will help provide some shade in your garden without it looking boring with it’s sleek and modern look. Available in two sizes of 3m x 3m and 4m x 4m. You can make sure you can fit all of the family under. The neutral coloured shade, provides both comfort and UV protection to those under it.

Complete with powder coated steel poles and a fitting kit. You won’t need a lot of DIY skills to be able to assemble the Butterfly Arbour Shade. Assembling the shade will require a drill and some small tools on site.

Garden Sail Shelter

Garden Shade Inspiration - Garden Sail Shelter

A Garden Sail Shelter presents a contemporary way to create shade in the garden. Available in two sizes as well as two colours, these man made woven sail shelters offer protection against harmful UV rays as well as being water, light and wind permeable. Each sail comes with a three year guarantee.

Depending on how you wish to install this sail shelter, the DIY skills needed to install the post structure for this shelter sail is generally higher than the Butterfly Arbour shown above. Attach this triangle shaped sail shelter to three poles for a modern garden centerpiece.  Alternatively attach one side to an existing structure and the third to a supporting post.

Sliding Garden Shade Awning

Garden Shade Inspiration - Sliding Garden Shade Awning

A Sliding Garden Shade Awning for your garden or patio. The shade canvas measures 3.0m x 5.0m. You can either buy this knitted synthetic canvas on it’s own to meet your own ideas or you can add various options.  Fitting kits, closing system and a timber supporting structure in larch are some of the option available.

These sliding garden shade awnings provide much needed shade over your patio or dining area. Of course when the sun is not too bright they can be fully opened. Available in sandy beige, ivory, white and silver grey. You can match the shade to your garden theme, whether it’s sleek and modern or a rustic setting.

Your DIY skills will need to be more developed with the Sliding Shade Awning depending on how you wish to install. This is due to the fact that if you add the Larch supporting structure to your order you will need to cut to length according to the plans provided.

The Sliding Garden Shade Awning is currently available with a 3 – 5 working day delivery window.

These are just a few ideas on how you can provide some shade in your garden this summer, you can more products in our Awning and Shade Range. Including all of the products mentioned in this post, parasols and aluminium structures.

Or if you’re looking for something more heavy duty that can be used all year around, we also offer a range of Wooden Gazebos. We always have the best prices listed along with our FREE Roof Shingle Offer.

Want more visual inspiration for your garden? Check out our Pinterest to bring your garden vision to life.

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With over 6 years of experience at Tuin, I am a seasoned professional specializing in crafting digital content for Log Cabins, Garden Buildings, and more. As large enthusiast for home improvement, read my posts for a source for creating inviting and functional outdoor spaces. Offering valuable insights on the latest trends and gardening tips, I invite you to explore the world of garden design and DIY with Tuin, where expertise seamlessly meets creativity.

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