A summer house, swimming pool and vegetable patch make up the nation’s dream garden.

A study of 2,000 adults also found the ideal outdoor space is 88ft long and south facing.

Other backyard must-haves include a built-in barbecue, a shed and a fire pit.

Some of the most-wanted items have been incorporated into a ‘garden-goals’ design, showing what that dream outdoor area would look like, with a bird feeder, plenty of plants and sun loungers also featuring.

It also emerged half of those polled would opt for a flat rather than tiered landscape and 32 per cent would choose stone flooring, compared to 30 per cent who prefer wood-look decking.