If you’re in the throes of your “new age naturalist” phase but a backyard flock of chickens is just too much for you, beekeeping is a great alternative. Williams-Sonoma offers a complete backyard starter kit that includes the hive and all the essential tools to get you going.
Have trouble getting relaxed? Maybe you should pour a stiff one and ease yourself into a hammock in the backyard. You’ll be amazed at what happens. Yellow Leaf makes durable, colorful, sustainably crafted hammocks in a whole range of sizes and colors. When you’re ready to just hang out, this is what you need. Source
Bavarians don’t just know how to brew beer, they know how to consume it, too. In summer, they do it outside: in the village square or up in the alpine meadows sitting on long wooden picnic tables. These vintage Biergarten tables with benches are the real deal. Made of sturdy wood and steel and weathered to a charming patina by drunk German asses.
For backyard barbecue ambience, outdoor oil lamps are key. But instead of ramming those bobo campground tiki torches into your grass, try these. They’re long-lasting wall-mount torches made from recycled green wine bottles and burn the same lamp fuel you can find anywhere.
Bask in the warm glow of a backyard fire without feeling like you’re on a camping trip. Modfire’s outdoor fireplace has a sleek, modern form made of 14-gauge steel that won a Dwell Magazine design award. It comes in a rainbow of colors and can burn wood, propane, and natural gas.
Cool fall nights are always right for a backyard fire. But in the morning when you notice your patio deck has a burn in it, you’ll wish you had one of these outdoor firepits from Ak47. With its smooth, architectural design, it fits with any décor and keeps your fire safely contained. When you’re done, just slide the metal cover over the top and forget about it.
It’s high summer, “chill and grill” season is now. Time to eat out. And by that we mean outside. The Garden Dining table is designed to fit all of Snow Peak’s outdoor cooking appliances so you can cook dinner right there at the table, Teppanyaki style. Made of stainless steel and Itauba wood, this table is sure to be at the center of the meal and it’s built to last long past Labor Day.
Statues of gnomes and elves seem inappropriate anywhere but the garden. Who knows why? But out in the garden, they fit right in. These detailed bronze sculptures by artists Jim Kempton & David Goode are inspired by the writings of Tolkien and feature all types of fairy tale creatures from his classic fantasy novels.
Sometimes you get that urge and you just have to burn one. Staring into the fire is better than 3D, HD, IMax, Blu-ray, all that. It’s primal. Spark up this 30-inch fireplace and take everyone out into the backyard for some s’mores or ghost stories or just stare at the flames in silence. Burning wood is quality entertainment.
You’ll never have a bad bounce or a droopy net with this ping pong table. Made of concrete, this sculptural, nuclear bombproof platform will last for like … ever. The net is made of heavy gauge stainless steel. The Henge brand works with cities to place these tables in public parks. If you’re near Tompkin’s Square Park in NYC, you can test the fresh tables they just installed.