Garden Furniture Focus: Alice Round Garden Tables

In the second of our Garden Furniture Focus articles, we are taking an in-depth look at our popular Alice Round Garden Tables. With our busy summer season gearing up, now is the perfect time to purchase, have the set delivered, set up and on your patio in time for things to warm up!

The weather was glorious last weekend. We want more of that here at Lazy Susan. The sun was shining and the Magnolia tree near our HQ was in full bloom. ...Which is usually a sign that things have turned the corner.

It's now 2 degrees and snowing, so hopefully, we'll see a shift back to high pressure sharpish!

At Lazy Susan, regardless of the weather, we're full steam ahead and gearing up for our busy summer season, and after some big year on year growth over the last few, we are predicting another busy one.

We recently published a Garden Furniture Focus on our best-selling June Oval Garden Tables and were eager to follow that up with a more detailed look at some of our other popular patio sets and accessories over the coming weeks and months. 

Alice Round Garden Tables

If you're unsure which Lazy Susan Garden Table is right for you or what will work best on your patio, then hopefully this post will help not only introduce you to our collection of Alice Round Garden Tables but give you a little info to help you make a more informed purchase.

The Alice range features 120 cm diameter round garden tables that are available to purchase as a 6 Seater or 4 Seater set. Constructed from high-grade cast aluminium, Alice comes in a choice of our Antique Bronze, Slate Grey and White painted protective finishes.

About our Alice Round Garden Tables

Close up of our Alice Round Tabletop

Alice features a beautiful lattice tabletop with an intricate, woven border. Much-loved by our customer base, the Alice 4 Seater set in particular is one of our best-selling garden tables with hundreds of positive customer testimonials and photos.

The Lazy Susan collection is built around our ethos of classically styled but modern-made garden furniture that will stand up to the elements. We combine durability and weather-resistant materials into a table that is sturdy but light enough at 19kg that it can be picked up and moved if needed.

Alice 4 Seater Round Garden Tables in Slate Grey

Our Alice Round Garden Tables are perfect for those looking for a family-sized table that will help to get the conversation (and maybe a few drinks) flowing. The size of the table means it functions with both 4 Garden Chairs (pictured above) or 6 Garden Chairs (pictured below) depending on what you need in terms of family and garden/patio size.

Alice 6 Seater Round Garden Tables

Available in Antique Bronze, Slate Grey and White 

There is always significant demand for our Alice Garden Tables at this time of year. We’ve had a little taste of summer, and we start thinking that a new patio set is needed. And the good thing about buying now is it can be shipped, delivered and set up on your patio ready for the start of summer proper.

Alice in Antique Bronze

Our Alice sets in Antique Bronze (above) continue to be our best selling finish in this collection. The classic black base with subtle bronze stippling works with all homes and gardens, regardless of what colours schemes you go for in the wider space.

Alice in Slate Grey

However, if you wanted to shake things up a little and make a bit of a statement then our sleek Slate Grey finish (above) will combine a little contemporary sophistication with our trademark classic styling.

Alice in White

And lastly, our Alice garden tables in White (above) will bring a beautiful romantic charm to your outdoor space. We recently tipped this colour to be one of the season's hottest trends in our recent top 20 garden furniture trends for the summer article.

If you’re still undecided on which colour is right for you and your garden, then please order one of our Free Sample Packs to best see how the different metal finishes will potentially fit.

Our range of Alice Round Garden Tables

Alice 6 Seater Round Garden Table in Antique Bronze

Alice 6 Seater Round Garden Table in Antique Bronze

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Alice 6 Seater Round Garden Table in Slate

Alice 6 Seater Round Garden Table in Slate

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Alice 6 Seater Round Garden Table in White

Alice 6 Seater Round Garden Table in White

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Alice 4 Seater Round Garden Table in Antique Bronze

Alice 4 Seater Round Garden Table in Antique Bronze

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Alice 4 Seater Round Garden Table in Slate

Alice 4 Seater Round Garden Table in Slate

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Alice 4 Seater Round Garden Table in White 

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Why purchase our Alice Round Garden Tables?

