What better way to while away a summer afternoon than relaxing on a bench surrounded by the fragrant beauty of your own garden?
A bench makes the most formal garden seem more welcoming, even if the bench is only for ‘show’. Whether your bench will be used as ornamentation or meant as a comfortable resting spot, there are a few factors to take into consideration when making your choice.
Make sure the bench is of sturdy construction and will be able to withstand the elements. Plan to install it on a LEVEL frost proof foundation so it will stay level and intact. Material is an important consideration and should be chosen carefully depending on the intended location. Will the bench be in a shady nook or out in the full day sun?
If the bench is going to actually be used for garden seating, is it comfortable? Try out several before making a purchase.
Some styles are stunning and make a strong design statement but were not designed with comfort in mind while others are deceivingly ergonomic
A metal or polished stone bench placed in full sun will be as inviting as a hot frying pan while teak, redwood, unpolished stone or cast stone benches won’t hold the heat as intensely. Garden Accents maintains an inventory of benches to complement any garden location and the majority of them are placed outside so you can get a true sense of function and scale.
Choices include cast and wrought iron, cast and wrought aluminum, teak, faux bois, glass tile, granite and cast stone benches in styles including Victorian, contemporary, Mandarin, English and traditional.
Come visit soon and allot enough time to meander through our gardens, trying out our selection of benches.
As Pulitzer Prize winning author Annie Dillard once said, “Spend the afternoon—you can’t take it with you!”