Zest, a leading manufacturer of sustainable PEFC/16-37-1490 slow-grown softwood, sourced from responsibly managed forests, was proud to unveil a range of new products for the 2024 season, designed with consumer needs in mind. Located at stand #20D30-E31, visitors discovered innovative and sustainable timber products that elevate the outdoor living experience.
At Zest, we understand the significance of well-being and sustainability in outdoor living, and therefore we have invested significantly in understanding what today's consumers want from their outdoor space. Our products are thoughtfully crafted, innovative, and designed for comfort and style. We were delighted to enter our new products into the Glee New Product Awards at this year's event.
With a heritage in the timber industry spanning five generations, Zest is the natural choice for timber garden products. Our range of outdoor furniture and garden products, including planters, arches, and decorative structures, are perfect for outdoor entertaining, relaxation, and even nurturing home-grown produce.
Zest products are made from sustainable slow-grown softwood sourced from PEFC certified (PEFC/16-37-1490) forests.
Poland is one of the best in the world at managing forests. Its forests cover over 29% of the country. Most trees in Poland are harvested between 80 – 100 years to make the best quality Zest products. Read More
New Products Showcased at Glee
Terraza Outdoor Kitchen
Absolutely on trend for outdoor entertaining, Zest is launching a stunning collection which provides a sustainable route to alfresco cooking, and one which will blend into the garden beautifully. And all at a very affordable price! Made from PEFC (PEFC/16-37-1490), sustainable slow grown softwood from responsibly managed forests and with a 10 year guarantee against rot, all products in the Terraza Outdoor Kitchen range can be purchased individually or as a set comprising two double units and a display corner unit. There is also an optional side table to extend the serving space. The double kitchen unit has two large doors that open wide to access the internal shelf which offer storage for tools and cooking equipment. The additional open sided shelf is ideal for plates, cutlery and serving utensils. The double kitchen units come with a stainless steel top which is perfect for food preparation. The corner unit provides masses of storage and is also perfect for setting up a pizza oven and will be familiar with the standard working height you would find in an indoor kitchen. Delivered flat packed, the Terraza Outdoor Kitchen can be easily assembled on a firm solid ground to give years of outdoor enjoyment.
All items in the collection will coordinate with existing Zest outdoor entertaining products including the Zest Garden Bar and Two Stool Set and the Zest Pizza Oven Table to create the perfect natural outdoor kitchen and entertaining area – bringing you closer to nature and all at a very attractive price.
Compact Botanical Greenhouse
Outdoor living expert Zest is launching the Compact Botanical Greenhouse, a high quality perspex glazed, small space greenhouse, ideal for nurturing young plants. It has a sustainable, sturdy wooden frame made from PEFC (PEFC/16-37-1490), sustainable slow-grown softwood from responsibly managed forests and has hinged doors and an opening roof with dual height stays for optimum ventilation. It comes complete with door catches and strategically placed drainage holes in the roof frame. Ideal for those with a balcony, patio or small city garden.
With two large shelves, which are removable to accommodate taller plants, this product is perfect for aspirational and convenience gardeners who have limited space in which to enjoy growing flowers, fruit and vegetables.
Tall Botanical Greenhouse
Zest’s new space saving Tall Botanical Greenhouse combines stunning looks with all the functionality of a greenhouse. It is made from PEFC (PEFC/16-37-1490), sustainable slow grown soft wood from responsibly managed forests and designed to blend perfectly with the natural world. Most suited for positioning against the wall of the house or outbuilding. Fully glazed with quality perspex to allow light through both roof and sides, the Zest Tall Botanical Greenhouse boasts two fully adjustable roof panels with securing latches for confidence and safety allowing for optimal temperature control for all types of plants. It has removable shelves which can also be reconfigured to a half width to allow for taller plants as required and its classic greenhouse look combined with its superb practicality makes it an outstanding winner for a GYO enthusiast.
Eco Hive Composter
Making your own compost at home is now a massive and environmentally beneficial garden trend, but compost bins can be unattractive even if useful and desirable. Zest’s new Eco Hive Composter not only has some super functional advantages, but it is also an attractive addition to any garden. Shaped like a traditional beehive and made from PEFC (PEFC/16-37-1490), sustainable slow grown soft wood from responsibly managed forests, this product is a winner from the start. Add to that a large 405 litre capacity and an open base that helps to produce internal heat which makes compost faster, ensures this is a really practical purchase. The lid opens either side and folds back on itself for ease of removal in order to churn the compost and gardeners can easily harvest the compost from the lower hatch. Narrow gaps in the side panels allows air to circulate in the composter whilst keeping the rain out. The angled ‘cant cut’ timber boards keeps the waste inside hidden and out of sight as well as having a more modern aesthetic and aids ventilation. The timber lid and side panels help to manage the temperature and moisture content, retaining the heat and ventilating the compost– which is needed in order to speed up decomposition. The open base allows micro-organisms, worms and slugs from the ground to get into the waste heap and help to break it down into top quality compost.
