garden party

Lockdown has been challenging for people up and down the country, but now, we are in a transitionary phase where restrictions are easing. With that in mind, more and more people are heading into their gardens to see their loved ones. The conditions are perfect, sunshine, fresh air and plenty of space to maintain social distancing.

But how many people can you have in your garden at once? Can you get the whole family round? Well, the guidelines differ depending on where you are in the UK. The restrictions in England look slightly different from those in Scotland and Wales for example.

Here’s a brief overview of how many people you can have in your garden in different places.

England – Up to 6 people from different households can meet up outdoors.

Wales – Gatherings of up to 30 people are now permitted outdoors.

Scotland – People can meet in groups of up to 15 people outdoors from 5 up to 5 different households.

Northern Ireland – Up to 30 people can meet outdoors.

Of course, all of these guidelines are conditional – you must still do your best to maintain social distancing. This is essential if we’re going to avoid a second wave of the pandemic.

Making the most of your garden

So, now you know how many people you can have in your garden, you can start to plan a gathering. You might be looking out into your garden thinking… ‘I wish I’d gone out there and done some gardening over lockdown’. Don’t worry. You’re not the only person whose garden is in need of some TLC.

Until things go back to normal in pubs and restaurants, it’s more than likely that we’ll be making the most of our privately owned outdoor spaces, so now’s a great time to think about sprucing them up.

weatherdek composite decking

DeckPlus composite decking

That’s where we come in! We can help you transform your garden space (no matter what size) into a safe, comfortable gathering space. We offer composite deck boards in a range of styles and finishes to suit your design preferences. From boards that look just like real wood to boards in a contemporary grey colour – we do it all. The decking you can see in the cosy seating area above is our popular WeatherDek Grey option. This provides a subtle silver colour that works well with light wood furniture.

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The benefits of our composite decking:

  • Can be wiped & cleaned easily to maintain a hygienic space
  • Looks like real wood but doesn't require the same level of maintenance
  • Available in modern colours
  • Guaranteed to last between 10 & 30 years
  • Great, affordable prices!


So there you have it, a great way to spruce your garden up in preparation for your post-lockdown parties. If you'd like to ask any questions about our composite decking, or if you'd like to place your order over the phone, give us a call on 0800 028 8756. Did you know you can now order your composite decking directly through our website! Browse our full range of composite decking here.