The garden is a unique part of your home where the hustle and bustle of life can take a backseat while you relax and unwind. And the right fire pits for your garden can effortlessly transform your space into an even cosier hub of tranquillity and calm.

Around the fire pit – it's a place where stories spark, and laughter abounds. But how do you select that perfect fire pit that complements your garden?

Join the Direct Stoves team as we take you through our top five fire pits for garden warmth and charm this summer. Plus, we've got some handy tips, tricks, and features to keep in mind to help you choose the right one.

1)    Hex Garden Fire Pit

Two black hex garden fire pits placed on grass with a house in the background. The fire pits have an angular stand and a bowl on top. The bowl is filled with fire.

Hex Garden Fire Pit

Are you dreaming of a garden that feels like a cosy retreat you can't wait to spend time in after a long day at work? Then, you've got to check out the Hex Garden Fire Pit. It's not just something to sit around – it’s a stylish, sturdy fire pit designed with garden lovers in mind.

The Hex really is a stand-out piece. Its modern design makes it really stand out, wherever you place it in the garden.  Plus, it's good at keeping you warm for hours after the sun goes down, whether you’re enjoying leftover barbecue goodies or relaxing outside with a drink in hand. With this fire pit in your garden, you can look forward to plenty of warm, welcoming nights under the stars.

Things to love about the Hex Garden Fire Pit

  • Sturdy and well-made.
  • Makes your garden feel cosy and welcoming.
  • Easy to move around.
  • Doubles as decoration.
  • Striking, modern design.

Any downsides?

  • The modern look might not fit in with every garden style.

Overall, the Hex Garden Fire Pit is a fabulous addition to most modern gardens. It’s more than just a decoration – it’s a garden game-changer, and you’ll love it!

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2)    Arada Delta Fire Pit

A triangle shaped firepit filled with buring logs. The fire pit is resting on two grey stones placed on sand.

Arada Delta Fire Pit

Looking for a way to make your garden even more fun to spend time in? You're going to love the Delta fire pit from Arada Stoves. This nifty feature is the perfect fit for small gardens, and it's lightweight and portable enough to take camping or on trips to the beach, too. Made from pieces of laser-cut steel that easily fit together, its user-friendly design makes it a breeze to set up.

Portable and super versatile, the Delta doesn't disappoint, whether you use it to stay warm on a chilly night or roast marshmallows around a campfire.

What's more, the Delta is as stylish as it is practical. The sleek and simple design adds a classy touch to any outdoor area. Plus, it's made from super-durable, strong steel that'll stand the test of time, allowing you to enjoy your Delta for many seasons.

Things to love about the Arada Delta Fire Pit

  • Easy to put together with laser-cut steel parts.
  • A sleek design that adds class to any outdoor area.
  • Portable and versatile.
  • Available in small, medium, and large sizes.
  • Sturdy, long-lasting steel material.

Any downsides?

  • The small size might not be enough for larger gardens or gatherings.

In short, the Arada Delta is a great solution for any outdoor adventure. It’s not just a fire pit – it’s a must-have accessory for making great memories with family and friends.

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3)    Sunny Garden Fire Pit

The Sunny Garden Fire Pit with flames on a patio in the evening with a table and chairs, lanterns, and string lights.

Sunny Garden Fire Pit

Are you looking for something to make your garden or patio even more special? Let's introduce you to the Sunny Garden Fire Pit. This modern, stylish decoration is designed just for the serious garden enthusiast.

The Sunny Garden Fire Pit stands out in more ways than one. The modern design will catch everybody's eye and quickly become the main focal point of your outdoor space. But it's not just for show. With this fire pit in your garden, you can stay warm and cosy as you enjoy summer evenings under the open sky.

Things to love about the Sunny Garden Fire Pit

  • Well-made and sturdy.
  • Unique, modern design.
  • Makes your outdoor space feel inviting and cosy.
  • Adds a stylish touch to any garden.

Any downsides?

  • The contemporary design might not be the right fit for all outdoor décor styles.

In a nutshell, the Sunny Garden Fire Pit is a must-have for your modern garden or patio. It’s more than just a source of heat – it’s a way to make your outdoor space feel luxurious and inviting.

