12 Ways To Holiday In Your Own Garden

With the current pandemic, getting away from all the pressure of your daily life has been a lot more difficult than usual. Travel restrictions have been placed and most flights are being cancelled. Now, the trips that you’ve been planning for a long time were also postponed, and even some of your favorite festivals are rescheduled for the next year. Your usual ideas of a perfect holiday are turning around.

However, being stuck at home doesn’t mean you have to miss out on your holiday. With a little creativity, you can always create the feeling of a holiday in your garden. Maybe then you’ll realise that you can turn your garden into one of your dream destinations.

Check out these 12 different ways to spend a holiday in your garden:

  1. Enjoy An Outdoor Dining Experience

One of the best things about a holiday is dining out with family or friends. You can do it in your garden too! It doesn’t matter if you don’t have any special equipment or an expensive terrace for a fancy meal. Eating in your garden makes you appreciate nature and everything around you while having quality time with your family.

All you need to do is set up a table under a tree or make a canopy on your lawn. Bring out the outdoor dining sets hanging around your kitchen, decorate your table with flowers, and even light a candle if you want to. It’ll give you a delightful holiday vibe as you eat and drink outside.

One summer evening, friends in their forties gathered around a table in the garden lit by luminous garlands. They toast with their glasses of wine
  1. Spend The Night Outside (Even If It’s Cold)

Many people would always want to stay inside the house once the sun is down and when it starts to get cold. But stepping outside on a holiday and enjoying a bit of fresh air at night can be more relaxing.

You can enjoy an amazing evening with drinks and plenty of warm blankets. If you know how to make a fire pit, you can cosy up around it and create a romantic evening with your partner. Or after having your meal, just spend your time sitting in your garden and gazing at the stars.

  1. Play Around Your Greenhouse

On a holiday, you can consider pottering around your greenhouse. Water your plants or put away the tools that are scattered everywhere. You can organize your pots or prepare seeds for your garden. Or perhaps you can just sit down and enjoy some tea, read a book, and enjoy a bit of relaxation in your greenhouse.

  1. Have A Fun Barbecue Session Or Cookout

Take a break from cooking inside your kitchen. Now’s the perfect time to set up your garden for an outdoor barbecue. Fill up your garden with the smell of sizzling sausages and grilling burgers.

You can also experiment and be more creative in making your favorite food in the garden. Use your outdoor ovens or make your camping stove to prepare an outdoor pizza. You don’t have to cook the same way when you’re on a holiday.

  1. Go For A Stroll In Your Garden

Do you love having a scenic walk and visiting beautiful sites during holidays? Having a walk through your garden while the sun is up can be very relaxing.

There’s always something amazing to look at and admire in a garden. Find somewhere to sit and be one with the nature around you.

  1. Recreate Festival Fun

If you’re a music lover, you must’ve been very excited about the festival season. Great music, drinks, sunshine, glitter glistening on your face. Although you can’t go to actual festivals today, you can recreate these parties in your garden.

All you need is the perfect lighting with the right colour combinations, reminding you of the festival you want to recreate, the music that can set up the festive mood, and the decorations that can finish up the whole appearance.

  1. Rest In Your Veranda

A nice summer holiday can be spent on a veranda. There’s nothing more relaxing than sitting around in the afternoon and dozing off on the seat you bought from Furniture Maxi or other reputable stores while you enjoy the nice view of your garden.

If you don’t have a veranda, you can also make a hammock in your garden. Use a swing seat and fix it on a tree with a shade.

Young woman with hat resting in comfortable hammock at green garden
  1. Put Up A Tent

If you have enough space in your garden, you can put a tent up and spend more time there rather than inside your house for the holiday.

This will give you the feeling of having a campsite vacation – kids particularly love this time of backyard adventure! You can spend your night there with bare feet on the grass, set up a campfire, and wake up at three in the morning while enjoying the dew.

  1. Take A Dip In Your Own Natural Swimming Pond

Spending time playing in a local stream or pond has always been another part of childhood summers. You can’t deny that you miss doing that..! If you think you have enough space in your garden, you can build a natural pond and go for a paddle. It’s also a great feature to encourage local wildlife.

  1. Play An Outdoor Game

Your garden is an ideal place for a holiday outdoor game. Play with your kids, some friends, or a neighbour. Let everyone have fun and enjoy playing in the garden.

You can create a scavenger hunt, climb a tree, race around on an obstacle course, or make art from nature. Take a break from your gadgets and urge everyone to go outside and play.

  1. Watch The Birds

Another way of spending your holiday in your garden is by watching the wildlife that your garden is supporting. If observing birds is one of your hobbies, perhaps you’ll see some migrant birds that you’ve never seen before. How exciting is that?

You can put out some food and water to draw these birds to your garden. Some birds prefer fruit, seeds, bugs, or nectars as food. It feels very rewarding to help the birds survive while they visit your neighborhood.

  1. Take A Spa Break

If you need a relaxing break from your stressful work at home, you can treat yourself and create a spa in your garden. Take all that stress out of yourself and be your own Zen master.

For you to have that full spa break experience, you have to make sure that you have a perfectly peaceful surrounding—or maybe as peaceful as you can get if your neighbour is always mowing the lawn. Create a very relaxing zone and make your garden your paradise.

Now that you’ve set up the scene, you can use a hot tub to relax. While having a spa break, you can also work on your tan while spending time outside. Sounds promising.


Being stuck at home shouldn’t mean that you’ll just let yourself miss out on a holiday. Gatherings and holiday celebrations may have changed since the pandemic began, but you can always make them fun and memorable. During these trying times, a little improvisation can go a long way. Make the most out of your garden. Be creative. But always make sure to celebrate your holidays safely.

Clara Jennings





Clara Jennings is a furniture designer. Most of her designs focus on contemporary and modern furniture pieces. She loves working with alternative solid wood materials, such as bamboo and rattan. Clara shares her expertise in furniture design and selection through her blog articles.

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