Moving your garden tips

When moving home, the garden can be the last place you plan for or not even plan for at all. On the day of your move you realise just how many potted plants, ornaments or patio furniture you really have. Here are our top tips for making sure that moving your garden furnitures goes as smoothly and stress-free as possible. Consult with a professional moving company who can advise you on the best way to move your garden furniture into your new garden.

Garden Items to Move

Patio furniture

Patio furniture can get quite soily and dirty, make sure to prepare these items by washing them out with a clean towerl and multi-surface spray. Last thing you need is to get that dirt all over your other belongings.

After a good clean you should wrap up your furniture to help prevent damage or damage to other items (think pointy chair legs). A bubble wrap will do.

Lastly, it’s important that garden furniture is packed properly in the van – garden furniture tends to be heavy and you want to make sure they are secure in their place and not flying around inside the van.

moving patio furniture

Potted plants and baskets

If you packed these in the van well and drive carefully, then you should be able to transport these easily. You may want to wrap tsome of the shrubs or endges or secure them well on their spot in the van.


If you purchased some lighting for your garden then you may want to take these with you. Make sure to pack any lighting with plenty of bubble wrap Рa lot of garden lighting is solar powered on the panels and these can be very fragile.

Garden ornaments

Garden ornaments even though they are a bit more robust than interior ornaments are still prone to breaking. Bubble wrap them and ensure they are securely placed in the van. Consider putting them inside a protective cardboard box.



Different pets travel differently, speak to a local pet store where you got them from for some advice. 

Need to move your garden? Contact A Man and Van 247

We move homes and gardens around Bournemouth, Dorset to anywhere nationwide. Give us a call for a free quote at 01202 974781 or visit a man and van contact page.

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