Thanks to COVID and lockdown restrictions, we spent a lot of time in our gardens last year and all of our attention turned from fashionable ‘office’ spaces within the home to creating entertaining spaces in the backyard.
Hands up, who else indulged in a new barbecue, piece of garden furniture, gardening tools or a new bunch of pots and plants? Maybe you even splashed out on an inflatable hot tub to make the most of staying at home.
Forever one of our first ports of call when it comes to sourcing a bargain, Aldi has its very own online garden shop, which has now been restocked for this spring and summer. That means it is once again be full of everything you need to create a stylish and inviting outdoor space that’s primed for socialising, and there are bestselling items from last year as well as brand new items for you to get your hands on.
We were loving rattan styles in and out of the house last year, and Aldi has plenty of rattan garden furniture to fulfil the growing demand for the style. There’s bistro sets, coffee sets and full dining sets in the on-trend rattan-effect material, but the star of the show in the current offering has to be the supersized lounge and dining set (above), which comes complete with a large corner sofa, two ottomans and a central table that rises up and down depending on the mood.
At £649.99, the price might seem steep on first look, but it’s actually a steal in comparison to other retailers, which sell similar items for well over £1,000.
The supermarket’s extremely popular rope-effect garden furniture is back for 2022, available as a coffee set (picture above), a supersized snug seat for £2499.99 and a rocking chair for £129.99. So popular is it, that this range is constantly coming in and out of stock, so you have to keep your eye on the website to see when it’s available.
If a Kamado Joe or Big Green Egg is top of your wishlist but spending close to (if not more than) £1,000 on a BBQ is a reach, you’ll be pleased to know that Aldi has its very own ceramic egg BBQ for a fraction of the price. For £399.99, Aldi’s Kamado BBQ is ideal for grilling up a feast – the thick ceramic walls retain heat for quicker cooking, so you won’t have to wait too long before tucking in. If you’re at all hesitant, bear in mind that the BBQ has impressively gained over 750 five-star reviews, if that sways you at all…
If you’re bored of endless BBQs, you’ll love having your very own pizza oven in your back garden. Compared to rival brands, Aldi’s pizza oven is a steal at £199.99, plus it comes with a three year warranty should anything go wrong. If that seems like too much of an investment, go for the £39.99 Gardenline BBQ Pizza Oven, a nifty piece of kit that transforms your regular BBQ into a pizza oven instantly.
As we know, you can never guarantee warm weather in the UK. So those who like to be prepared whatever the weather will want to invest in the Aldi Patio Heater, which is priced at just £39.99. However, what we’re really interested in is the latest launch, a £119.99 Patio Heater With Bluetooth Speaker, a two-in-one product that is a must-have item for outdoor at-home entertaining.
Another great way of keeping warm while chilling out in the garden is with a fire pit, and Aldi has already launched several styles this year. We think the above geometric fire pit is the most stylish on offer, but there’s also the Square Fire Pit (£89.99), Oxidised Fire Globe (£94.99), Wildfire Mesh Fire Pit (£79.99) and the Steel Firepit (£44.99).
If gardening’s your thing, the latest drop in the Aldi Garden Shop will excite you. From hanging baskets and planters of all shapes and sizes (including some adorable animal-shaped ones) to insect houses and gardening tools such as shears and loppers, there’s everything the green-fingered need to get the garden in tip-top shape.
There’s plenty of furniture in the Aldi online garden shop, including that hanging egg chair that’s extremely popular year after year, with even more table and chair options due to drop throughout spring and summer. Make a note to keep checking back on the Aldi website throughout the year to see what new buys are launching – there will be a lot of competition for these items!