Distillery behind Kew Gardens Gin in crowdfunding campaign

Distillery behind Kew Gardens Gin launches crowdfunding campaign to capitalise on optimism around hospitality’s reopening By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 21:54 BST, 11 April 2021 | Updated: 21:54 BST, 11 April 2021 The distillery behind Kew Gardens Gin has today launched a crowdfunding campaign to capitalise on optimism around hospitality’s reopening.  The … Read more

Covid lockdown UK: Millions of Britons will spend £300m next week when pub beer gardens open

Britons across the country could be told to wear masks when they return to beer gardens next week despite being outside. From Monday, pubs will be permitted to welcome customers back as the latest lockdown restrictions begin to ease but they must only be served outside.  Government guidance states that masks must only be worn … Read more

Covid lockdown UK: Millions of Britons will spend £300m next week when pub beer gardens open

Britons across the country could be told to wear masks when they return to beer gardens next week despite being outside. From Monday, pubs will be permitted to welcome customers back as the latest lockdown restrictions begin to ease but they must only be served outside.  Government guidance states that masks must only be worn … Read more

South-facing gardens are hot property – but how much is one really worth?

A south-facing garden has long been a selling point for estate agents, with home buyers able to look forward to sunlight at most times of the day. As such, those with the luxury of owning one have long found that their properties attract higher offers than their neighbours across the road.  But with the pandemic … Read more

Top beer gardens are revealed as landlords set up marquees and tents

Drinkers across England are gearing up for the return of the great British pub next Monday – with some places so desperate to serve locals that they are opening up at one minute past midnight. The Kentish Belle, a micropub in Bexley, South East London, has been taking bookings for tables between 0.01am and 3am next … Read more

Buckingham Palace visitors can picnic in its gardens for the first time this summer

Visitors to Buckingham Palace this summer will be able to picnic in its gardens and explore the open space by themselves for the first time, the Royal Collection Trust has announced. The traditional summer opening of the palace’s state rooms and themed exhibition, which normally welcomes thousands, has been cancelled for a second year due … Read more

Stamp duty is shrinking the size of Londoners’ gardens

Garden space in London is getting smaller as stamp duty costs force mean people are adding extensions instead of moving, according to the Ordnance Survey. Reforms brought in back in 2014 mean more tax needs to be paid on homes worth more than £937,000 – traditionally found more often in the capital than many other … Read more

Britons are buying more trees and big bushes to obscure their gardens from prying neighbours

Britons are buying more trees and big bushes to obscure their gardens from prying neighbours as stores see sales surge amid lockdown easing British Garden Centres says it sold £2 million of plants at its 58 outlets last week But the shifting fashion has also caused an increase in neighbourhood disputes with 170 per cent … Read more

Demand for campsites, holiday lets and beer gardens rocket as Britons ready for lockdown easing 

It’s staycation mania! Demand for campsites, holiday lets and beer gardens rocket with Cornwall ‘more than 80% sold’ as Britons ready for lockdown easing on April 12 Outdoor wining & dining and staycation demand has soared in run up to April 12  Local travel industry is preparing for a busy summer with foreign trips unlikely … Read more

Outrage at wedding rule forbidding receptions in private gardens

New wedding rules banning receptions in private gardens but allowing them for up to 15 people in Covid-secure outdoor venues have been blasted by a think tank. The bridal roadmap out of lockdown opens the way for couples to get married again, and small-scale outdoor receptions will be allowed within a fortnight’s time. But there … Read more