No garden is complete without some furniture,
and benches have been a favorite for hundreds
of years. They provide not only a place to
sit but can often also serve as a dramatic
focal point that draws the eye toward a part
of the landscape the gardener wishes to highlight.
Benches come in all sizes and are made from
materials such as wood, metal, fiberglass
and plastic. Designs range from very formal
to extremely rustic. |
The following should be considered
- Select a color and size appropriate for the
- Consider the portability of the bench if
you wish to move it around the garden or
store it for the winter. Some benches are
designed with wheels.
- Consider the durability of the material the
bench is made from and what kind of care
it needs. Will it need painting every few
- If important to you, consider whether other
matching or compatible furniture is available.
Be sure to consider the style
of your garden.
For example, a rustic bench made
logs that looks terrific in a
garden may not suit a very formal