Mindfulness in Creating a Good Garden

With the ever increasing stresses of modern life bearing down on all of us, it is becoming even more important to ensure that you, your family and friends are not getting too bogged down. Having somewhere to go to relax and unwind will certainly help relieve any stress.


It is safe to say that being able to spend some quality time in the outdoors, whether it be alone or with friends and family, is key to helping our mental health and happiness. Studies have shown that spending time outdoors will only benefit our mental and physical wellbeing, helping and allowing us to unwind from the stresses of modern life.


Being able to find that small piece of outdoor serenity is more important now than ever. Finding a place to just take stock and forget about the stresses of day to day life is key to our health and happiness.


There are many things you can do to improve your outdoor area and make it much more relaxing and inviting to you and also the native wildlife. I know we don't all have green fingers but simply adding certain plants or herbs to your garden can help to awaken the senses and allow you to take in the sights, smells and sounds of your outdoor area whilst letting the troubles of modern life take a back seat. Placing a bird feeder on a overhanging branch will ensure your garden is buzzing with activity at all times.


Here at Ottena, we are a small family run business and we are only too aware of the stresses of modern life. Our fantastic range of teak garden furniture and wooden garden parasols can help add that extra piece of joy to your outdoor space. Whether it be a teak garden bench, teak patio set or even just a simple teak garden chair, it can make a massive difference to an empty corner of your garden or patio.


Our extensive ranges of teak garden furniture are all handmade from solid, long lasting teak and will last for many years to come. So, if you decide on one of our stunning teak garden benches or maybe our ever popular teak Adirondack chairs, you can ensure that if you place these great pieces of teak garden furniture in that quiet little corner of your garden or outdoor area you will have hours and hours of relaxation at your disposal.


We have a fantastic range of wooden garden parasols. Our outdoor umbrellas come in a range of shapes and sizes, 1.8m – 3.5m, octagonal, square, round and rectangular. Our outdoor parasols are available in green, cream, navy blue and red. Our wooden outdoor parasols would be a great addition to any outdoor dining or relaxation space, giving you protection from either those pesky showers or the occasional warmth of the sun!


Hopefully you will be able to find something that will help to add to your outdoor haven, if you have any questions then please email us at hello@ottena.co.uk and remember, no matter how bad you think things are, there is always someone that is happy to talk about it with you.