More to a garden bench than meets the eye

In your garden, it is hard to find a better place to relax than on a Garden Benches. Where better can you kick back and enjoy all that hard work you’ve put into creating your outdoor oasis? Or spend a lazy Sunday morning with a cup of tea, the birds singing and the sun shining. And you simply can’t beat a good garden bench to create that all-important focal point that every garden needs. Tucked in a quiet shady corner or pride of place on your patio, the garden bench is just so versatile.

However, before you head off and buy the first bench you see, have a little think about the type of bench. I you want your bench to stand outside all year round, then it is vital it can stand up to anything mother nature can throw at it. No material is totally maintenance free, but some require a little more care and attention than others. Teak, for example, is quite expensive but for very good reason. It has been used around the world to construct outdoor furniture for many years, and it’s probably one of the most durable natural materials. It is attractive, pretty much maintenance-free as it has its own natural oils to protect it, and although expensive, it will last for many years.

If teak is not to your taste, then wrought iron might be more up your street. Yes it will require a little more care and attention to keep it rust free, but for many people it is the go-to material when it comes to a garden bench. And the great thing about a metal bench is that rain will not affect it and they can be wiped dry in a moment, ready for sitting on when the sun comes out.

Cedar has a natural timeless quality and if properly treated and cared for will resist splitting, rotting, or warping, it will maintain its natural beauty for many years with a regular protective stain or varnish applied. However, whilst wooden furniture may look attractive in outdoor locations, often it requires more care and attention than most people are willing to expend. With a garden bench you really want a piece that can be safely left outside all year round without having to worry about deterioration due to inclement weather conditions.

Or if your really savvy, then you might opt for rust proof and warp-resistant cast aluminium. A high quality cast aluminium garden bench will not warp or crack due to moisture in the air and it’ll retain their good looks for many years to come. Easy to clean and a light coat of car wax will eliminate ‘pitting’ and give the furniture a little extra protection. And as you’d expect from such a versatile material, from contemporary to classical, there’s a vast array of metal garden benches on the market.

The Lazy Susan Garden Bench Collection

Jasmine Metal Garden Bench

Jasmine Weave Garden Bench

Jasmine Weave Garden Bench from Lazy Susan

Our Jasmine garden bench is a great seller and has been specifically designed to compliment our range of cast aluminium furniture. It looks really great at the end of the Madison rectangular table, next to our Sandra coffee table, or on its own in that special sunny spot in the garden. Length 110cm x Width 60cm x Height 85cm.

Rose Metal Garden Bench

Rose Garden Bench

Rose Metal Garden Bench by Lazy Susan

The lattice Rose garden bench has again be designed to compliment several pieces from our cast aluminium furniture collection. As with the Rose, it looks great at the end of the Madison rectangular table and it will co-ordinate with the Sandra coffee table. Length 110cm x Width 60cm x Height 85cm.

April Metal Garden Bench

April Garden Bench

April Garden Bench from Lazy Susan

Based on the same design as our bestselling April chair the April garden bench has been specially designed with a contoured back panel for extra comfort. The bench pictured is our antique bronze finish and it is also available in white. Length 120cm x Width 59cm x Height 97cm.

To see full details or view the full Lazy Susan garden bench collection, please visit our Garden Benches.

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