Garden Ideas With a Bench

Nothing adds to a garden space than a cozy and inviting bench. The ever-functional garden bench adds seating to the outdoor space to use for evening dinners or a resting spot after a long days work of gardening. Garden benches also come in a wide range of sizes and materials, perfect for using in small and large outdoor landscapes. Have fun nestling your bench around the garden for the perfect spot to enjoy all year round.

Storage Bench

Nestle a bench inside the garden space to use for storing your garden accessories like garden spades and hoses. With a storage bin underneath the bench top, storage benches are perfect in small gardens where space is limited. Nestle the bench inside the garden or up against a garden wall to enjoy watching the garden grow and flourish. Around the bench, nestle a flower pot or two filled with colorful plants and flowers to help frame the bench inside the garden space. Add a soft pillow on top to use for relaxing and enjoying a nice evening spent outdoors.

Wrap-Around Bench

Utilize space around your favorite shade or other garden tree by installing a wrap-around bench that encircles the tree. This interesting and unexpected garden bench design provides an inviting area to use with friends and family. Have outdoor pillows made to cover the curved bench and add a vibrant burst of color and texture to the space. Sit under your shaded wrap-around bench and enjoy watching the garden come to life around you. Don't forget, you can use the space under the bench for storing garden accessories like mulch and garden tools.

Floating Bench

Use a floating bench, or one that can easily be moved around the garden, for dining with friends and family or as a simple spot for relaxing after a long day at work. Add a floating bench on one side of an outdoor dining table to provide a space for guests to use when eating outdoors. Move this floating bench around the space to create new dining and living spaces as your garden grows and changes over time. Use the movable bench for seating in front of a fire pit or chimnea. Add a planter on either side of the bench to help frame the spot and bring in bursts of color.

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Callie Barber is a writer and photographer in North Carolina. Her work has appeared in Forbes and Automotive News magazine. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in international studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.