The Top 4 Garden Umbrellas & Which Is Best for You?

The Top 4 Garden Umbrellas & Which Is Best for You?

If you’re looking for ways to give your garden a makeover, adding a garden umbrella is a great option. But, before you go shopping for garden umbrellas in Sydney, it pays to know a little about them.

My years at Ashadya Shade Sails & Blinds have taught me everything there is to garden umbrellas. So in today’s article, I will share some of my knowledge with you to help you choose the right garden umbrella for your needs.

What to look for in a garden umbrella

First, it’s good to understand that garden umbrellas are technically outdoor patio umbrellas – they’re just referred to by a different name based on their usage.

Secondly, there are many factors to consider when you’re purchasing a garden umbrella. Most importantly is the size and shape of the umbrella. Garden umbrellas come in square, rectangular and octagonal shapes, and each shape is available in a range of sizes. Depending on the area you want to shade and the style you’re looking to create, choose an outdoor umbrella accordingly.

Another thing to consider when shopping for a garden umbrella is the durability of the pole or the side post that supports the umbrella. The pole should be sturdy, yet lightweight, and should also be resistant to rotting – this is important. It should also offer a reliable and easy-to-use mechanism to adjust the mast.

Finally, the last factor to consider when purchasing a garden umbrella is the quality of the shade fabric. You should always choose outdoor umbrellas that are made out of high-quality shade fabrics for maximum UV protection – such as Ashadya’s range of outdoor umbrellas.

Our top garden umbrellas

Here, at Ashadya Shade Sails & Blinds, we offer a full range of outdoor umbrellas in Sydney, many of which are suitable for use as a garden umbrella.

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SU2 Market and Café Umbrellas

Our Market and Café Umbrellas are heavy-duty outdoor umbrellas that are also suitable for use as a garden umbrella. Available in square and octagonal shapes in different size options, these umbrellas feature a UPF rating of 50+. Our Market and Café Umbrellas can be fixed using a flat plate or concrete portable base or a bolt-down surface plate. With a 4-year warranty on the frame and a 2-year warranty on the fabric, these umbrellas are available in a range of 6 canopy colours for you to choose.

 SU4 Outdoor Umbrella

SU4 Rotating & Tilting Cantilever Umbrella

Our Rotating & Tilting Cantilever Umbrellas are another great choice for use as a garden umbrella. Available in an octagonal shape, these umbrellas can be rotated 360° and also tilt. They can be installed using a portable base with swivel wheels and come in 3 canopy colour options. A 3-year warranty backs our Rotating & Tilting Cantilever Umbrellas on the frame and the fabric.

SU7 Umbrella at Bellevue Hill

SU7 Rotating Cantilever Umbrella

For a simple, yet versatile garden umbrella, consider our Shadowspec Serenity Rotating Cantilever Umbrella. Available in square and octagonal shapes, these umbrellas are capable of rotating 360° when floor mounted and 180° when wall-mounted. They are available in 13 designer colours and feature a 5-year warranty on the frame and fabric.

HE Cafe & Market Umbrella at cafe

HE Cafe & Market Umbrella

Our final garden umbrella option is our Home & Café Umbrellas. They are available in octagonal and square shapes and can be installed using a bolt-down surface plate or mobile concrete base. Capable of blocking out 99% of the sun’s UVR, these umbrellas come in extensive colour options and feature a 2-year warranty covering the fabric and frame.


Before shopping for a garden umbrella in Sydney, it’s a good idea to consider the shape and size of the umbrella, the durability of the pole and the quality of shade fabric. Doing so will ensure you get a quality product that won’t rot and will provide the shade you required.

Ashadya Shade Sails & Blinds top four options for garden umbrellas are Market and Café Umbrellas, Rotating & Tilting Cantilever Umbrellas, Rotating Cantilever Umbrellas and Home & Café Umbrellas. Any of these makes a great choice for your garden.

For more information or to request a free quote on any of our outdoor umbrellas, please get in touch with us. Click here to visit our Contact Us page.