With the onset of June, we believe it’s time to fully embrace summer feelings - regardless of what the weather is doing - and go all out to make the most of our gardens and homes over the coming weeks...
Summer essentials for us at Henderson’s revolve around gardening, eating, drinking and entertaining, and relaxing. Giving ourselves time to rest and relax is vital for better mental health, reduced stress and improved mood, as well as increased concentration and memory. And when you factor in a healthy dose of time outdoors, you get all the benefits nature has to offer too.
Make your garden bird-friendly by adding an eye-catching birdhouse. By choosing one that looks good, you create a beautiful focal point as well as giving feathered friends somewhere to rest. Our Dovecote-style birdhouses are made from reclaimed timber in a gorgeous rustic white-washed style. Hand-crafted, these lovely pieces have a flat back to secure easily to a wall.
Our Hanging Bempton Bird Table is handmade using decorative green-painted woodwork, with a verdigris copper roof and a natural rope for hanging. It also has a clever detachable side panel and tray, which lifts out for easy cleaning. Our pretty Hanging Bird Feeder is made from metal with a grey wash finish and two decorative little birds perched beneath the roof, while our Plume Birdbath Feeder is one of our favourites with its aged look and shallow goblet-shaped dish, birds can bathe, drink or feed in style.
Make it unique
Pots and planters are particularly useful if you don’t have a lot of planting space. Opt for something big and bold, such as our Dolly Tub Planter - a pair work particularly well either side of a gate or door - or draw attention with something cute and irresistible such as our Luis Dachshund Planter.
Adding one or two key pieces is often enough to personalise a garden, deck or patio, creating a space you want to spend time in. Paying attention to how your outdoor space looks and feels has the same feel-good factor as creating a welcoming, stylish interior that is all your own. Our antique-finish Chantilley Wall Mirror and our Tuscan Wall Mounted Planter are perfect for adding the finishing touch - bringing a sense of interior styling outdoors.
Our Cast Iron Piglets are a wonderful quirky addition to any outdoor space and guaranteed to add personality. Peeking out from flowerbeds or perched by the back door, these cast-iron cuties will gently develop their own unique patina over time, adding even more character.
Garden ornaments and garden sculpture give a space real wow factor and allow you to create an environment unique to you. We currently have a selection of delightful cast-iron fairy statues. Ideal to add a whimsical touch to a garden or conservatory, the patina has a time-weathered verdigris tinge, which is perfect for country style or informal garden schemes. These look wonderful set against the colours of summer blooms.
We challenge any dog lover not to fall for our adorable Alfie Dog Sculpture. This gorgeous resin statue of a curled-up hound asleep is beautifully detailed; quiet, house and garden-trained, Alfie is nothing less than an asset in the adding-personality department.
Light up your life
Staying with our indoors-out theme, fill your garden with candles, tea light holders, hurricane lanterns and LED lighting just as you would to decorate indoors. Candlelight and soft fairy or solar lights outdoors have just the same atmospheric effect as inside, and have the ability to transform your outdoor space. Our new Fluted Glass Tealight Shades fit into any empty long-necked bottle or decanter and add a magical look to spaces indoors and out; use with our Large Tealights for maximum impact.
Eat and drink outdoors whenever you can, ideally surrounded by glowing lights and flickering candles. Our gorgeous Etoile Tea Glasses will add a touch of glamour to any occasion - particularly good for sundowners - while our Etched Prosecco Glasses bring a decadent, vintage look to any sparkling drink.
Father’s Day suggestions
Don’t forget Father’s Day on the 19th of June. We have a gorgeous range of Greetings Cards as well as unique Gifts for someone special. For hard-working gardener Dads, you could team our Wooden Soap Dish with our wonderfully practical Wooden Nail Brush, include Gift Soap of your choice (we highly recommend our Fig, Opium and Seaweed combo) and you have the perfect practical gift.
We’ve created a helpful Father's Day Gift Guide on our website for anyone looking for gift ideas. There is still time to order online if you can’t make it into the store - and if you really aren’t sure what to give, our gift cards will let someone you love choose something special themselves.