15 Great Garden Benches

A garden bench invites lingering and offers one more way to get the most out of your garden.

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February 17, 2016

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Embrace Color

Embrace color in the garden with a bench in a striking color accented by pillows and well-placed pavers that welcome visitors to take a moment to rest and take in the view.

Secret Garden

Tucked beneath a vine-covered pergola and behind a wrought-iron gate, this bench offers the essence of a secret garden. The plants and pergola also offer shady sun relief during warmer months.

Plan the Patio

Deliberate patio or paver design can deliniate your sitting area and play off the shape and design of your bench. A circular patio defined by a brick border plays off the curved back of this bench and accompanying accent chairs.

Inspiration in the Garden

Tucked in one corner of the garden, a Lutyens-style bench gives the homeowners a spot to sit and reflect. With flowers and fresh greenery all around, they'll have no shortage of inspiration.

Natural Surroundings

Unpainted wooden benches complement tree trunks and stone walkways, helping them to blend naturally into the surrounding garden.

Go Vertical

Vertical landscaping makes a tropical oasis out of this outdoor bench. Lanterns are a romantic lighting choice.

Circular Garden Bench

This built-in, circular garden bench puts focus on the tree. Built-in furniture is an effective way to take advantage of space available. It helps avoid clutter and solves problems of storing furniture, since it can be enjoyed all year.

Shade Garden Bench

This wooden bench defines one of the peaceful nooks in this Charleston garden designed in part by Loutrel Briggs, a renowned American landscape designer who designed hundreds of gardens in the historic Charleston area and often worked with sandstone, as seen in these garden pavers.

Accent Color

Color can have more impact on the landscape than any other design element. A bright red bench provides sharp contrast in this lush garden by HGTV fan nwphillygardener.

British Bench

A beautiful metal circular bench gets some British flair by way of these fun outdoor pillows.

A Lovely Resting Spot

Benches can be an art form. This simple, yet sophisticated design creates a striking focal point in a serene environment.

Plant Friends

Junipers and a Bird of Paradise accompany this adorable wooden bench. 

Formal Function

Take refuge in this traditional garden by way of this striking metal bench.

Ivy-Covered Trellis

An ivy-covered trellis provides a lovely frame around this garden bench punctuated by two bookend boxwoods.

The Art of Seating

This graphic, stylish bench in the London  Square Garden is evidence that a unique resting place can give a garden its own unique aura and serve as a defining, sculptural element.

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