A bench offers a place to sit, rest, and enjoy your garden. Choose one that fits your garden style so it fits perfectly with your landscaping.
It's hard to go wrong with a prototypical park bench with vertical wooden slats. This one by Vifah is made of rot-resistant eucalyptus and would add simple elegance to almost any landscape. Wayfair offers it for around $250.
A Little Extra Style
This sharp-looking specimen by ACHLA Designs with Lutyen oil finish is a little more ornate and would be right at home in a formal English garden. The curved armrests make it comfortable to relax lengthwise for reading a book or extended lounging in the sun. Bellacor lists it for around $300.
Sleek and Stylish
The dark brown stain adds to the sleek look and modern style of this highly functional patio accessory by Keter. The seat is actually a hinged lid for a storage compartment inside - perfect for storing seat cushions! Amazon customers note it "looks good on anyone's yard"; find it at Amazon for under $150.
Save Space With Planters
On a small patio, a bench integrated with planters is a wise idea for conserving space. This model by Wood Country is made with rot-resistant cedar wood and comes with two planters big enough to plant shrubs or even small trees. Find it at Amazon for around $300.
Reclaimed antique I-beams give this Deschutes bench from Groovy Stuff a rustic look, and since the wood is reclaimed, each bench produced with this design is unique. Find it at Amazon for around $1000.
Made from reclaimed teak, this wagon wheel bench by Groovy Stuff will add western character to your garden setting. The best part is that it's also on rockers. What more could you ask for? The bench retails around $1300 at Amazon.
Fun and Functional
This bench by Outsunny is based on the Adirondack chair, but the concept has been re-crafted to function as a comfortable bench with a cooler in between. The slightly reclined seat backs take the comfort up a notch and the fir wood construction ensures that it will have long lifespan outdoors. Find it at Amazon for just over $200.
Though it resembles concrete, this bench from Amedeo Design is light as a feather. Resinstone is a recent innovation in outdoor products that has excellent weather resistance and comes with a lifetime guarantee. This old English style bench can be found at Wayfair for about $800.
Metal benches aren't always the most comfortable to sit on without a cushion, but they do lend themselves to ornate designs. This Oakland Living bench has a faux copper finish, but underneath it is aluminum, making it completely rust-proof. Wayfair offers it for just over $300.
Playful designs are often incorporated into metal benches, which can be easily molded into any form. This butterfly-themed piece from Zingz & Thingz would be a great fit in a quaint cottage garden, though painted steel benches like this one will rust surprisingly fast, requiring a fresh coat every few years. It is around $260 from Amazon.
Furniture for the garden, like benches, add not only a place to sit, but a decorative element to your garden.