Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Take a Seat! 10 Great Garden Benches

Private garden Mississauga, ON

What could be better than sitting under an arbor covered in Wisteria blossoms? An arbor style bench is the first on my list of 10 great garden benches. 

Private Garden, Brampton, ON

1. An Arbor Style Bench

The Garnet Garden, Oakville Ontario.

2. A classic: The Park Bench




Private Garden, Mississauga, ON

3. A Swinging Bench

Private Garden, Toronto, ON

4. Classic English Style with a Rolled Arm


Private Garden, Brampton, ON

5.  Simple, Rustic Wooden Bench

Larkwhistle Garden

 Hayfield Daylily Nursery

6. Wrap Around Bench

Private Garden Ward Island, Ontario

7. Japanese Style Bench

Merlin's Hollow, Aurora ON

8. Metal Bench

Patricia and Loren's Garden, Mississauga, ON

Private Garden, Toronto, ON

9. A Kissing Bench

Private Garden, Toronto, ON

10. Concrete Bench

Private Garden, Toronto, ON

Private Garden, Toronto, ON


I hope you are inspired to find the perfect bench for your garden.

18 comments:

  1. I found one but it never got built sadly. Maybe this is the year. Lovely inspiring variety.

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  2. I am glad that I don't have to make a choice Jennifer, I like them all. I never could think there are so many different ones. Great post.
    Have a wonderful evening.

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  3. So beautiful! Love them all!!

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  4. Amazing!!! I would happily take any of those benches friend!!! I love the ones tucked into the garden! So very pretty!!! Will be pinning some of these...happy day to you!!! Nicole xoxo

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  5. One, two and five did it for me!
    What a wonderful variety though...a little imagination goes a long way.xxx

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  6. Love that wisteria covered bench. Aww, to while away a sunny afternoon sitting on a bench like these!

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  7. So many different gardens, so many different benches. I think the stone kissing bench is very special, but I should love to sit under the Wisteria.

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  8. So very beautiful in so many different ways - thanks for sharing! :-)

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  9. I would find it hard to choose a favourite - the swing bench I think does it for me -a lovely selection.

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  10. Jennifer girl all of these benches are gorgeous but the ones by ponds and arbor style are my favorites .. sitting by water is such a relaxing element to have and having plants that almost touch you is another feature that I love. I guess I need that heightened sense appeal in benches ..
    So mine are also within that design.
    I love this post ... it makes you think of what really invites you in to sit on a garden bench.
    Joy : )

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  11. I'll take one of each, Jennifer!! :-)
    But, if I had to pick just one, it would be the first one.
    So beautiful.

    Wishing you a wonderful evening!

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  12. I'd love to have a bench in the garden but have never found the right spot. But I do have a nice table on the patio with a big umbrella so that suffices. I spend a lot of time at the table in the summer and we eat dinner out side all the time.

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  13. I absolutely loved them all, Jennifer: wood, metal and stone. So many are in lovely sections of the gardens. If it would ever stop snowing, I might actually be able to FIND my bench……..! Buried again today - at least 20cm.

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  14. Perfect timing, Jennifer, as I want to add a bench to my shade garden this year. I love the look of the class English bench, but I'll probably wind up picking whatever fits my budget. These photos really show how much a bench, carefully placed, can add to the look of a garden.

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  15. Wow, all of them are stunning !

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  16. Love these garden benches. Love the mossy concrete benches (and the shady gardens that go with them). My son begged us for a bench for his pond garden, and it really does make a difference to that area. Wendy x

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  17. I have a tree out front with lots of shade, and flowers around. I want to put a bench under that tree. But how do you keep the bench from getting nailed with so much bird poop?? I'm thinking this will be a problem. No one will want to sit there! :(

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    1. That is a bit of a dilemma. I do have a bench under a tree, but it only occasionally gets splattered. Then I just give it a quick hose off.

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