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Celebrating our Gardens this Bank Holiday Weekend

3 May 2019

It might have only just felt like Easter but the May Day Bank Holiday weekend is now upon us. Time to relax on your favourite sofa in your orangery or conservatory, read the newspapers and take in the views of your garden. In fact, it’s time to celebrate our gardens!

May always feel like a transitional month, marking the progression from Spring and going forward into Summer. There is so much going on this month, whether it be political, cultural or sporting events. From this week’s local elections to the European elections later this month. From the Chelsea Flower Show to the FA Cup Final, May has a bit of everything – and, of course, two Bank Holiday weekends.

David Salisbury oak orangery garden views

Creating a link between your home & garden

David Salisbury traditional orangery exterior

Who wouldn't want to be closer to this view?

For those of you into gardening, this week has been a celebration of all things garden-related, with the culmination of the RHS’s National Gardening Week. As designers and manufacturers of building extensions that create the link between your house and your garden, we certainly believe the outside space is as important as the interior of your home.   

David Salisbury orangery kitchen extension exterior

Design important whether house or garden

David Salisbury oak orangery bi-fold doors

Bi-fold doors bring you closer to your garden

Our award-winning orangeries and garden rooms are designed with this philosophy in mind – to allow a form of indoor/outdoor living. Indeed, there has been plenty of research on the benefits of being closer to nature and to our gardens. Simply viewing nature and the outdoors can help reduce stress, whilst it can also makes you feel better emotionally and contribute to your physical well-being. Some proven health benefits have included reduced blood pressure, heart rate and muscle tension.

Sounds like we all need a bit more nature in our lives(!) and what could be easier that simply opening the French Doors or Bi-fold Doors that are a typical feature of an orangery or oak garden room.

David Salisbury conservatory national trust Arlington Court

Gardens to celebrate at Arlington Court

David Salisbury orangery French Doors

Creating seamless link between house & garden

If the weather is not quite up to scratch (remember it was almost 30 degrees this time last year, as we basked in our warmest ever May Bank Holiday), then the all-round glazing and full height windows and doors that are characteristic of a conservatory-type extension, will afford you the views of your garden that can only be good for you in every sense.

Wishing you a nice Bank Holiday weekend and some enjoyable time in your garden – we’re off to cut the grass!

Posted under 'Comment' by Barney on 3 May 2019

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