The best garden furniture brands to shop this year

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by Piper Huxley |
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When it’s time to buy a new set for the outdoors, knowing the best garden furniture brands to shop is always helpful. After all, there’s never been a better time to invest in a new design for that unique outdoor experience, whether dining al fresco or winding down at the bottom of the garden. We’ve hand-picked a variety of garden furniture for you to choose from, as well as details about the brand. Hopefully, Modern Gardens Magazine will perk up your patio – ready for the summer months.

Thankfully, there are a lot of places where you can hunt for your ideal garden furniture, from online sites to department stores. Make sure to bookmark our suggestions and visit them over the course of the year if you want to refresh your outdoor space – whether you want to deck your patio out with a dining set or add a comfy place to sit in a shady spot – like a hanging egg chair. Keep on top of prices, but we’d recommend getting in quickly. Things will sell out.

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£120 + Extra 10% Off: Bali Double Sunlounger Set WAS £1,199, NOW £1,079
Half price: Monte Carlo 3-Seater Swingbed Combo WAS £299.99, NOW £149.99
Save £1,250: Lisbon 3 Seater Rattan Garden Sofa Set WAS £2,999, NOW £1,999
Save £100: Sulu Lounger WAS £399, NOW £299
Save £64.50: Garden Vida Cuba Black 10 Seater Rattan Outdoor Bistro Set WAS £429.99, NOW £365.49

Each year brings the promise of exciting new garden trends that'll modernise your outdoor space and big predictions for how we're going to style, design, and use our gardens for the rest of the year. Indoor-worthy patioware is all the rage, according to Jules Barton-Breck. Here, you will lounge in luxury with weather-friendly outdoor living furniture indistinguishable from their indoor counterparts. Or, consider wicker garden furniture for a natural look.

With that, Modern Gardens Magazine has hand-picked the best garden furniture brands that deserve your attention this year.

Best garden furniture brands shortlist

Stylish, premium garden furniture: Maze Living
Best garden furniture brand: John Lewis
Upgrade with their stylish offerings: Habitat
Mid-range garden furniture: Dunelm

Best garden furniture brands

Maze Living

Stylish, premium garden furniture

This British outdoor furniture brand has many products, including outdoor sofa sets and kitchens. You name it, they have it. Everything you need to create the perfect space. We love that their furniture is smart, stylish and made to last, with lengthy guarantees.

Suitable for year-round use, their fabrics are UV, rain, frost, and mould resistant. Plus, Maze products are designed with the environment in mind. The brand is committed to making the right choices for the planet and aims to become one of the UK's most eco-friendly garden furniture suppliers.

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Bali Rope Weave Double Sunlounger Set with Interchangeable Cushion Covers
Price: £1,079 (was £1,199)


From Maze, we recommend the Bali Double Sunlounger Set - which is elegant, versatile and sturdy.


  • Complete with rain and cushion covers
  • 100 per cent water and UV repellent
  • Made from FSC-certified acacia wood


  • Some assembly required

Perfect for entertaining

On Sale

Maze - Bali Wood Platform Corner Sofa Set with Interchangeable Cushion Covers
Price: £1,799 (was £2,149)


From their new collection of modern designs, this Bali Wood Platform Corner Sofa Set comes with


  • Complete with rain and cushion covers
  • 100 per cent water and UV repellent
  • Made from FSC-certified acacia wood


  • Some assembly required

John Lewis

Best garden furniture brand

John Lewis is a reliable, trusted brand. Known for its high-end homeware, you’re in safe hands when looking for high-quality, long-lasting outdoor furniture. Relax and dine alfresco with their impressive range – stocking everything from garden benches to bistro sets for the patio.

Why else do we love John Lewis? They have a great number of furniture ranges and sets, with individual matching pieces available at different price points and to one’s liking. If you like the style of a particular dining set, chances are there will be a matching sun lounger for a cohesive look.

Contemporary range


From John Lewis, we have the Vega Garden Furniture Range. Sold individually, this set is of


  • Hardy teak wood
  • Durable and weather-proof
  • Shower-resistant cushioning


  • The coffee table is out of stock

Mid-century garden furniture set


The John Lewis + Swoon Franklin Garden Range is a heavenly collaboration. We love the distinctive,


  • Stylish Scandi-style design
  • Warm, rich tones of acacia wood
  • Weather resistant and FSC-certified


  • Two and three-seaters are out of stock


Widest range of garden furniture

Wayfair is another good option for kitting out your home with furniture, décor and soft furnishings. Need some outdoor cushions for your rattan rocking chair? Wayfair seems to be inundated with as many outdoor accessories as they do stylish seating. Their range is vast and immensely impressive.