We’ve published a host of posts on our Blog that look in detail at what types of garden furniture (i.e. dining, sofa, swing seat, etc) are best, and many of those discuss the advantages and disadvantages of different materials, styles, shapes, etc too. 

At Lazy Susan, we always say that the best piece of advice we can give is to purchase garden furniture that fits with how you and your family like to use your garden. 

If you’re lucky to have a large plot, then you could ‘zone’ your patio into different functions such as dining, cooking and relaxation etc. You can then purchase a garden table set and garden bench (as shown below) or an outdoor sofa with a coffee table for example so you get the best of both. 

Why purchase Alice Round Garden Tables?

However, if you only have a small garden or patio, then our Alice Round Garden Tables might be the best option if you like to eat al fresco. You need a set that is multipurpose, allowing you to perform different functions. You can eat at our garden tables and our garden chairs are perfect for sitting back and soaking up the sunshine.

When it comes to our Alice Round Garden Tables, they make for the perfect focal point on a round or curved patio. The collection's popularity is down to that mid-range size of 4 and 6 Seater. It is big enough to host a family meal but not so big it will dominate the average size patio. 

With the average size of a patio in the UK being around 15 to 20 metres square, it will fit on the space, the scale and proportion are perfect, it leaves room for other items such as BBQs, container plants, etc, and you can still safely walk around and let the space ‘flow’.

Why purchase cast aluminium garden furniture?

Our Alice Round Garden Tables are constructed from high-grade sand-cast aluminium which has a number of advantages over other popular materials found in the outdoor furniture industry.

They are designed to not rot, pit or rust and, their durable painted finish will protect the aluminium from the elements, so it will not fade in the sun and is water-resistant. 

The main advantage cast aluminium has over other materials such as wood, rattan or plastic is that it is extremely low maintenance. No need to store it indoors or cover the set in winter (although I do personally just to keep it clean) and all it needs is a simple wipe down with warm soapy water and maybe a little car wax to give it a little extra lustre and protection.

How we make our garden furniture

At Lazy Susan the design ethos of our range is to give our customers timeless classics in a modern package. We offer pieces that won’t go out of style. Our traditional sand casting technique is combined with a sophisticated protective finish that creates high quality and durable pieces of garden furniture.

You can find out more about how we make our cast aluminium garden furniture on our how it is made page.

We choose cast aluminium as our core material as we established when starting Lazy Susan (after much research) that it had a number of benefits over wood, iron, resin, rattan, etc: 

  1. It will not pit, rot or rust
  2. Low maintenance
  3. Long-life guarantee
  4. Designed to be left outside all year
  5. Protective painted finish
  6. UV & water-resistant
  7. Easy to assemble
  8. Safe to ship
  9. Aesthetically stylish and sophisticated
  10. Ergonomically designed
  11. High-quality look, finish and feel

Cast aluminium is, in our opinion, the best garden furniture material in terms of both durability and value for money. 

Our recent what garden furniture is best for the UK climate post looks in detail at the pros and cons and why we feel it is the perfect material.

Why purchase round garden tables?

Why purchase round garden tables?

Our Alice Round Oval Garden Tables are only second to our June range in terms of sales and have always been a very popular choice. 

The big advantage of a round table over other shapes is that because there are no corners, they have a smaller footprint, making them suitable for smaller/tighter patios. You can also fit more people around when you have additional guests as there are no corners and the recessed legs of our Alice tables provide plenty of legroom.

A round table is perfectly suited to a semi-formal and relaxed style of dining as all guests are facing each other with no heads at the table. They are the perfect shape for getting the conversation to flow and sharing food around. They work great as the focal point on the centre of your patio or positioned off to one side to create a more intimate experience.

Why purchase round garden tables?

If you’re deliberating what shape table will work best in your garden, then a round garden table is a sensible option. They offer intimacy and flexibility and offer significant space-saving over the same seating size in other shapes such as rectangular and oval. And because there are no corners they create better ‘flow’, so people can walk around and get to their seats with ease.

