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Add Character To Your Garden With These Tips

In relatively recent history, people have started to pay more attention to adding some personality to their gardens. There are some simple changes you can make to add character to your garden. Let’s go in-depth on a couple of options.

Using Reclaimed Items

Now, it goes without saying that vintage and used items ooze character. Having an item that looks as though it’s packed with stories instantly adds some uniqueness to your garden. Here at Authentic Reclamation, we have a near-constant flow of reclaimed items that would be perfect to add a sense of identity to an outdoor space.

Beautiful Reclaimed 1930s Ships WheelA great example of this is the beautiful Reclaimed 1930s Ship’s Wheel we received earlier this week.

This is an incredibly interesting piece that, if situated appropriately, would be the perfect way to add character to your garden.

This impressive piece is currently on display in our showroom at Authentic Reclamation.

Stock ref: 146240076

Size Approx. (HWD): 1050mm x 1050mm x 70mm

Price: £600 +VAT

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Outdoor lighting is one of the most effective ways to transform and complement your garden. With this trend really taking off over the last few years, we have seen a huge amount of our stock go flying. We have some really magical lighting pieces that can add a wonderful glow, and in turn, add some deep shadows to your garden. Utilising this effectively allows you to manipulate your space by casting light on certain areas.

Pair of Wooden Reclaimed Lanterns

One piece that we were extremely overjoyed to see was this beautiful pair of wooden reclaimed lanterns.

Wood is such an interesting material that we rarely see used in products such as lanterns. It’s such an uncommon and unusual item, defiantly bound to turn some heads.

This remarkable piece is currently on display in our showroom at Authentic Reclamation.

Stock ref: 146240048

Size Approx. (HWD): 490mm x 175mm x 175mm

Price: £40 pair +VAT

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A Splash of Colour

Adding a splash of colour is one of the simplest ways to brighten up your garden and adds lots of character with minimum effort. Most gardens will be surrounded by a basic brown fence. Having a bright focal point will not only draw attention to it but will also brighten up the space as a whole. Pastel colours, such as baby blue or soft lilac are incredibly popular. Plus, they don’t have the unnatural look that a hot pink or bright yellow would.

Reclaimed Rustic Water PumpOne slightly strange option that has a huge amount of potential is this reclaimed rustic water pump.

With the proper steps taken, you could apply a high-quality bright paint finish to this water pump and make it the centrepiece of your garden.

You can add character to your garden by taking a reclaimed product and giving it a new sense of life.

Stock ref: 146240131

Size Approx. (HWD): 690mm x (handle open) 585mm x 300mm

Price: £55 +VAT – ITEM SOLD

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Reclaimed Items To Help Add Character to Your Garden

Are you looking for reclaimed items to add character to your garden? Then please come and see us at Authentic Reclamation. If you have any questions about the products that we have on our website, please call us on 01580 201258 or email

Note: Due to high demand, some items featured in this blog may already be sold. To find out if an item is available either get in touch or simply select the ‘more about this item’ button. Here it will be marked as out of stock if already sold.