Since 2002, this shopping destination has been showcasing a variety of brands on its site, from budget buys to high-end premium pieces. It’s perfect for those of us who are seeking a specific look for their outdoor space. You’re bound to find what you’re dreaming of… We guarantee it.

Best rattan furniture

On Sale

Aaban Rattan 5 - Person Seating Group
Price: £669.99 (was £719.99)


Create a comfortable corner in any outdoor area to enjoy an alfresco meal or glass of wine with


  • Made from FSC acacia wood
  • Lightweight frame
  • Highly durable poly cement tabletop


  • Some assembly required

Our favourite bistro set


Why not choose the Aaleiyah Round 2-Person Long Bistro Set? It makes the perfect chair duo for a


  • Durable PE rattan
  • Stylish rocker duo
  • Timeless, cream seats


  • Assembly may require tools

The Range


The Range is another great place to shop for your next garden furniture – believe it or not. Whether you shop in-store or online, The Range offers a wide range of homeware at competitive prices. When it comes to their garden pieces, we’re flawed by the low prices and high customer reviews.

From sofas to outdoor coffee tables, The Range offers an abundance of garden bits for your outdoor space, whether patio, balcony or lawn. Plus, they have options made for the kids. So, if you’re looking for a miniature garden swing for the little ones in your lives, perhaps The Range is for you.

Best swing-bed for ultimate relaxation

Half Price

Monte Carlo 3 Seater Swingbed Combo
Price: £149.99 (was £299.99)


Add a spot of pure relaxation in your garden with the Monte Carlo 3-Seater Swingbed Combo. If


  • Soothing swinging motion
  • Both a chair and a bed
  • Attractive design with plush pillows


  • Some assembly is required

Budget egg chair


Every outdoor spot needs an egg chair. Why not grab this Brown Egg Chair with Soft Cushion from


  • Suitable for indoor and outdoor use
  • Powder-coated steel frame for strength
  • A pocket provides storage space


  • Doesn't come with a cover


Upgrade with their stylish offerings

Owned by Sainsbury’s, Habitat is a trusted homeware brand here in the UK. It’s pretty mid-range and you can find some stylish, expensive-looking pieces for a bargain. This summer, they have a fabulous range of recliner garden chairs. Not to mention, their patio sets are to die for.

Why else do we love Habitat? They’re perfect for us Brits, who jump at the chance for al fresco dining. Most of Habitat's offerings are created internally, yet there’s something worldly about their range. Wanting to upgrade your dreary-looking rattan garden furniture? Habitat is the place.

Ideal for smaller outdoor spaces


This Folding Wooden Garden Deck Chair from Habitat is a great value buy for summertime afternoons


  • Perfect for tropical-style trend
  • Made from FSC-certified wood
  • Multi-position recliner


  • No cushions included

Bar-style dining set


With this Nordic 4-Seater Rattan Patio Set from Habitat, Alfresco dining will never be the same.


  • Stylish, tropical-style design
  • Compact solution to smaller spaces
  • It would look great indoors


  • Smaller than expected


Mid-range garden furniture

With Dunelm, you can save big on sun-dappled breakfasts and long, loungey weekends in the garden. If you’re a fan of curling up with a good book, you can find a great piece, happily on your lonesome. Or, if you like to entertain guests, we favour their tropical corner and curved sofa sets.

No matter the season, weather or occasion, Dunelm’s quality is fantastic. Bridging the gap between indoor and outdoor living spaces, Dunelm is letting us lounge in outdoor garden furniture that is indistinguishable from their indoor counterparts, which is a hot garden trend this year.

Best five-seater garden furniture


Create an outdoor space that's both modern and inviting with this gorgeous Elements 5-Seater Rope


  • Create plenty of seating for a gathering
  • Includes padded cushions for extra comfort
  • Soft, yet durable look for your garden


  • Cushions are too firm for some
  • Full assembly is required



Welcome to your new outdoor living space, says Dunelm. Too right. This four-seater conversation


  • Weather-resistant steel table
  • 4-seater conversatio set for hosting
  • Crafted from sturdy, stylish rattan


  • Cushions aren't as comfy as they look


Perfect for all gardens

B&Q has a stunning range, perfect for decking out your patio – no matter the shape or size. It has innovative storage-smart and space-saving pieces – to keep your outdoor space neat, tidy and looking beautiful. With a range suiting all styles and preferences, you’re bound to find a gem.

