Summer. What does it mean to you?


When we think of Summer we often imagine being outside, soaking up the sunshine and breathing in the fresh air. Our gardens are a great way to do this - our own personal spaces to enjoy these benefits. Creating a world that suits our individual needs is essential to truly enjoying our gardens.

Maintaining our beds, borders and containers with beautiful blooms, fruit and vegetables is just one aspect of a garden’s delights but what about outdoor living? Relaxing, socialising and eating are some of the most wonderful things about Summer and the perfect way to unwind.

At Van Hage we stock many top brands of Garden Furniture and BBQs and have a huge range to choose from that will suit every need and preference. We’ve put together a ‘top picks’ list that we hope will inspire you this Summer.

Furniture and Parasols

This year we are stocking LIFE Soho and Mallorca ranges from Norfolk Leisure. These pieces are made from aluminium, which is rustproof and weather resistant so can be left outside all year round. These suites have a ‘luxury appearance’ as the tabletops and side tables are made with ethically sourced teak. The naturally coloured teak wood combines beautifully with the dark aluminium frame and carbon cushions. The cushions are soft and durable and can be left out all summer season due to their quick dry micro-porous material.

Features include:

  • All weather Textaline cushions
  • Hard wearing aluminium frame
  • SVLK certified teak
  • 3-year manufacturer warranty

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Leisuregrow is another garden furniture supplier we are proud to stock. The Stockholm Aluminium Collection is sleek and contemporary in design, and features graphite aluminium frames with light grey fabric that works perfectly with the light ash-effect tabletops (without the maintenance!). This range also includes comfortable advanced texteline cushions that are weather resistant and can be left out all season.

Features include:

  • Wood-effect aluminium tabletop is hand-brushed and slatted for a super-realistic effect
  • Tabletop slats are exposed for a natural teak-effect look
  • Advance Texteline is soft and weather resistant
  • Long-lasting aluminium frame

Our top picks are:

The Bramblecrest Lichfield & Chichester Parasol range boasts innovative tilting and rotating mechanisms to make life extra easy in the garden.

There are specific details for each product, but generic features include:

  • Rust-free, powder-coated aluminium pole with crank handle.
  • Water-resistant polycotton canopy in Sand or Grey with UV50+ protection.
  • Rotates 360 degrees.
  • Beautifully versatile: tilts left and right as well as up and down.
  • Best suited to a sheltered sun trap.
  • Comes with a water-resistant Protective Cover

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We have a huge BBQ department online and in store but we'd like to talk to you about Traeger.

Traeger Grills don’t use charcoal or gas to cook your food but fire wood pellets – there’s no other grill like it! They have a digital controller that allows you to control the temperature for low and slow or hot and fast cooking. Load the hard wood pellets into the hopper and allow the auger system to carry the pellets to the fire pod where they are ignited. As they burn, they release the flavours through heat and smoke which is then circulated around the grill with a consistent temperature by a fan, again just like an oven! Read our Traeger blog here to learn more.

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Leisuregrow Grillstream BBQs have a unique system for healthier, tastier food with no flareups. They also feature the HYBRID GAS & CHARCOAL system, and the Gastro Modular System allows you to interchange a removeable circular griddle plate with a clay pizza stone, chicken roaster or a wok for more cooking options.

To cook on charcoal simply lift up the grills with our grill lifters, add the charcoal, and use the gas burners to light it up. Then turn off the burners and you’re ready to get that traditional charcoal BBQ taste.

If you have the time you can opt for that slow prep traditional charcoal taste, but if you need your BBQ ready to go in an instant, or you need more flexibility and control to cook various food then you can choose gas. Our Hybrid system is the best of both worlds - change your mind each time you BBQ!

Features and benefits of various models include:
  • Gastro Modular System
  • Stainless steel warming rack
  • Griddle plate
  • Double-skinned hood with built-in thermometer
  • Removable fat cup for easy cleaning
  • Independent jet flame ignition
  • Stylish shaped side shelves
  • LED light-up controls
  • Bottle opener
  • Storage cabinet
  • Lockable castors for easy manoeuvrability

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With over 40 years of experience, we are confident that we can help you create an outside space that is just right for you!