Upgrade the garden chairs with your Alice table 

April Garden Chairs come as standard with Alice

All of the Alice Round Garden Tables come as standard with our April Garden Chairs (shown above). April features an intricate design with overlapping arcs on the curved back and a lattice-work seat. At just 6kg, it’s a lightweight chair that is easy to pick up and pull in/out. 

There is also the option on each of the Alice product pages/sets to upgrade to our Rose, Emma and Kate chairs and put your own spin on your set (pictured below).

Alice Garden Chair Options & Upgrades

When we designed our Garden Chair Collection, our aim was to create a range that combined comfort, stability, weather resistance and classic design. Chairs that are comfortable to sit on and will sit on your patio for the next 10+ years without going out of style.

Save up to 60% on accessories when you purchase Alice Garden Tables

As well as the option of upgrading Garden Chairs with your Alice Round Garden Table, you can also add a host of accessories such as Parasols, Lazy Susans, Cushions, with discounts of between 30-70% off RRP. You will find details of our bundle deals in the gift sections (as shown below). 

Alice Budles, Gifts & Discounts

How to style Round Garden Tables

It makes sense to do a little research before you purchase a new garden table so that you can make a more informed purchase and get a set that will fit and work. Take a little time to consider your budget, outdoor space, how you like to use it and measure up before you click add to basket and checkout. 

How to style round garden tables

A mid-sized round garden table such as our Alice range will help to make a statement and focal point on your patio. The soft curves will deliver visual impact and can help to soften any sharp edges the space may have. You want a set that fits into the surrounding patio/wider outdoor space but doesn’t look lost. A good garden table should help to draw the eye (and person) outside and invite you to sit and use it. And the best way to do that is to frame it, emphasise it and style it. 

Styling is key to creating an outdoor space that you and your family will love spending time in. All our garden tables feature beautiful intricate pattern-work. They look beautiful on their own but that beauty can be enhanced with some simple styling and accessories. 

The key to styling our Alice (or any of our) garden tables is to put your own personal stamp on them. Make it yours and think of the garden table as an extension of your home. The more your outdoor space showcases your style and is set up with how you like to use it, the more you will do just that.  

How to style round garden tables

Don't be afraid to mix different materials, think about the colour scheme, add outdoor accessories such as Garden Cushions, Garden Rug, Outdoor Decor and bring it to life like you would a room inside the home. Frame the garden table with tall planting or an outdoor structure such as a pergola to further enclose the space for privacy and shade.

Good scale and proportion are key to creating a space that not only functions but looks good. We covered this in our What size garden table should I buy post a few months back. Achieving a balance between not too small that it looks lost and not too big that it doesn’t function. 

If you have a small garden then a few larger items such as an Alice set can actually make the space feel bigger than packing it with smaller pieces. Less is more but make sure it fits and there’s space to sit, walk around, etc. 

How to style round garden tables

If you have a large garden then the best way to style it is to ‘zone’ it into different functions. Include Alice in your dining area, then you can add in other zones for relaxation with a garden sofa, a cooking area, a growing area, etc. Maximise the way you use the space. 

When it comes to those finishing styling touches, we offer a range of garden cushions, parasols, Lazy Susan turntables, etc to help you accessorise your Alice garden table and complete the ‘look’. Your patio and garden table should function as an extension of your home, and be a place that draws you out when the sun shines.

How to assemble our Alice Garden Tables

How to assemble Alice garden tables

Our Alice Round Garden Tables will be shipped to you as Ready To Assemble (RTA). This is not flatpack in the traditional sense of the word. These are premium quality materials shipped to you in their component parts (i.e. tabletop with legs off). 

All our furniture is simple to build. It is securely packaged for ease of transport but when constructed it has the strength and good looks you would expect from good quality garden furniture. 

How to assemble Alice garden tablesHow to assemble Alice garden tables

We provide clear instructions (as shown above), parts and tools for the construction of our Alice sets, and all fixings are provided for you in a separate card ‘pop-out’ packet. 

