13 Great Garden Swings

Swings can fit in all types of garden spaces, from secluded spots to front and center.
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July 28, 2015

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Photo By: Chip Wade

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Sweet Setting

A rustic wood swing in this springtime Georgia garden offers views of the pink and green landscape and hydrangeas in full bloom.

Rustic Rocker

A pergola by Georgia Landscape turns this swing into a backyard statement piece.

Amid Whimsy

A custom swing is nestled between an art studio and chicken coop in this imaginative Atlanta outdoor space designed by HGTV's Chip Wade.

Swing Bed

The custom-made bed swing on this Atlanta back porch beckons people to read, chat and nap among the natural surroundings. The swing is one of the homeowners' favorite elements of their outdoor living space.

Along a Pathway

A stepping stone pathway leads to this cool double reclining swing in a shade garden designed by homeowner Judy Hartley. Her suburban Atlanta garden was on the 2015 Through the Garden Gate tour hosted by the Master Gardener Volunteers of Cobb County.

Patio Perch

Garden swings and arbors are decorative and functional elements in outdoor living. This back patio and yard, by Edward Andrews Homes, has both for a pleasant backdrop.

Stylish Swing

Rope offers a decorative embellishment around the chains of this white swing. The swing perfectly matches the style of the cottage and provides a cozy perch for enjoying the outdoors.

By the Fire

A fireplace this substantial is worthy of swings flanking either side. This Georgia yard's symmetrical setup by Edward Andrews Homes shows how swings can be a focal point for conversation and guests.

Lake Look

Adirondack chairs are classic players in waterfront settings, and this one ups the ante with a pergola crowning it.

Under the Arbor

An arbor provides shade and a lush setting for a wooden swing in this Georgia garden.

Fido Friendly

Garden swings can be pet-friendly spots, too. In this outdoor space, a slate pathway leads to an Adirondack-style swing made of Southern yellow pine by Uwharrie Chair Co.

Metal Design

Swings can range from simple wood to more elaborate, such as this metal swing bench in a pastoral setting.

Picture Perfect

The coral red finish on a swing by Uwharrie Chair Co. complements the fall foliage. A pergola enables the Veranda Swing to be placed anywhere in a garden.

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