Benches make a garden....

After you arrange all the plants, the rocks, install the paving and whatever you choose...then you place the bench. 

The bench is what calls to us.

And the bench adds a special sparkle that touches the visitor directly.  After all, the bench seat is what we feel when we sit down.  :-)
Monet Bench at NYBG - Monet's Green is Pantone 327 and the closest Benjamin Moore match is Juniper.

So it must look great and feel good.  Here are some choices for your garden.

This plantation harvested teak bench has a clean, contemporary double vertical slat-back design.  mortise-and-tenon joinery.

This red bench is in Croton on Hudson, NY . A great place to sit and look at the Hudson River....

 I love stone benches:

And modern ones are so fun - like this eye beam bench:

Lucky Beam Bench by Katch Design

The Lucky Beam bench by Brooklyn-based Katch Design is made from 100% recyclable aluminum,  features a solvent free powder coat finish and a reclaimed  Pine seat coated with an all-natural oil base. The  Lucky Beam adds an urban feel

Lucky Beam Bench by Katch Design

Doug Thayer makes some great benches...Look at this one - LeBlond:

And the old fashioned benches look great when painted:

'Polyphony' is functional art by Cameron Van Dyke. This segmented bench is constructed of colored cast concrete. The concrete pods are polished, sealed, and mounted to aluminum plates which are bolted to the sidewalk. The pods provide durable outdoor seating Collection of the city of Coral Springs, Florida.

The firm, Kircodan, also makes some fabulous outdoor benches:

And I just placed this faux bois bench by Campania in a woodland garden this year.

I hope this whets your interest in finding an interesting bench for your garden. Happy Hunting!


  1. You must have been feeling benchy. I would like any of these in my garden.


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