There is something so quintessentially English about sitting on a bench in a garden. It is the perfect place to sit and ponder, chat with a friend, drink your tea and perhaps read the newspaper. We have a few benches in our garden but they are pretty old and rickety and do not do the job of looking beautiful as well as being practical. I am still searching for the perfect bench.
So what makes the perfect bench? For me, there are certain qualities that are really important.
Well for me first and foremost it would have to be able to cope with the weather. I have had many a garden bench that looked great initially and then just didnt cope with the elments and soon looked very shabby.
The Garden Furniture & Interiors Co. have an exquisite range of benches many of which are weatherproof and this is very important to me. Their Alexander Rose benches come with free Alexander Rose branded bench covers which will really help protect them.
And oh my goodness these benches from the Alexander Rose garden furniture range are truly beautiful. I adore the clean classic, simple lines don’t you? I love the grey of this bench – it is so elegant.
It is important to me to buy a bench that is of good quality. Ours will have kids scrambling over it and will be well used so it needs to be robust and well made. Cheap benches look cheap and are false economy becuse they very quickly fall apart. You need a bench to be tough above all things if it’s going to have a lot of people sitting on it and it’s going to live outside!
All Alexander Rose benches come with a minimum 3 year manufacturers guarantee, so you are ensured a good long life. They are available in a range of woods including Cornis, Roble, Mahogany and Acacia.
Where outdoor furniture is concerned practicality is important and in my case, we would need a strong back so the kids don’t fall off and strong arms so the older family members can haul themselves up. Space is at a premium for us to so a bench that folds up and stores away is ideal. This folding Alexander Rose bench would be just perfect for us.
Alexander Rose do a range of garden furniture, not just benches but loungers, rocking chairs, swings seats and dining sets too. These are all stocked at The Garden Furniture and Interiors co. Just such a beautiful range.
What would you look for in the perfect bench? Is there anything you would add to my list?