Hayes Exclusive Premium double cocoon
Angela Slater
Daughter of a farmer and market gardener so have always had a connection with the outdoors, whether it was keeping animals or producing fruit, vegetables and cut flowers. Along with my work at Hayes Garden World I also have a smallholding, mainly breeding rare breed pigs. I gained an HND and BSc in Conservation and Environmental Land Management, as a result I am an ardent environmentalist and have a keen interest in environmentally friendly gardening. In my time at Hayes I worked for several years in the Outdoor Plant and Houseplant areas

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Stylish, comfy, perfect for lazing in the sun; the Cocoon has it all

Cocoons are the fastest growing, trendiest garden furniture to come onto the market in the last couple of years; sales have rocketed. They have replaced the traditional swing seats, being so much more comfortable; perfect for a lazy afternoon in the garden curled up on the soft, deep cushions with a good book and a long cool drink, or just an afternoon nap. They come supplied with the cushions, just customise them with a throw or another couple of cushions in your favourite colour to blend in with your outdoor space or garden palette. They really suit a lush tropical style of garden, having that old colonial feel about them, but equally they will fit in with a contemporary minimalist outdoor space.

Hayes Exclusive Premium double cocoon resin weave detail

Hayes Exclusive Premium double cocoon resin weave detail

Although they are marketed as garden furniture they are perfect for a child’s bedroom, especially if it’s on the small side, the single cocoons have a very small footprint, only 110 x 110 cm (3’7” x 3’7”). As your children grow there’s no need to buy new furniture; the cocoon is just as accommodating for a youngster as it is for a teenager. They also make a great alternative to the now rather dated conservatory furniture which is on offer; a single and a double cocoon would make a really comfortable garden room suite.

They are lightweight so quite easy to move around the garden if you want to follow the sun. Just place them on a flat stable surface to avoid accidents. They come supplied with a breathable cover which prevents any condensation forming, which can lead to mildew and fungal growths. If you do need to clean them just add a small amount of washing-up liquid to some lukewarm water and apply with either a cloth or a soft brush. Clean them on a dry, warm day so that they dry as quickly as possible. If you do happen to chip the frame just dab it with a touch of clear nail varnish to prevent any further damage.

Hayes Exclusive Premium double cocoon hanging mechanism

Cocoon hanging mechanism