Summer Garden Party Must-Haves

summer garden party table with fruit and champagne

Hosting a summer garden party? Now is the perfect time to transform your backyard into the swoon-worthy landscape of your dreams. Whether you envision something right out of a fairy tale or a perfectly manicured landscape with crisp, clean lines, here are some must-haves that will bring your vision to life.

Wooden Structures

Wooden garden structures, like pergolas, arbors and gazebos, can help create different settings for entertaining and relaxing. These structures can be customized to your landscape. Designed to fit your specific needs, they provide a shaded area and can incorporate vines, trellises and other plant life.

Landscape Lighting

Create a warm ambiance with landscape lighting. Not only does landscape lighting help create a sense of coziness as the sun sets, but it also helps increase visibility for your guests. It can be used to accent a walkway, specific structures or plantings.

Fragrant Florals

Create a truly dreamy garden with rich and sweet-smelling florals. Fragrant flowers like night-blooming jasmine and honeysuckle bloom offer a beautiful backdrop. Use them to help set the scene for a garden party.

Outdoor Kitchens

Bring the heat to the party with an outdoor kitchen. With a wide variety of options available, ranging from grills, food prep areas, bars, audio/visual set up and — of course — dining space, an outdoor kitchen can be designed to meet your party needs.

Stepping Stones

Let stepping stones lead the way to your party. Whether you envision a natural stone or clean-cut look, stepping stones, pavers and pathways create a trail for guests to follow while also protecting your landscape from foot traffic.


Add the relaxing sound of running water with a fountain. Whether large or small, free-standing or built into a pool ledge, water features help elevate and transform your landscape into something special.

natural looking outdoor firepit

Fire Features

Fire features provide a cozy focal point, ideal for when your party runs late into the evening. Picture it now: guests gathered around the fire sharing stories and making new memories. Fire features, such as fire pits, bowls and fireplaces, come in a wide range of sizes and styles, so that you can select the perfect one for your space.

If you’re ready to take the next step to set the scene for a dreamy summer garden party, let us know. Whether you want to start small or go all out, our certified landscape architects are here to help bring your visions to life.