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4)    Gamma Garden Fire Pit

The Gamma Garden Fire Pit with flames on a grey patio next to a grey rattan outdoor furniture set. Behind is a large glass patio door leading to a living room.

Gamma Garden Fire Pit

If you want something that will jazz up your outdoor space, the Gamma Garden Fire Pit might be just what you're looking for. This stylish, top-quality fire pit is designed for people who care about their garden being a functional home area.

The Gamma isn't just your average fire pit. Its sleek, angular design will grab all your guests' attention. And it's not just a pretty face, either. With the Gamma Fire Pit gracing your garden, you can look forward to cosy, relaxing evenings, enjoying the fresh air all year round next to a warm, crackling fire. This fun and different decoration will add a fresh, unique touch to your outdoor space, making it feel even more welcoming.

Things to love about the Gamma Garden Fire Pit

  • Modern and unique stand-alone design.
  • Built to last.
  • Creates a cosy, welcoming atmosphere.
  • Brings a trendy touch to your garden or patio.

Any downsides?

  • The modern, angular style might be out of place in a more traditionally styled garden.

To sum it up, the Gamma is a fabulous addition to almost any garden. You will adore it if you’re looking for something contemporary and a little different to level up your outdoor space!

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5)    Pit Garden Fire Pit

The Pit Garden Fire Pit with flames on a gravel and paving stone patio. Behind there is a lot of greenery, purple leaves and a wooden fence.

Pit Garden Fire Pit

If you aim to transform your garden into a stunning, cosy haven, the Pit Garden Fire Pit is just what you need. This isn't your typical fire pit – it’s a unique, stylish decoration for those who want to take the ‘sitting in the garden’ experience up a notch.

The Pit boasts a modern design that will catch the eye and start conversations. You'll love it if you go for different and slightly quirky pieces that make your home stand out from the crowd. But its charm doesn't stop with its looks. This fire pit promises to fill your garden with a cosy atmosphere, perfect for relaxing on a summer evening.

Even when it’s not lit, the Pit is an interesting feature that brings a distinctive flair to your outdoor space. It's the perfect addition to create a warm, welcoming garden you can enjoy all through summer and beyond.

Things to love about the Pit Garden Fire Pit

  • Uniquely modern and interesting freestanding design.
  • Creates a comfortable, inviting outdoor atmosphere.
  • Made from high-quality, durable materials.
  • Adds a stylish look to your garden.

Any downsides?

  • The modern look of this fire pit might not blend well with every outdoor space.

In a nutshell, the Pit Garden Fire Pit is an essential addition to your garden or terrace. It’s not just any old decoration or fire pit – it’s a one-of-a-kind feature that will enhance your outdoor living experience.

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Choosing the right fire pit for your garden

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Fire pit materials

The durability, aesthetics, and maintenance requirements of your fire pit will largely depend on the material it is made from. Some popular materials include:

  • Cast iron: Cast iron fire pits are treasured for their nostalgic charm, conjuring up memories of the good old days of open-air cooking over a campfire. But their appeal isn't merely nostalgic. Cast iron's exceptional heat retention makes your fires burn longer and warmer. Plus, it's a material known for being robust. So, with some care and protection from the elements, cast iron fire pits can grace your garden for many years.
  • Stainless steel: If you want a contemporary statement with clean lines and a polished appearance, stainless steel fire pits might be perfect. Their high resistance to rust and corrosion makes them an ideal choice for any garden. Plus, they're lightweight, allowing you to move your gathering spot as needed.
  • Copper: Copper fire pits share the modern appeal of stainless steel but add a dash of old-world elegance with their rich, warm colour. Over time, copper develops a patina that gives each fire pit a unique, aged look. Copper also handles heat well and is resistant to corrosion, ensuring that your fire pit remains a functional garden centrepiece for a long time.
  • Stone and concrete: Do you want a timeless, natural aesthetic that can blend effortlessly with any garden style? Stone or concrete fire pits might be your perfect fit. The weight of these features gives them stability, making them excellent fire pits for gardens prone to strong winds. Plus, they stand up well to high heat and are a durable choice for leaving outdoors.

