Bathing Outside

One of life’s luxuries must be an outdoor bath. There’s constant talk about bringing the outside in… Filling our homes with plants and flowers to lift the spirits and feed the senses. But what about taking the inside out? Try creating an outdoor bathroom for a real garden oasis.

Outdoor Spa Bath

It may sound a little extravagant, but a vintage cast iron tub or shower in the garden makes a lovely feature – and it’s increasingly popular; you’ll find many a spa and hotel with a well-appointed outdoor tub. And, whilst a homemade garden spa may not be fed from a hot mineral spring or sat in a woodland setting, there’s much that can be achieved at home.

Choose a spot with a view, if you have one, or create an intimate nook. Surround the tub with plants and herbs, string fairy lights nearby and create something lovely for all the family to enjoy.

Practical considerations are important. You’ll need to be able to fill the tub, preferably using a hose from taps with a hot water supply. In terms of emptying, you could direct the water straight to a drain or, failing that, let it soak into the garden as you would a paddling pool.

An outdoor bath makes the most of your garden

For a true haven, make sure to use eco-friendly bathing products, or forage and make your own from herbs and petals. Don’t forget a well-appointed stool for drinks and snacks, and a hook for a towel or bathrobe. Then, just wait for a glorious summer afternoon… or a balmy night with a starlit sky. Outdoor bathing makes the most of your backyard oasis by allowing you to take in the fresh air, natural scenery, sunlight and moonlight in the comfort of your own home.

“Happy Bathing…….indoors or out”!