Up Close And Personal: Our Gardens

At Alexander Francis we are passionate about enhancing outdoor living spaces and we thought it would be nice for our customers to get to know a bit more about our colleague’s gardens. First up we have Hajni who is our super efficient Finance Manager who describes her outdoor area as a paved courtyard garden that she has tried to make into a relaxing enjoyable space that requires little maintenance.

small courtyard garden

She has cleverly incorporated lots of hanging baskets and foliage to add different textures and colours to draw the attention away from the paving slabs that dominate the space. Her favourite part of her garden is “My award winning flowers… looking at them whilst relaxing in my Veneto chairs”. Hajni has recently won the Knightstone’s Most Improved Garden Award 2015.

flowers in courtyard garden


hanging basket in garden




Having a small courtyard garden doesn’t stop her coming up with some unusual ideas to make the area more interesting like upcycling her old bath tub and making it a focal point of her garden. She says “the next purchase to brighten up my garden even more would be an outdoor rug to complete the look”. Outdoor rugs are currently a popular outdoor accessory for patios and decking.

bath tub filled with flowersHajni’s gardening skills don’t stop there. When she isn’t busy tending to her own shrubs and hanging baskets in her UK home, she is busy helping with her parent’s garden in her native country Hungary. We especially love the garage in her family home shown here adorned with foliage.

trimming the vines

The Veneto white contemporary outdoor furniture chairs were part of our 2013 collection. Click here for a sneak peak of new Veneto Collections coming in 2016.

Karen Wichard

I am the Operations Manager for Alexander Francis. I'm passionate about outdoor furniture design and enjoy writing pieces for our blog page. We are always happy to hear from our customers, so if you have any questions or photos you would like to share, send them over to marketing@alexander-francis.co.uk

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