A sanctuary in which to enjoy the garden, this covered seating arbour offers ample space for four people to sit and enjoy dining, relaxation, or coffee and conversation. Including a spacious fitted table, delightful trellis panels and comfortable angled seats, the Zest Stirling Arbour is suitable for any occasion. Expertly designed using DFMA (Designed for Manufacture and Assembly) principles, the Stirling Arbour is designed to be packed efficiently for more sustainable transportation. A family favourite at a competitive price point which will fit into any garden. The Stirling Arbour is made from PEFC (PEFC/16-37-1490), sustainable slow grown soft wood from responsibly managed forests and comes with a 10 year guarantee against rot.
The perfect multipurpose Potting Bench and garden work table, this is the ideal product for starting seedlings and potting plants at a comfortable working height. With a wide edging and cross brace support, this is a practical, sturdy garden essential. And with a shelf to allow for extra storage space, it keeps the work top free for potting and planting. An added benefit is that the shelf is removable not only allowing for the storage of larger items below, but also allows the bench to be made accessible for wheelchair access or seating. It is made from PEFC (PEFC/16-37-1490), sustainable slow grown soft wood from responsibly managed forests and comes with a 10 year guarantee against rot.
Aria Modular Seating
Outdoor entertaining is massively on trend and to maximise the potential of spending relaxation time outdoors and close to nature, the perfect seating solution is not only comfortable and stylish, but modular to make the most of the available space. Zest’s new Aria Modular Seating Set is an ideal product which provides mix and match configurations comprising a double seat, a single seat, a corner seat and a table, which doubles as an extra foot stool, all with deep and chunky contemporary grey cushions included. Each item can also be purchased separately or as an addition to the standard set.
With a sturdy and sustainable frame, made from PEFC (PEFC/16-37-1490), sustainable slow grown soft wood from responsibly managed forests, Aria Modular Seating offers generous space and angled back support for optimal comfort in a low lounging seat design. The Aria Modular Seating comes with a 10 year guarantee against rot.
The easy build construction and angular form offers a modern twist on traditional materials. Developed to offer a unique alternative aesthetic to the eco-conscious user in a rattan saturated sector.
2024 Zest Product Video Showcase
Zest and PEFC
What is PEFC?
PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes) is an international, non-governmental, non-profit organisation founded in 1999, promoting sustainable forest management through a forest certification system and labelling products made by independent units.
Why is there a chain of custody?
PEFC chain of custody tracks certified timber from the forest to the final product including stages of wood processing, in order to ensure that the wood used is from certified managed forests. This gives confidence to the buyer that products are made from environmental timber from well managed forests.
Is PEFC a world leader in forest management?
PEFC certification systems is available in more than 30 countries worldwide and is responsible for certification of over 275 million hectares of forests. Making PEFC the world leader in forest management. PEFC have the history, size and reputation to enforce an excellent forest managed certification systems.
Why buy PEFC certified product?
PEFC Certified products are accepted in many public and private strategies worldwide with over 15,800 companies having a chain of custody certification in PEFC system.
Zest is working with its main Polish supplier and the Polish Forestry Commission on a 10,000 acre replanting initiative in the Lipusz forest district
Meet the Zest Team
Head of Commercial Development
Head of Business Support
National Key Account Manager
South East Account Manager
Midlands, South Wales & South West Account Manager
North Wales, North West, Yorkshire, Cheshire, Staffordshire & Leicestershire Account Manager
Scotland, Ireland & Northern England Account Manager
Customer Service Manager
Baytree Garden Centre
Partners at Munro's Nurseries
Director at Strawberry Corner Garden Centre
Head of Sales and Marketing at Almondsbury Garden Centre
Operations Manager at Ken Bailey at Wistow
Victoria Farm & Selby Garden Centres
Michelle de Lavis-Trafford
Chief Executive Officer at Choice Marketing
Buyer at Klondyke Group Limited
General Manager of Fakenham Garden Centre
MacMillan Fundraising Manager
Head of BHF Cymru
Supplying quality timber garden products to the trade for five generations
Zest is dedicated to bringing award-winning products to garden centres, major retailing groups and online retailers.
We are a leading supplier of award-winning sustainable timber garden products with a family heritage in the timber industry stretching back 5 generations.
Our innovative range includes, furniture, planters, arches, fencing, decorative structures and GYO products made from sustainable PEFC (PEFC/16-37-1490) and FSC® (C114990) slow grown soft wood sourced from responsibly managed forests.
We design innovative products aimed at outdoor living enthusiasts, positioning ourselves as the natural choice for timber garden products.
We sell to garden centres, major retailing groups and online retailers and have a dedicated national sales team of professionals. We provide a wide range of support services and materials to help our retailers maximise their Zest sales.
Zest is a British, family-run, fifth generation business and for over 35 years we have been designing and manufacturing sustainable, environmentally-friendly timber products using wood sourced from responsibly managed forests in Europe.
Our award-winning, sustainable, slow grown softwood range is the result of years of dedication, innovation and unrivalled expertise in creating garden products that deliver beauty, quality, and durability.
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