Warming Up With Rivar

Warming Up With Rivar

Local Garden Center, Caversham Landscaping Depot, Gravel and Paving Slabs

Picture of a Landscaping Project in Caversham

Creating warm gardens with the help of your Hare Hatch local garden centre experts couldn’t be easier or more fun. We have a wide range of decorative, functional and affordable products, years of experience and a commitment to helping you to realise the potential of your exterior space.

Whilst a fire pit, a garden room, arbour or converted shed may deliver shelter from cold breezes, you can create the impression of warmth with a few simple touches. You don’t need to obtain a degree in landscape design; take your cue from the colour wheel and nature itself.

Even with seemingly endless grey skies and the winter chill, enjoy a warm sensation when you make the right landscaping materials and colour choices for your tastes and budget. Pinks, reds, oranges, gold and yellows are warm colours on the colour wheel and contrast with white, blue, purple and turquoise. Green sits next to yellow on the wheel, offering a serene or vibrant backdrop to the brighter shades.

Think back to the colours on your Christmas tree and decorations; rich greens, thrilling reds and golds glistened and shone brightly in to the room, quite possibly aided by candle and firelight in energising tones, inviting you to feel seasonal spirit and to bask in the warm glow. Hot colours psychologically make people feel warmer; red also increases the appetite so if you over indulged over the festive season then maybe you could blame the decorations? Work off the calories in the garden as you install your new landscaping materials.

Landscaping materials that warm the cockles of your heart

The clean sparkle of a white quartzitic gravel or paving can be attractive but it offers a cooling effect which is perfect for summer heatwaves but won’t inspire warmth on a January day; installing Cheshire Pink Gravel with its sumptuous red, pink and reddish-brown chippings has a wonderfully welcoming visual appeal. The golden tones of South Cerney Gravel and the toast brown hues of Toffee Gravel are also sure to delight.

The cool colours and sheen given by marble and travertine are reminiscent of icy, albeit very ornately fashioned, landscapes. Indian sandstone in Modak Rose is enchanting; it recreates the feel of a holiday and won’t fail to impress. Slip, fade, frost and stain resistant porcelain paving in multicolour or golden slabs won’t let winter dampen the allure as a bleak grey concrete may. Installing slate which boasts reds and browns delivers warmth that a black slate cannot.

Even the fencing and garden furniture colours play an integral part in the overall warm-cold sensation in an exterior space; silver is cold, browns are warmer, green works well with every warm colour and inspires images of lush pastures, growth and summer picnics. Painting a shed or playhouse with reds and yellows rather than harsher black and white softens the lines and instantly adds joy.

Why wait for summer before you venture outside? Your local garden centre team is ready to help you, from decisions to delivery, aggregates to ancillary products. Please call in today.

Locations we cover:

(From our Hare Hatch Depot:) Reading, Twyford, Henley, Peppard, Kidmore End, Sonning Common, Shiplake, Wargrave, Sonning, Maidenhead, Marlow, Holyport, Windsor, Bray, Binfield

(From our Thatcham Depot:) Pangbourne, Theale, Bradfield, Padworth, Beenham, Aldermaston, Woolhampton, Bucklebury, Newbury, Thatcham, Hungerford, Kintbury

(From our Tadley Depot:) Basingstoke, Tadley, Oakley, Baughurst, Chineham, Hook, Kingsclere, Headley, Yateley, Hartley Wintney, Heckfield, Basing, Wasing, Whitchurch, Overton, Litchfield

and everywhere in between...