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Garden Benches

We have over 70 styles of garden bench, seating from two to six people, and made from a variety of stylish and hard wearing materials. Choose from popular wooden garden benches or contemporary aluminium benches and style with outdoor cushions for added comfort.

Garden Benches
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Keith Laird
Buying Director
Keith is a Director of Hayes and is responsible for all the products on the shop floor and forging strong ties with our suppliers. He has spent almost all his career, from being a teenager, working at Hayes Garden World, approximately 35 years. The majority of his Hayes career spent as Team Leader of the Garden Furniture Department. As such he has profound knowledge of Hayes customers and can always predict the latest garden trends and which garden furniture our customers will find the most appealing. He has been the chief furniture buyer for several years; at the heart of his buying strategy is quality and value for money. He was the head of the Tillington garden centres buying consortium, responsible for sourcing competitively priced garden furniture while maintaining the quality our customers have grown to expect. Keith has forged close ties with the suppliers and as such we have only taken on board those which we can completely depend on to provide a top class service. We source our furniture not only from the UK but also Europe and Asia. The suppliers we deal with are all respected in their field for their outstanding quality and customer service, value for money and up to the minute design. Many of our suppliers are regular exhibitors at the Chelsea Flower Show which has a reputation for featuring the world’s best products and services. As such have built up a reputation that means as soon as you hear their name you know you can depend 100% on your garden furniture. We have such faith in our furniture that we extend the manufacturer’s guarantee for a further one or two years.

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Comfortable seating, with relaxation in mind. Sturdy in design, the Rebecca Bench will enhance any garden or patio space, whilst standing out throughout the year. More Information...
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Why let a small garden stop you from enjoying the summer sun. The Emily Love Seat has generous seating with a small table for snacks and drinks. More Information...

Frequently Asked Questions

Answered by our expert 'Keith Laird'
Garden benches are made from many different types of wood, such as softwoods like redwood or hardwoods like teak. Hardwoods can withstand unpredictable weather slightly better than softwoods, and can fade naturally for a rustic look. Softwoods fare better when treated and some types of softwood are less prone to cracking. Softwoods are generally a more cost effective option and can be more sustainable.
Consider what kind of garden you have and what kind of bench would fit in well. Metal, with its sleek minimalist finish can look great in contemporary gardens. Wooden benches often look beautiful in traditional gardens, especially when worn down a little. You will also need to think about how many people will sit on it and whether you want to finish it with cushions or leave it as it is.  
How you care for your garden bench will come down to the type of material it is, and how much time you want to spend on it. Low maintenance options may only need a wash with soap and water every so often. For wooden benches that need treating, you may need to scrub them with a stiff brush to clean them off before applying treatments. Metal benches with any chips can be touched up with some nail varnish or car spray paint for a quick fix.  
Garden benches are often perfect for small spaces, particularly yards or gardens where an outdoor table isn’t an option. Having a small two seater bench gives you somewhere to sit, and adding a side table provides just the right place to pop a drink on. Some garden benches can seat up to six people, and can be curved to fit round a tree and make a stunning feature.  
Many garden benches now come pre-treated which takes the hassle out of doing it yourself. Hardwoods like teak or oak need less care and can stand up to rain and wind better than softwoods like acacia. Cast aluminium garden furniture isn't as susceptible to rust as some other metals. Treatments are available to prevent steel furniture from rusting and you can always buy a cover for your bench which can be quickly and easily placed over it with little effort.

Hayes Garden Benches Buying Guide

Garden benches can usually seat between two and six people. Two seater benches are brilliant for small gardens and act as a space to relax and unwind. Four or six seater benches are useful as additional seating in big gardens or can simply be a feature that adds to the overall look of the garden. Garden benches come in metal, wood or rattan and whilst some have arms and high backs, some are simple benches that can be used with dining tables. Most benches are straight but curved options are incredibly useful to position around tree trunks or awkward spaces.

Metal benches are more complementary to a modern garden scheme and aluminium garden benches won’t rust, making them ideal as a low maintenance option. Aluminium and steel benches can also be moved easily if you prefer not to permanently site your garden bench while folding benches are a great space saving option.

Chunky wooden furniture will suit a contemporary urban setting but can also look great in a traditional garden too. Likewise, rattan garden benches can cross over into any style of garden and are hard wearing for unpredictable weather conditions. Wooden benches, when left untreated, will naturally weather to a beautiful soft grey, or can be treated every two to three years to retain their initial appearance.

Our range starts with inexpensive garden benches which are ideal for those who want a simple yet stylish bench. You can expect to pay more for larger benches or those made of premium materials like teak sourced from managed plantations. All of our benches are from respected suppliers and come with a warranty that covers defects in materials and construction sustained during normal use. So you can purchase your new garden bench with complete peace of mind.