What else do we love about B&Q? Their wide range incorporates high-quality products suitable for all budgets. If you’ve got the cash to splash out on a sofa dining set to dine in style, by all means. However, if you’re looking for a bargain bistro set, B&Q will perfectly set you up for the summer.

Another great rattan pick


From B&Q, we suggest this GoodHome Maevea Grey Rattan-Effect 4-Seater Coffee Set. Grab a furniture


  • No assembly required with this set
  • Made from weather-proof rattan-effect
  • Easily change the configuration


  • Chairs are a little bulky

Bargain sun lounger set for your garden

Outsunny 3 PCS Rattan Lounger Recliner Bed Garden Furniture Set with Side Table Brown
Price: £320.99


An ideal addition to garden, patio, park, poolside and more, this Outsunny, 3-Piece Rattan Lounger


  • Premium, all-weather PE wicker material
  • Comfortable with padded cushions
  • Adjustable chaise lounge back at five angles


  • None that we can think of!

VERDICT: Who makes the best garden furniture?

Modern Gardens Magazine recommends all of the above for your garden furniture needs. But, overall, our top pick is John Lewis. Garden furniture is an investment and though John Lewis isn’t a budget brand, there are many products at different price points. Overall, their stock is good quality.


What type of garden furniture is best?

As you may have gathered, there are many different types of garden furniture out there to choose from – all made from different materials. Often manufactured to withstand the unpredictability of weather here in the UK, the garden furniture will last you a while. So, it’s important to be clued up on the material types – not only for style purposes but for longevity, also.

With the help of Dunelm, we’ve got some tips on how to pick this long-term investment. And – helping you consider your lifestyle, outdoor space and preferences before you take the plunge.

What is the best quality garden furniture?

PE rattan – is used to look like the real thing. But it’s made from a textured polyethene – so, it’s “more durable and weather resistant than natural rattan,” says Dunelm. It can be used indoors, outdoors and in conservatories. It’s comfy, weatherproof and east to maintain. Though it can be left outside, storing it inside or with a cover will help it last longer. Overall, it’s a long-lasting choice.

Wood – is a strong, durable pick “with a natural look” and often comes with a “anti-corrosive coating” says Dunelm. We’d recommend storing away or covering it during the harsher months. With good care, wood can be a great choice and last a long time. Not only does it provide an antiquated look for your outdoors, but it is easy to clean. Remember: treat the wood annually.

Metal – comes with a higher price and is heavier to carry. However, it is a more durable option. Though aluminium and steel are rust-resistant, “other metals may need an anti-corrosive coating,” says Dunelm. Further, aluminium furniture is typically lower-priced, lightweight and easy to move, but “requires greater care.” Most metals need cleaning with soap and water – and covering, too.

Plastic/Resin – is another affordable pick, says Dunelm. Garden furniture of this type is lightweight, weather-resistant and kid-friendly. Plus, it comes with minimal assembly required. Luckily, plastic or resin furniture can cater to most of us, as it can take many styles or forms. Often, it comes stackable and is easy to clean. However, Dunelm suggests storing “through winter to maximise the lifespan”.

When is the best time to buy garden furniture in the UK?

Now - grab a garden furniture deal before everything sells out.

Can garden furniture be left outside?

Yes – but, we have a few tips before you fork out, thanks to Modern Gardens Magazine contributor, Jill Morgan. She says: “The best way to make your furniture set last is to observe the changing weather and seasons carefully.” Not all furniture will be 100 per cent weatherproof.

How do I look after my furniture?

So, for safety and longevity, an outdoor furniture cover should be on your list. After all, garden furniture sets will benefit from “being covered up overnight in winter and even spring and summer when humidity is high and rain is common in the UK,” says Jill. Make sure you have the dimensions correct before you buy, though. Often, you can buy directly from the brand for the perfect fit.

When it comes to cleaning, Jill says to keep things simple: “If you have wooden or plastic furniture, the easiest, most effective, and cheapest way to clean your furniture is by using soapy water using a mild detergent or washing up liquid, and then using a brush or sponge to scrub it down. Simply rinse with a garden hose if you have one and leave it to dry in direct sunlight.”

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Piper Huxley is a Homes, Garden and Wellness Product Writer for Modern Gardens Magazine, an all-rounder. When she’s not writing about houseplants, she’s tending to her own growing collection…

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