The video below shows how easy it is to assemble a Lazy Susan garden table. It shows our June oval table but the same applies to the round Alice table:

The following video shows the assembly process for our standard April garden chairs: 

When you see a crossed through spanner symbol in our instructions, this simply means that at this stage of the assembly process you should only loosely finger-tighten the bolts and then tighten fully when all parts are in place with the spanner provided. This ensures that table and chair legs for example are fitted level/in the correct position.

Our easy to build garden chairs article has some great tips, however, if you do have any questions about assembly, then please contact our Customer Service team and they will be happy to answer them.

Alice Specifications & Dimensions

Alice Floor Space Dimensions

The diagram above shows the recommended floor space we suggest for our Alice Round Garden Tables, while the dimensions of the table itself, as found in our shop, are shown in the illustration below. 

Alice Round Garden Table Dimensions

The question you need to ask before you buy is do you have the space you need for the Alice Garden Table (120cm diameter), for you to comfortably sit in the 4 or 6 Garden Chairs (+75cm) and enough left for the patio to still function, i.e. pull the chairs out and walk around safely when people are seated (we recommend between +50-75cm)? This is what we refer to in the diagram above as the ‘working space’. 

The working space is that little bit of room you need to comfortably pull chairs out, to sit and get up and freely move around when people are seated. The 75cm is just a guide, you might think you can work with a little less. Every patio is different, so measure carefully and apply the above to the ‘free’ outdoor space you have available/where want the set to fit when used. 

Make sure you take into account any other permanent items such as large planters, a BBQ, fire pit, pizza oven, walls, steps, other pieces of outdoor furniture such as a sofa, different shapes of the patio, etc. Draw it out to scale on a piece of graph paper if need be to better help visualise.

Our Alice tables on their own have a diameter of 120cm. Add on the 75 cm for the chairs and 75 cm for your ‘Working Space’ and you need approximately 5.73m² of free space give or take on your patio. This sounds a lot, but the average size of a patio in the UK is around 15-20m², so you can see why Alice is a popular seller as it has the right scale and proportion.

Alice Specifications & Dimensions

However, this is all only a guide. Take the customer photo above. The actual patio is on the small side, we would guess less than what we are recommending. However, Alice fits on it. Yes, you are up to the edge of the stone, and while you wouldn't want the chair legs overhanging onto the lawn, it can be classed as working space!

Alice Shipping & Delivery

Depending on if you order the Alice 4 Seater or Alice 6 Seater Round Garden Tables and what garden chairs you pair it with, your furniture will be shipped via Parcel Force, DPD Local, DHL, FedEx, Simply Parcels or XDP. 

The 4 seater Alice sets with April, Rose, Emma and Kate chairs are generally shipped as parcels and we would expect these orders to be dispatched from our warehouse within 2/3 working days with a further 24/48 hours for delivery.  

Our couriers will contact you to keep you updated with tracking information and expected delivery times, so please provide a mobile number when you place your order. 

The 6 seater Alice sets with any of our garden chairs are generally shipped via XDP or Simply Parcels, and depending on the size of your order (e.g. if you add other items such as parasols or a garden bench for example) will either be a 1 or 2 man delivery. 

If it is a larger order and therefore a 2 man delivery job, your furniture will carefully be delivered to your garden, patio or a room of your choice, ready for you to assemble. Again, please provide us with a mobile number when you place your order as this will allow the courier to update you with tracking and delivery times.

For all orders that are sent by Simply Parcels, you will be contacted via text or email within 3/5 working days of your order to advise you when they will be delivering. 

For all orders shipping via XDP, we would expect the parcels to be dispatched from our warehouse within 2/3 working days and then delivered within 24-48 hours. 

If at any stage of the process you have any questions regarding your delivery, please contact our Customer Service Team or contact the courier direct. Full contact details for all providers can be found on our Track Order page.

What our customers are saying about Alice

With over 100 positive 5-star customer reviews, Alice is one of our most popular garden furniture sets. Here are just a few examples of what people have been saying about our furniture:

We have just had our old pond renovated and wanted a comfortable seat so that we could sit and watch the wildlife. We did a good search of the Internet and Lazy Susan's rose garden seat came top of the list. Not only that, it was so reasonably priced, in comparison to some that we saw, we also bought a cushion to fit and a small table on which to place our cups of tea while we wait for the wildlife to emerge.

