5 easy ways to work copper into your garden

Add a little bit of lustre to your outdoor space

Forget about pendants lights and freestanding baths, copper is making a bid for the outdoors with bird feeders, watering cans and flowerpots.

Ideal for adding a warm, rosy appearance to luscious leaves or urban balconies, here's how to take the metal of the moment into your garden (without overdoing the bling).

After all, copper is here to stay.

Bird song

copper bird feeder on tree branches

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Nestle this beautiful bird feeder handmade from solid 16 ounce, unfinished copper on tree branches to add some gleam to outdoor spaces. The twisting top acts as a baffle to protect birds and seeds, while the bottom tray holds various types of feed so you can attract the birds you want.

Copper Pavilion Bird Feeder, £59.95, The Balcony Gardener


copper watering can

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Haws have been making watering cans for over 100 years and this copper creation is a classic and easy to handle. With a removable brass rose for fine spray, the glistening garden accessory is perfect for watering hanging baskets and herbs. Make sure you store this watering can indoors.

Haws Copper Watering Can, £49, Wood & Meadow at Not On The High Street

Hang time

copper hanging basket with plant

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A hanging basket bursting with Busy Lizzies or Pelargoniums always gives front doors some visual appeal, while adding a splash of colour to shady gardens. Planting foliage or colourful blooms in this copper pot will add a contemporary look to your garden while giving that little bit of luster.

Bloomingville Flower Pot Hanging Copper, £34, Out There Interiors

In full swing

copper swing in garden with plants and tree

(Image credit: Myburgh Designs)

Are you after something a little different from your normal garden furniture? There's no better way to relax in the summer sun than reclining on this copper swing seat from Myburgh Designs. Just add a scattering of colourful cushions and relax.

Lily Swing, £5,000, Myburgh Designs

Shine on

copper lantern for tea light pillar candle

(Image credit: Oliver Bonas)

Simply add a tea light or pillar candle to this distressed white and copper lantern, hang from its gleaming handle and cast an atmospheric glow over alfresco summer dinner parties.

Copper and white hurricane lantern, £28, Oliver Bonas