So just how much is a garden worth? Well in London you can add around 20% to the value of a property, according to estate agents, Marsh & Parsons.

Peter Rollings, chief executive of Marsh & Parsons, said: "Location and outdoor space can make the difference between a desirable property and an incredible property with a wow factor.

"Gardens, roof terraces and the proximity to green space can all add substantial value. Properties without gardens are not as appealing for many home buyers and it can be harder to sell them during the summer months."

The findings come from Marsh & Parsons research which reveals that two comparable properties in the same area could vary significantly in price due to the impact of a garden, outside terrace, or proximity to a park.

An attractive garden, roof terrace or being near to green, open space can add around a 20% premium to the price of a London property.

Now that the summer is here, the importance of a garden or alfresco space such as roof terraces and balconies moves up to the top of the wish list for buyers.

As an example of the difference, in Bayswater there are strong price differences between properties which boast an attractive outdoor space and those which do not.

A one-bedroom property with an outdoor patio garden is £75,000 more expensive than a comparable one bedroom property, also on the lower ground floor of a building just two minutes’ walk away.

A premium of around 16% for a property of relatively the same size, on the same floor, in the same building and mainly due to one having a private patio.

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