10 Of The Best Garden Benches

Salcombe Wooden Painted Bench, £157, B&Q

Every garden should have a garden bench.

Preferably positioned in a sunny position with something beautiful to look at. A place to perch when you only have a few minutes to spare. Or somewhere to linger longer when you have time on your hands. A comfortable resting place that is there come rain or shine. Summer or winter. Beckoning you. It doesn’t have to be protected from the rain or hidden in the garden shed for months at a time. It needs to weather and age, and become a part of the permanent scenery. It needs to be a part of the fabric of the garden. A friend.

Metal Garden Bench, £198, Mia Fleur

Metal Garden Bench, £198, Mia Fleur

Some garden benches can be elegant and ladylike. Providing form and decoration and a pretty focal point.

Dunelm_Valentino Arch Bench, £129.99

Valentino Arch Bench, £129.99, Dunelm

Some go even further and can be a support for fragrant climbing plants. A destination at the end of a path.

Cuckooland_ Wave Garden Swing Seat, £1749

Wave Garden Swing Seat, £1,749, Cuckooland

Some can be a comfortable refuge from the sun on the hottest of days. A place to read. To think. To swing.

Homebase, Peru Ornate 2 Seater Wooden Garden Bench, £79.99

Peru Ornate 2 Seater Wooden Garden Bench, £79.99, Homebase

Add a pretty cushion and even the sturdiest of benches can be a place to relax and admire, and listen to the bees.

homesense_garden bench, £69.99

Metal Garden Bench, £69.99, Homesense

Many benches are a from of art in themselves.

Cuckooland_Alexander Rose Teak Lutyens Garden Bench, £585

Alexander Rose Teak Lutyens Garden Bench, £585, Cuckooland

Or a design classic.

Viva Lagoon -oxyo-weekend-garden-bench-£380

Oxyo Weekend Garden Bench, £380, Viva Lagoon

Some can add colour to a shady corner.

Salcombe Wooden Painted Bench, £157, B&Q [2]

Salcombe Wooden Painted Bench, £157, B&Q

Or a shabby chic air to a lovely old wall.

Radinka Metal Garden Bench, £275, Out There Interiors

Radinka Metal Garden Bench, £275, Out There Interiors

Some can lend an industrial vibe.

Rowlinson Rustic Seat, £169, Heritage Gardens

Rowlinson Rustic Seat, £169, Heritage Gardens

Or go rustic completely.

Which is your type of bench?

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12 Comments

  1. Reply

    Karen

    May 9, 2016

    I love them all!
    (Probably why I’m terrible at shopping – can never pick anything!)

    However…the only thing I think of when I see the arched ones are…SPIDERS! Think of all the webs haha x

    • Reply

      deardesigner

      May 9, 2016

      Hadn’t thought of that Karen. But now you mention it……..:-)

  2. Reply

    Stacey Sheppard

    May 5, 2016

    Such a lovely selection. What a difficult choice. I’d love the swinging one. It looks so relaxing and luxurious.

    • Reply

      deardesigner

      May 6, 2016

      Doesn’t it just Stacey. Might be good for getting babies to sleep too 🙂

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    Old Fashioned Susie

    May 5, 2016

    I have to say I think comfort would come before style in this case for me, some of these are stunning but I’m not sure how comfy they’d be… I love to dose in the garden

    • Reply

      deardesigner

      May 6, 2016

      That’s true for me too Susie. I’d probably add a mountain of cushions 🙂

  4. Reply

    Antonia

    May 5, 2016

    What a great selection, I’m finding it hard to choose a favourite. Although I do like the Tolix style, I’m also quite drawn to the pretty Mia Fleur one have to say the Homebase metal bench is a great price!

    • Reply

      deardesigner

      May 6, 2016

      I’m the same Antonia. I do like a bit of metal in the garden. 🙂

  5. Reply

    Rachel

    May 5, 2016

    What a great selection, and well timed too, as I’m really fancying a garden bench. I’ll probably opt for a wooden bench, but I do love the metal one and the orange one is a fun and contemporary splash of colour. Methinks it might be a tough decision…

    • Reply

      deardesigner

      May 5, 2016

      Haha, and there was I trying to be helpful Rachel. 🙂

  6. Reply

    Aubrey

    May 4, 2016

    What a nice design. Love the shabby chic and the wall!

    • Reply

      deardesigner

      May 5, 2016

      It’s great isn’t it Aubrey 🙂

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