Glorious Gardens


This year marks the fifth National Gardening Week, an annual event organised by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) celebrating England’s glorious gardens and, of course, gardening.


For many buyers the outside space of a home is just as important as the living space inside, in fact recent research by GoCompare highlighted a garden as a property must-have for 71% of homebuyers. [1]


So if you are selling your home - especially over the coming Spring and Summer months -  it is vital to make sure that you are getting the best from your outdoor space and the value it can add to your property.


Tip 1: Chase the sun 


Large terraces providing plenty of outdoor sitting or dining space are more in demand than ever and, with the addition of bi-fold doors, enable homeowners to extend their living space outside seamlessly in warm weather.


Flooded with light, this property, on Lyons Drive in Guildford, features two sets of French doors affording glorious views over its manicured garden -


While it is preferential to have an area of outside space leading directly from the house, if the garden is north or east facing, the bottom of the garden will catch the sun better and so providing a seating area at this end of the garden – instead of or in addition to a terrace adjoining the house depending on space – will further enhance the appeal of your home to purchasers.


Take a look at this property in Guildford, which features a large patio with a swing seat, as well as a summer house


Tip 2: Make your garden child-friendly


When appealing to family buyers, it’s important to incorporate space where children can play, whether that simply be an expanse of grass or, if you have the space, a designated area with a climbing frame, tree or play house.


This property, in Sutton Green, is a fantastic example of a sophisticated yet child-friendly garden




Tip 3: Privacy is key


For most people privacy is also important and so ensure your garden is well screened – it doesn’t need to be barricaded but buyers will appreciate being able to enjoy spending time in their garden without having to worry about a potential ‘nosey neighbour’ peering over the fence!


In Merrow, the garden at this property is encompassed by immaculate hedging for privacy while a gravelled area at the end of the garden ticks the box for families by providing the perfect space for the kid’s trampoline or climbing frame without letting the toys takeover the garden -






Chris Dean,

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Gomshall Lane, Shere, Guildford, Surrey

3 bedroom

£2000 pcm

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