Compared to building an extension from scratch, installing a garden pod is a quicker and cheaper way to create an extra living space outdoors. If you’re dreaming of summer dinner parties and relaxed evenings with family and friends, a stylish pod could be the solution.
While most spherical glass designs have a central table with horseshoe-shaped seating, garden pods come in all forms, from spacious covered sun loungers to shed-style garden rooms you furnish yourself. So, it should be fairly easy to find one to suit your exact requirements.
Here's our round-up of the best garden pods on the market.
Best garden pods for stylish outdoor living
If you’re looking to host in your garden and are after something that’s stylish rotator sphere lounger, then this is an ideal solution. Slightly smaller than other sphere-shape loungers, this is an ideal size to fit in a smaller, to medium sized garden. Providing shelter and protection from the wind and rain thanks to the rotatable entrance and included front canopy.
Farmer's Cottage Rotating Sphere 8-Seater Garden Pod, from £10,599
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This ten-seater glass sphere boasts the following features; LED soft lighting, 2.4kw heater with fan, power point, sliding doors, a Bluetooth audio system and coffee and dining table. If that doesn’t tick every requirement off your list, then there is more! This contemporary design is also available in a choice of interior colours, meaning that you can customise to your desired style. Finished off with tinted windows, a sliding door and two side windows, all interior features are easy to maintain and clean thanks to stain and mould resistant materials.
Summerhouse, from £16,995
Practical and suitable for all gardens, this compact corner summerhouse provides an area to enjoy your favourite hobby or relax with family and friends. With the added addition of a side storage shed, you can safely and neatly store away all your gardening tools and equipment. Plus, for extra peace of mind a 10 year anti-rot guarantee is included with your purchase.
Waltons Corner Summerhouse with Side Shed, 11x7m, from £1,429.99
A stylish, modern concept for an added touch of luxury to your garden. This rotating garden pod can rotate a full 360, making it easy to position in the sun or shade, away from the rain – you can enjoy the garden in all weather conditions! With room to seat up to seven people around an included table-top, there is also a rechargeable light inside. Choose from six colour options, a winter cover can be added on and there is also the choice of an upgrade to marine grade stainless steel.
Luxury Rotating Seater Garden Pod, from £8999
If you’re hoping to invest in a luxury garden pod, then PopUpHut have an inspiring creation that is both creative and sustainable. This eco-friendly pod contains so many high calibre features, it could be referred to as a container house. And that's exactly what it is; these impressive designs are all made from recycled shipping containers. Make it your own home office, guest house, yoga studio or craft area. Thanks to added insulation, you can use and enjoy all year round, even during winter months. There is also the option of adding on a terrace module area to the front of the pod from £350.
Eco-Friendly Garden Pod PopUpHut, 6x2.5m, from £22,990
For a luxurious touch to lighter evenings and warmer days, this apple-shaped garden day bed is an absolute must-have addition to your chic garden. The rotating day bed is created designed with comfort in mind and created with eco-friendly Water Hyacinth weave. The plush interior cushions can be customised from a choice of colours, plus a heavy-duty weather cover means it can be kept up all year round. This would be perfect to pop up next to a swimming pool for enjoying relaxed summer afternoons and evenings.
Bude Apple Shaped Rattan Garden Day bed, From 4,099.98
If you have a foundation already in place, then this summerhouse is a great option to pop up in your garden; providing space to relax and enjoy the summer months. It’s spacious and light inside, meaning you can get creative and customise to your own style. Add comfy chairs, dining furniture, a hanging egg chair and make it your very own private, quiet space.
Mercia Medford Shiplap Summer House, Dakota Fields, from £1,499.99
Designed to last for many years, you can enjoy the outdoors all year round with this frameless dome structure. Each garden pod is made from over 100 hexagonal glass-like panels, which are resistant to rain and strong winds. Able to seat up to 8 people around a table, you can easily host your friends and impress with this chic addition to your garden! From morning coffee, garden parties, an area of the kids to play. To being able to spend time outdoors during colder months but in the shelter of this clever pod; the possibilities are endless.
Hypedome Garden Pod, from £3195
This large garden room comes fully double glazed, insulated and with a 10-year anti-rot guarantee. It quite literally is a room outside, and because it is under 2.5m in height, no planning permission is required. It’s an ideal large space to spread your belongings out in and add turn into an office, or dining area – a long table could easily fit inside.
Insulated Garden Room, from £10,199.99
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