Sitting in the garden and enjoying the sunshine and fresh air is one of life’s simple pleasures, whether you steal the occasional solitary hour or so for yourself (with a good book, perhaps?) or share the space with friends, eating a meal around the table with the odd glass or two. Even the smallest rooftop or cottage garden can be the perfect oasis, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. You don’t need much, just a comfortable chair, a table, and time set aside for relaxing. Add a few flowers, some shrubs, or a water feature if you really want to create a tranquil atmosphere, and you’ve got your own piece of heaven on earth.