Size and style

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How big do you need a fire pit to be? Once you've decided on the suitable material for your space, it's time to think about the size and style. This isn't a case of 'bigger is better'. Your fire pit should integrate smoothly into your garden space. Larger spaces can handle a more grandiose fire feature, while a compact pit could create a cosy corner in a small garden. Harmony is critical here.

Style is another crucial consideration. Round fire pits for garden spaces are a great way to create a communal vibe, inviting everyone to gather around. On the other hand, square or rectangular pits align well with structured outdoor layouts, giving a sense of formality and direction.

If you have a more whimsical or free-spirited garden, don't be afraid to look for unusual fire pit styles. Sculptural fire pits or models with unique shapes or cut-outs can add an unexpected touch of fun and visual interest.

Wood vs gas

Next on your decision list is choosing between a wood-burning or gas fire pit. Wood burning pits are the top choice for a classic campfire experience, with the intoxicating aroma of burning wood. Gas pits, on the other hand, offer ease of use and control – perfect for impromptu garden gatherings. If a gas heater is more your thing, check out our range here.

Wood burning:

Cast iron fire pit campfire place at forest beach camping with bright burning flame

The crackling sound, the mesmerising flame dance, and the irresistible scent – nothing beats wood-burning fire pits for garden relaxation and creating an authentic, sensory-rich experience. It's the quintessential campfire experience brought right to your outdoor space. Wood fires also produce more heat than gas, making them ideal for those extra chilly nights.

However, there are some downsides to consider. Wood-burning fire pits for gardens require a steady supply of firewood, and lighting them can require more effort. You'll also need to consider the clean-up factor, as they produce ash that needs regular cleaning.


A close-up of the flames in a home fire pit in long exposure.

Enter the world of gas fire pits, and you'll find convenience at your fingertips. With a quick dial turn, your fire pit is lit and ready to warm your gathering. There's no smoke, no ash to clean, and no need to source and store firewood.

Plus, many gas fire pits for gardens and patios allow easy control over flame size and heat output. Some even come with decorative logs or lava rocks that create a gorgeous visual effect without the sparks and embers of a wood fire.

Safety first

Cast iron fire pit campfire place at forest beach camping with brgiht burning flame at evening time against light bulb garland and trees. Friends sit near camp bonfire stove at warm summer night.

Pay attention to safety when choosing the perfect fire pit for garden use. Choose a fire pit with additional safety features for your and your family's protection and convenience.

Some safety tips to keep in mind, no matter which fire pit you choose:

  • Location: Your fire pit should be at least ten feet away from your house, shed, fences, or any other structure to prevent accidental fire spread. Keep it clear of overhanging branches, and ensure it's not positioned directly beneath any power or telephone lines.
  • Base: Always place your fire on a non-flammable surface such as stone, brick, or concrete. Putting it on grass, decking, or direction on a wooden surface can increase the risk of fire spreading.
  • Screening and safety features: Many fire pits have built-in safety features like spark screens, which are particularly useful for wood-burning fire pits. These screens help contain embers and spark within the fire pit, preventing them from escaping and potentially causing accidents.
  • Fire safety essentials: Always have a water source or fire extinguisher nearby when using your fire pit. If the fire gets out of control, these can help you quickly douse the flames.

Your perfect fire pit awaits at Direct Stoves

Whether you're looking for a contemporary feature or a versatile source of warmth, you will find a fire pit that transforms your outdoor space into a haven of style and comfort at Direct Stoves.

We know that your outdoor space is an extension of your home – a place for having fun, relaxing, and making unforgettable memories. That's why we're dedicated to providing high-quality fire pits for garden heating that suit various styles and needs.

Browse our range of stunning fire pits for garden warmth here to unlock your home's potential and take your outdoor living experience to the next level. Your dream garden is just a click away!

What’s more, we offer free UK delivery to the UK mainland, no-hassle 14-day returns, and a range of finance options to help you spread the cost.

Need help choosing the perfect fire pit for your garden? Our friendly team of experts is always happy to assist. Contact us at [email protected] or call 0161 376 4191.