The Great British Garden is an amalgamation of our favourite backyard features.
A survey from MyVoucherCode has revealed what Brits would want their ideal garden to look like – within reasonable limits.
Sadly we’re not talking about waterfalls and an all-year-round ice skating rink.
Out of the 2,001 people surveyed, 45% said that a garden would be an important factor if they were buying a new home.
Britain is a nation of gardeners, from those tending window boxes on flat balconies to people getting their hands dirty on allotments.
Gardens are places where we make memories, play as children and with children, laze in the sun, make snowmen, attend barbecues, promise ourselves we’ll ‘definitely’ plant something when the weather gets better and crash around in the shed looking for that one pair of secateurs.
So what would the perfect garden look like?
A real grass lawn (68%) came out on top over an artificial one (17%).
The majority of people (80%) want to encourage wildlife to their gardens, so a bird feeder and access to water were popular choices.
A stone path (68%) proved more popular than tarmac or gravel.
Over half (51%) of the public want a designated space to grow their own fruit and vegetables, and 44% expressed interest in a greenhouse.
An optimistic 57% of people want their garden to get all day sun.
For seating, 56% chose a table and chairs, while 32% opted for a garden bench.
A surprising 35% said they’d like an outdoor BBQ (we expected this number to be higher) and 22% were keen to have a pizza oven for outdoor cooking and gatherings with loved ones.
The classic garden shed proved popular, with 60% saying they wanted a shed to be their main garden storage space.
Whether these respondents have children or simply want to get in touch with their inner child, 38% of 25-34 year olds said their perfect garden would have a treehouse in it.
You can see a panorama of the UK’s dream garden below.
Do you agree with the results of the survey?
What would your ideal garden look like?