11 parasols to add a splash of colour to your garden

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by Bella Evennett-Watts |
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The UK heatwave lasted exactly five seconds, so if you’re going to bring some Ibiza sun back to Britain, you’re probably best off doing it in your own back garden, with an orange-hued parasol.

And whilst the weather can't make its mind up between grey skies and hot rays, having a parasol over your garden table is probably for the best, so you can enjoy BBQ lunches in the garden, come rain or shine.

Plus, if your fingers are less green in the garden, and better suited for shopping online, then a parasol will add the pop of colour that your garden craves, so you don't need to worry if your flower beds are on the brink of death.

There are so many options online - you can choose from removable canvas canopies, to water-resistant fabrics and even energy-efficient light-up parasols with solar-powered bulbs. Yes, really.

The world of garden parasols is your oyster. 🦪

So, whether you’re looking for laid-back bohemian vibes to adorn the garden table, or sophisticated stripes to lie beneath on the lawn, we’ve got all the brollies you’re after, whatever your budget:

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Tilting Table Umbrella with Crank Handle, Protection UV 40+ Solar LED Lights1 of 11
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Tilting Table Umbrella with Crank Handle, Protection UV 40+ Solar LED Lights

Who doesn't want a light-up parasol!? Perfect for summer evenings, this parasol contains long lasting solar batteries, giving up to 8 hours of light.

HK-Living Beach umbrella - vintage floral DORIS2 of 11

HK-Living Beach umbrella - vintage floral DORIS

This retro-inspired parasol takes note from seventies floral patterns and was made in collaboration with ultra-cool lifestyle brand, DORIS Vintage.

KETTLER Menos Wind-Up Parasol, 2.85m, Orange3 of 11
CREDIT: John Lewis

KETTLER Menos Wind-Up Parasol, 2.85m, Orange

This bright, durable parasol has a rust-proof aluminium pole, a shower-resistant canopy offering UV50+ sun protection, and a wind-up mechanism, so it's easy to use, and will last many summer seasons to come.

Water Repellent Garden Parasol - Cream4 of 11

Water Repellent Garden Parasol - Cream

Can you think of more of essential item for British summer time than a water repellent parasol? We didn't think so. While it's not bursting with colour, this classic cream number is very practical and very chic.

GlamHaus Garden Parasol Umbrella for Table5 of 11
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GlamHaus Garden Parasol Umbrella for Table

Simple yet stylish, this sturdy parasol is made from robust steel and provides UV40+ protection. Plus, it comes supplied with an additional parasol protection cover.

Premium Beach Umbrella - Panel Cinque6 of 11

Premium Beach Umbrella - Panel Cinque

Made from canvas and reclaimed timber with a charming fringe edging, this parasol - designed with a retro colour palette - is our must-have brolly this summer.

Blue & White Fan Print Parasol7 of 11
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Blue & White Fan Print Parasol

Shade from summer sun - and upgrade your outdoor space - with this cotton parasol, decorated in a blue and white fan print and draped in fringing.

Market Garden Parasol - Laurens Pink Stripe8 of 11
CREDIT: Business & Pleasure Co. / Bear & Bear

Market Garden Parasol - Laurens Pink Stripe

Pretty in Pink! This striped garden parasol, with a timber pole and removable canvas canopy, is a timeless classic - perfect for use on the patio or by the pool.

Rosenblatt 1.5m Beach Parasol9 of 11
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Rosenblatt 1.5m Beach Parasol

This flamingo-pink parasol is ideal for beach days or in the garden. With a practical bend joint, the parasol is height adjustable and can also be positioned at a tilt.

CREDIT: East London Parasol Company


This show-stopping parasol, which comes with a cotton bag, is hand-painted with gold pink and the pole is hand-carved, to bring instant luxury and glamour to your garden.

Holiday Beach Umbrella - Vintage Lemons11 of 11

Holiday Beach Umbrella - Vintage Lemons

Bring the Amalfi coast home with this vintage inspired lemon parasol and beach umbrella. Now that we've found the umbrella of your dreams, all you need is a glass of limoncello. Prego!

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