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Tips for Selecting Patio Furniture

Imagine a place where you can escape to at the end of the workday – A place to sit and relax, perhaps enjoy the garden and the sounds of nature.

Now imagine that place is in your own backyard.  The comfort of your backyard retreat, however, can only be experienced with just the right patio furniture.

Here are our top six tips to help you select the right patio furniture for your outdoor haven:

Explore your dream.

First things first: What does your paradise backyard look like? Think about the way you want to utilize this dream. A relaxing private escape? A place to entertain?  A way to enjoy recreational activities? Or all of the above?

Many different kinds of patio furniture sets are available. From dining sets that accommodate nine people to sofas and rocking chairs, English Gardens Patio Shop has your perfect backyard destination setting.

Shopping Tip: Know your space and bring measurements. Pull out a measuring tape, a ruler, pencil and a piece of paper to map out how much room you have. Bring pictures for our experts to help you design your vision.

Location, Location, Location.

An important consideration some people forget is WHERE the furniture will sit in their yard… think of morning versus afternoon sun…and whether a tree with falling leaves/sap will be right above a dining table!

Size matters.

How much space you have is an important consideration when shopping for furniture.  It’s important not to over crowd.  And putting a puny set in a large space just looks incomplete. Flow is important.

Size also matters for the proportions of the furniture. People come in all shapes and sizes and what fits one body will vary a lot!  Which leads to…..


 Are you looking for the perfect wicker club chair with neck support? Or you might be interested in a classy look with a nice cushion on the seat? We invite anyone shopping for patio furniture to sit in as many chairs as they want!  Sit in EVERY chair you’re considering. Fluffy cushions are attractive to many, but not everyone!

Explore the options available.

English Gardens only carries good quality furniture from manufacturers with proven track records.  Most sets come with warranties, backed with English Gardens 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

Patio furniture is available in many different materials; which one is right for you?

Cast Aluminum furniture is heavy, so it’s great for windy locations and lake fronts.  You won’t find this furniture flying around the neighborhood. Our cast aluminum sets go through pre-treatment, to remove oxidation, dirt, dust, grease to protect the pieces from corrosion. The furniture’s powder coating finish is formulated to resist chipping, peeling and fading, similar to automotive finishes.

Sling furniture on tubular aluminum frames: Stylish and available in many colors.  Frames are non-rusting.  Sling furniture is comfortable, light weight and easy to move around, providing flexibility in your outdoor room.

All weather wicker has increased in popularity over the years.  The rust-proof aluminum frames feature suspension sitting for comfort.  Cushions are made from high- quality, solution-dyed outdoor Sunbrella or Outdura brand fabrics. Fabrics are durable and resistant to sun fading.

Umbrellas: Treasure Garden, the largest shade production manufacturer in the world, designs luxurious umbrellas with state-of-the-art technology. Features like the Auto Tilt and Collar Tilts offer hassle-free protection from the sun in any direction. Uniquely, the umbrella cord that sustains the fully opened umbrella is made from Kevlar, the material used in bullet-proof vests. Shop a selection of 

These are just a few examples of the detailed, handmade quality furniture available at the English Gardens Patio Shop.

Ask for help

“There is no such thing as a stupid question.” Shopping for patio furniture isn’t an everyday occurrence.  Rely on our expert advice so you leave with a set you absolutely love and your family will enjoy for many years. English Gardens has top-quality patio furniture with unbeatable warranties. Our sales associates are happy to help you find your perfect patio furniture.  Come on in and leave with your dream patio set.

Visit any English Gardens location for more information.

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English Garden Nurseries & Garden Centers Serve the Greater Clinton Twp., Dearborn Heights, Royal Oak, West Bloomfield, Eastpointe, and Plymouth Ann Arbor Michigan Areas

Providing garden centers complete with full service landscaping, seasonal holiday stores including their enchanting Christmas Stores, and most locations even offer a full service in house florist

English Gardens Detroit MI area nurseries & garden centers are not only the areas largest garden nurseries, but they offer the largest selection of products and services found anywhere in the Clinton Twp., Dearborn Heights, Royal Oak, West Bloomfield, Eastpointe, and Plymouth Ann Arbor Michigan regions providing full service garden centers, full service landscaping and landscape design, seasonal holiday stores including their enchanting Christmas Stores, the largest selection of Patio Furniture in Michigan, and most locations even offer a full service in house florist for flower arrangements for every day as well as those special occasions such as wedding flowers, event flowers, sympathy and funeral flower arrangements, prom flowers, and more!

Our nurseries and garden centers have the areas largest selection of plants, flowers, shrubs, annuals, perennials, and patio furniture. Garden supplies are in abundance, with everything from garden tools and accessories, to garden and potting soil, mulches, bagged garden stone, pots and so much more. We have everything you need for your outdoor gardening needs.

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Our floral designers can create perfect floral arrangements for weddings, events, funerals, proms and the like. Make the moment beautiful.

Our Christmas Stores in addition to being one of the areas best holiday experiences, are filled with live and life-like artificial Christmas trees, including flocked artificial Christmas trees, and those sometimes hard to come by 9 foot flocked artificial Christmas trees, as well as a large, ready to take home inventory, of 3 foot artificial Christmas trees, 4 foot artificial Christmas trees, 5 foot artificial Christmas trees, 7.5 foot artificial Christmas trees, 9 foot artificial Christmas trees and 12 foot artificial Christmas trees, and all of the other holiday items you need like Christmas lights, decorations, Christmas wreaths & garland of all types, and unique gifts. Make the Holiday beautiful!

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Clinton Township, MI

44850 Garfield Rd. at Hall Rd.
Clinton Twp., Michigan 48038

Phone Numbers
Phone: (586) 286-6100
Fax: (586) 286-0033

Dearborn Heights, MI

22650 Ford Rd. at Outer Dr.
Dearborn Heights, Michigan 48127

Phone Numbers
Nursery: (313) 278-4433
Florist: (313) 565-8133
Fax: (313) 278-0459

Eastpointe, MI

22501 Kelly Rd. at Nine Mile Rd.
Eastpointe, Michigan

Phone Numbers
Phone: (586) 771-4200
Fax: (586) 771-4894

Plymouth/Ann Arbor, MI

9900 Ann Arbor Road W.
Plymouth, Michigan

Phone Numbers
Phone: (734) 453-5500

Royal Oak, MI

4901 Coolidge Hwy,
Royal Oak, Michigan

Phone Numbers
Phone: (248) 280-9500
Fax: (248) 280-2688

West Bloomfield, MI

6370 Orchard Lake Rd. at Maple
West Bloomfield Township, Michigan

Phone Numbers
Phone: (248) 851-7506
Fax: (248) 539-4738

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