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7 parasols for the garden that will elevate your outdoor space

The most stylish ways to seek shade this summer

Chloe Best

Summer may have come to an end but there's still 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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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.


Glamhaus tilting solar LED parasol, £79.95, Amazon


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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.


Bramsön/ Flisö parasol with base, £35, IKEA


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Featuring a tropical lemon print with a fringed trim, this umbrella works just as well in your garden as it does on the beach.


Business & Pleasure Crew lemon umbrella, £149, Amara


With its classic design and a price tag of just over £50, there's lots to love about this cream traditional parasol from Wayfair.


Traditional garden parasol, £53.99, Wayfair


Siesta in style underneath this chic black-and-white print parasol, which blocks 98 per cent of UV rays and can be easily transported in a carrier bag for trips to the beach or park once the lockdown is over.


Clare V. for Anthropologie beach parasol, £228, Anthropologie


We love the artisanal style of this macramé parasol, which will provide shade by gently filtering the light through its woven canopy.


PUEBLA macramé parasol, £270, Maisons Du Monde


It's not strictly a parasol, but this Bluetooth speaker will transform garden parties by fitting neatly in the top of all KETTLER parasols. 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.


Kettler LED garden parasol speaker, £99, John Lewis & Partners


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