After taking all that time creating a beautiful sanctuary in your garden, why not take the time to sit back and admire it. Garden benches are a lovely practical and stylish way to add extra furniture to your outdoor space. Whether you place it by your flower patch and observe them blossom or under a tree to catch some shade in the summer. Benches are classic outdoor furniture that gets used much more than we expect.
There are many different types of benches to choose from. From traditional wood to rattan and steel, select a bench that would blend in best with your garden décor. Some benches come with built-in storage units and tables. So it would be a good idea to consider the purpose of the bench before purchasing.
When it comes to the design, perhaps you would like something traditional and sturdy - or maybe lightweight and bold? We have gathered a range of different benches covering all budgets, styles and shapes.
Shop our pick of the best garden benches below
Bend the rules Soften the hard lines of your patio in an instant with the rattan-effect curves of this Apolima Bench (W120cm). Complete with a cushion, youu2019ll be cosy in no time.
Yuri Garden Bench, Multi Woven Teal & Black
Soft spot Lightweight and easy to move around, this stylish garden bench (W156cm) comes in shades of teal and black while the concentric pattern is complemented by the dramatically curved shape.
Rowlinson Alderley Rattan Storage Bench
Bottoms up! The Rowlinson Alderley Rattan Storage Bench (W120cm) cleverly combines outdoor seating with storage. It is the perfect bench for enjoying a morning coffee in the sun or an evening glass of wine under the stars.
Aaliyah-Skye Aluminium Bench
Whimsical wonder With its playful botanic design this bench adds a welcoming feature well-suited to a garden, balcony or patio. (W100cm)
Key Wood Solid Teak Garden Bench
Sitting together This Oxford Teak Couples Garden Bench (W170cm) has an innovative design which combines two separate seats with a spacious, table to sit back and enjoy the day with a loved one.
Alberoni Outdoor Tree Bench Seat Ember
Tree hugger This beautiful Outdoor Half Tree Bench Seat (W132cm) fits around a tree trunk to provide comfortable shade and will create a unique focal point in your garden.
Java Teak Bench
Chic teak For a classic look, this Java Teak Bench (W120cm) is a solid choice and has relaxation written all over it.
Ahana Wooden Bench
Provincial farmhouse This beautiful Ahana Wooden Bench (W117cm) would look lovely in any Barnhouse conversion or garden,
Habitat Indu Metal Slatted Bench
Steel the show Stylish and super-stable with its strong, steel frame, this Habitat Indu Metal Slatted Bench (W125cm) can seat up to three.
Leopold Garden Bench
All about the base When youu2019re short of space, a see-through wire design will give you somewhere to sit without spoiling the view and make your garden feel bigger too. Leopold (W120cm).
Aarondeep Wooden Arbour
Enchanted corner Add a welcoming nook to a garden, backyard, conservatory and more with this Aarondeep Wooden Arbour (W133cm).
Charles Bentley Wrought Iron Arch With Bench
Fairytale fantasy This lovely Charles Bentley wrought iron garden arch with a bench (W103cm) will add character to your garden.
Nardi Net Bench
Net it be Made from low-maintenance fibreglass polypropylene resins, this Nardi Net Bench (W116cm) just needs a wash with mild soap and rinse with water to keep it looking good.
Fatboy u2013 Tonu00ed Bankski Bank Lemon Bench
Bright & bootyful Add a welcome pop of colour with this UV- and corrosion-resistant aluminium Fatboy u2013 Tonu00ed Bankski Bank Lemon Bench (W127cm).
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