Mary B.

Had my eye on this garden set for years! When our holiday was cancelled, I managed to persuade my husband to spend some of the holiday money on this. The entire time my husband was putting it together I could hear him saying 'this is a lovely bit of kit' That says it all. We are truly delighted with our purchase. Thank you.

Sally Z.

A great company to deal with: friendly, knowledgeable and quick. The goods were very well packed to exclude any possible damage during transportation. The instructions and the assembly are clear and easy, the quality and the sturdiness are impeccable. We are overall very delighted, even with the price, can only recommend.

Wolfgang K.

As always, I am absolutely delighted with the item I purchased from you. Over several years, I have bought six chairs and three tables, and they all still look as fresh as the day I first assembled them. I fully expect the bench I bought the other day will perform just as well. Thank you for a really fine product, which is quick and easy to assemble, and looks stunning.

Alan W.

I love my garden table. Sturdy yet light to move around the garden. And the metal finish means it will always look smart.

Alison W.

Stunning furniture. Easy to assemble and looks fabulous on our new patio. Looks great with or without the cushions and equally comfortable. Excellent customer service and arrived earlier than expected. Highly recommend.

Diane E.

Lazy Susan is a beautiful addition to any outdoor space. It is attractive in design and practical in use. It does not need to be treated or covered. It is also not so heavy that It cannot be moved easily. It gives me great pleasure and I would recommend it to anyone thinking of buying it.

Mary S.

The communication between company and customer was quick and uncomplicated. The design was exactly what we wanted and the items were easy to assemble. The seating is an absolute eye-catcher in our property

Pia R.

 You can see all our 2700+ product reviews on our Trustpilot page.

Customer photos of our Alice Round Garden Tables

Alice Customer Photos

As well as our customer testimonials we have hundreds of Customer Photos of our Alice Round Garden Tables that will help you visualise what this beautiful set could look like when in situ in your own garden. 

Help us Do Some Good when you buy from Lazy Susan

Do Some Good

For every customer photo we receive, we donate to charities that bring people together or help to give access to food and water to the people that need it most. 

To find out how you can get involved and to read more about the charities we've donated to, head over to our Charity page.

Contact our Customer Service Team

The Lazy Susan team are always happy to chat if you would like to know more about our Alice Round Garden Tables, so any questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01243 717197, or drop us an email at [email protected]

At Lazy Susan we endeavour to answer all emails within 2 hours during normal office hours. We’re also happy to send out samples of colours for cushion covers and the metal finishes on the tables. Samples will be sent out by post, and they can be ordered via our Free Sample Swatches page.

Why purchase our Alice Round Garden Tables? 

Our Alice Round Garden Tables are just one of the many beautiful outdoor dining sets in the Lazy Susan collection. To decide if it’s the right set for you, look at the shapes in your garden, try and work with them rather than fighting them if you’re unsure of what will work best. 

That said, don’t be afraid of using them to create a contrast, and make a statement. If you have a boxy-looking pattern you can soften it with a round table. 

Why purchase Alice Round Garden Tables

What is important is to buy a size that fits, that you like the look of and will function in terms of how many people and how you like to use it. Our garden tables aren’t just for dining, we are drawn to them for many reasons when the sun is out, from coffee with friends to a spot of crafting with the kids. 

Once the set is in place, style it just as you would a table inside the home, be creative. Our Alice Tables are beautiful tables in their own right but you can enhance them with decor such as a cluster of potted plants, outdoor candles and set them on an outdoor rug. 

A good garden table should form the focal point on your patio so frame them as such, make it the spot in your patio or in your garden where your household spends their outdoor time when the sun is shining.

When purchasing new garden furniture, be it our Alice set or any other piece, consider how comfortable it will be to sit for long periods of time and whether the material used in its construction is durable and weather resistant. 

Whatever the purpose of your furniture, establishing the right size and shape garden table is the key. Always measure carefully and calculate the space required for the Garden Tables + Garden Chairs + Working Space!

Shop our Alice Round Garden Tables today.

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