Glee 2022 was very special for Zest. This year we unveiling many on-trend, new products for the 2023 spring season on our stand at #20D30-E31. These have been have been carefully crafted in-line with consumer needs using slow grown softwood timber from responsibly-managed forests.
We are thrilled to announce that our new Garden Bar and 2 Stool Set won the Best New Product in the Garden Leisure and Entertaining category. Our Pizza Oven Table and Keep Safe Parcel Store were also shortlisted.
We even won the prize for Best Coordinated Floral Team!
The new Zest range made its debut alongside a new Zest trade and consumer website, and all under the banner of our new consumer-facing brand positioning: Zest Outdoor Living – The Natural Choice.
Thank you to everyone who supported us at Glee this year to make it an incredibly successful and enjoyable event. It was fantastic talking with so many existing and prospective customers about the changes we’ve made to the business to ensure we continue to bring high quality, sustainable wooden garden products to our retailers.
As you may know, our new Garden Bar and Two Stool Set carried off top Glee honours on won the coveted “Best New Product” in the Garden Leisure and Entertaining category.
We also received very positive responses for other new products, including a contemporary garden dining and seat range, attractive curved bench seating, exciting new planters, a garden pizza oven table, and innovative keep-safe parcel storage.
Both the garden pizza oven table and the keep-safe parcel storage were finalists in their respective categories.
If you weren’t able to attend Glee 2022 then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team of account managers about the new products we have available for the 2023 season.
Simon Davison Head of Commercial Development
New Products Showcased at Glee
This year we've really invested in understanding what today’s consumers want from their outdoor space, and these new products reflect the importance of wellbeing and living a sustainable life outdoors, such as a new garden bar complete with stools, the Freya range of garden seating and dining sets, planters and garden storage, all acknowledging consumer desire for ease and convenience when it comes to achieving their outdoor vision.New Product Flyer for 2023
Garden Bar & 2 Stool Set
In response to consumer demand for outdoor living and entertaining, the Garden Bar and 2 Stool set combines a space saving solution and versatile storage with the benefit of creating the perfect party space.
The new Garden bar, is quick and easy to set up by simply opening the two main storage doors to make a sturdy base for the fold down counter which acts as a bar.
Opening the side panel hinged doors reveals fully fitted cabinet shelving ready to display a range of drinks and glasses. Guests can sit comfortably at the bar by removing the two sturdy stools which are conveniently stored inside the base section.
The innovative design of the compact shape opens up to make a great entertaining space. When not in use, the stools are simply stored away, the bar counter and doors neatly folded back into place and secured with fasteners.
Garden Pizza Oven Table
The new garden pizza oven table has been specifically designed with outdoor cooking in mind. Providing 360 degree access for fuelling the oven as well as for cooking and serving the pizzas. The main central table top is designed to securely hold a pizza oven and fold up sides for preparation and serving areas are attached. It has two substantial shelves for drinks, refreshments, plates and everything needed for outdoor entertaining in style.
Also ideal as a BBQ side table or as a garden potting table.
Freya Dining & Furniture Range
The Freya design presents a new design aesthetic and incorporates alternate width wooden slats cleverly spaced to make a very comfortable ergonomic seating shape. The extended high back improves comfort and support but also gives a sense of drama and presence to the outdoor dining experience. The encompassing style and presence of the Freya Dining Set offers the customer value for money through good design and premium appearance.
All details of the product have been considered, particularly the width and length of the arm rests, which provide maximum arm support as well as allowing space to rest a glass with a modern and contemporary look.
Part of Zest’s new Easy Build range, the Freya dining set is designed with fewer components for simple assembly using bolts. To suit any size of outdoor space the range offers a choice of furniture combinations including two or three seater benches, round or rectangular tables, chairs and a companion seat for two.
4 Tier Raised Bed
Designed to make a tall and impactful garden feature for flowers or cascading plants, the 4 tier raised bed is designed to give height and easy access for gardeners. This sturdy and well-constructed planter is ideal for grow your own fruit and vegetables as an alternative to flowers.
Its four separate compartments makes for easy planting especially suitable for children and the amateur gardeners. An internal base floor is available as an optional extra.
Parcel Store with Planter
To meet the increased demand for home delivery, the innovative parcel store has been designed to be both functional and an attractive home and garden feature. The easy lift lid, ensures parcels can be safely stored during the day ready for easy retrieval. Suitable for parcels in all shapes and sizes due to its generous capacity.
With the addition of the front planter compartment, the parcel store with planter becomes a colourful garden feature disguising its use as a parcel store.
The parcel store can also be used as an outdoor welly store, for storage of small garden tools, or even for storing children’s garden toys.
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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