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10 parasols for the garden that will elevate your outdoor space

The most stylish ways to seek shade this summer

Chloe Best
Lifestyle Features Editor
Updated: August 13, 2021
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This summer there's one thing that every garden needs; a parasol. Whatever your budget, style or space, you can stay protected from the sun with these covetable shades and accessories, while details such as integrated solar lighting will keep you outside long after dark. Here are just a few of our top buys – snap them up while you can…

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Best garden parasols 

Make the most of those summer days and nights with this Glamhaus tilting parasol, which has UV40+ protection to shade you from the sun, as well as 40 solar LED lights for when the sun goes down.

Dimensions: 2.45m in height (including the solar panel), 2.7m parasol diameter 

Amazon Glamhaus LED parasol

Glamhaus tilting solar LED parasol, £89.95, Amazon


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This Santorini blue umbrella with its white fringed trim will work just as well in your garden as it does on the beach.

Dimensions: 168cm parasol diameter, 2.5cm pole diameter

holiday beach umbrella santorini blue

Business & Pleasure crew Santorini blue umbrella, £135, Amara


With its LED lights, a wireless Bluetooth speaker and UV50+ sun protection, there's a lot to love about this cream KETTLER parasol available from John Lewis.

Dimensions: 330cm parasol diameter, 260cm in height

Parasol John Lewis

Kettler freestanding LED light and wireless speaker parasol, £679, John Lewis


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With its sturdy base and bold striped design, this large Fatboy umbrella is the perfect addition to a big garden.

Dimensions: 350cm parasol diameter, 280cm in height

Fatboy umbrella

Fatboy striped parasol with base, £729, Amara


Siesta in style underneath this nautical parasol. It's UV and water-resistant.

Dimensions: 15.2m parasol diameter, 17.7m in height

Parasol business pleasure

Business & Pleasure Lauren’s Navy Stripe wood and canopy umbrella, £290, Selfridges


Maison du Monde's parasol can be tilted to the perfect angle, so you don't have to worry about getting burnt while you relax in the sun.

Dimensions: 255cm in height, 300cm width

Maison du monde parasol white

Palma off-white reclining garden parasol, £108.50, Maisons Du Monde


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You can create shade in even the smallest garden or balcony with this half parasol and base from IKEA, a budget-friendly summer buy at £35.

Dimensions: 230cm maximum height, 160cm in length and 100cm wide

IKEA half parasol

Bramsön/ Flisö parasol with base, £35, IKEA


Go boho with Urban Outfitter's ratan palm leaf parasol.

Dimensions: 180cm parasol diameter, 210cm in height

Urban Outfitters parasol boho

Palm leaf parasol, £120, Urban Outfitters


If you like listening to music while you relax in the garden, this parasol will not only protect you from the sun, it can connect to your devices via Bluetooth to play all of your favourite tunes.

Dimensions: 3m parasol diameter

Bluetooth umbrella

Bluetooth Banana Parasol, £129.99, Amazon


If you already have a KETTLER parasol and want to add a Bluetooth speaker, this one can be attached to transform your garden parties. Not only can you play music from your phone or tablet, but it also has 16 LED lights for when you're sat out in the evening.

Garden parasol speaker

Kettler LED garden parasol speaker, £115, John Lewis & Partners


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