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
Some garden benches can be elegant and ladylike. Providing form and decoration and a pretty focal point.
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.
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.
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.
Metal Garden Bench, £69.99, Homesense
Many benches are a from of art in themselves.
Alexander Rose Teak Lutyens Garden Bench, £585, Cuckooland
Or a design classic.
Oxyo Weekend Garden Bench, £380, Viva Lagoon
Some can add colour to a shady corner.
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
Some can lend an industrial vibe.
Rowlinson Rustic Seat, £169, Heritage Gardens
Or go rustic completely.
Which is your type of bench?