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One of the best types of outdoor benches are garden arbours. These benches are a specific kind that comes with an overhanging roof and sometimes trellis on the sides and they are great to use for a smaller cubbyhole area of your garden, a great place to enjoy a nice drink while overlooking your new plants or reading a good book. If this arbour has a solid roof then you can even enjoy your garden space when the rain is pouring down. If you want to make even more comfortable, you can include some outdoor cushions and add some style to your arbour with some plants that climb up the trellis such as calamitous, Ivy, or Roses.
If you're choosing a tree seat or tree bench to go around something in your garden or down the park it can be a great way to create sociable seating areas that make use of natures solid structures. These have to be placed around the tree trunk and usually coming circular or square shapes with a central hole large enough for the tree you have bought it for.
A great way to enjoy your garden with a friend or loved one is to purchase a companion seat or a love seat bench. These often have two chairs incorporated with a central table to connect them, which gives you a nice place to put a book or a glass of wine. These are often in various types of materials such as wood, composite, rats and, and others. They are perfect for both the patio and the garden alike, with inward facing chairs that help to define the love in love seat.
If you want to store things outside while still having a good seating area in the same space, then choosing a storage bench is a fantastic option. These benches will often be very sturdy, because of the thick wooden or composite sides, and the reinforcement required on the lid to make it adequate as a seat. A storage benches perfect on a patio area to store your extra cushions, or it can store children's toys and gardening tools. You can even create your own garden arbour using a storage bench, by placing it under a solid piece of trellis and creating a back.
You may have heard of the traditional picnic bench, which uses a central table and to connect benches in the classic shape that you might find at a service station. However there are various different types of picnic benches, including short benches with no back or table. They allow you to seat extra guests at the party, without using too much space when storing indoors, making the picnic bench a very versatile outdoor bench to have.
The most traditional material for a garden bench is would, with various different types of wood being available such as keruing wood, teak and others such as bamboo. There are also some more modern materials used for a garden bench, which include composite winner would material, which are wood-effect, and can be left outside all year without a cover, making them weatherproof. There are also benches made from resin wicker or rattan, these synthetic products are hand woven onto an aluminium frame which will not rust. Polly rattan is artificial and made from polyethylene which creates fantastic wicker garden benches. These come with cushions included for free.
Garden Centre Shopping loves everything about outdoor furniture, and we want to make sure that your garden is the best place it can be. We stock plenty of different garden benches all for sale online with free delivery to your home in the UK. With various options to find your perfect outdoor bench we recommend that you shop around the websites and filter by colour, size or shape.
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A bench that can also be used as a picnic table would make a really practical option for your garden, especially if you have younger children. Unfortunately we do not stock that type of bench.
You can often paint your garden bench in a range of colours depending on the material used. This will vary from material to material, so it's best to consult the individual product advice to find out more.
Yes we do stock garden bench covers in our garden centre, which can be purchased over the phone if required (you don't need covers for the Winawood bench range).