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Garden Benches Supplied to Blackburn Cathedral

By billy b.

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Our Lutyens 210cm Teak Benches pictured in a courtyard garden filled with greenery at the Blackburn Cathedral in Lancashire. The cathedral ordered 4 Lutyens Benches and 3 Salisbury Backless Benches in June 2016.

You will notice that identical...

Gardeners World Competition

By edward.

Cambridge 180cm Garden Bench

We all like to think that our general knowledge is quite good, it’s something that we pride ourselves on. If you can answer ONE general knowledge question, you could win for yourself or indeed for a loved one, a beautiful Cambridge Teak Garden...

Happy Christmas from GardenBenches.Com

By edward.
Merry Christmas

The Christmas period has always been a fond occasion for us here at GardenBenches.Com. Fair enough, we won’t be spending so much time sitting outside with a jug of lemonade and watching the birds fly by but nonetheless, the season is one we just can’t get enough of.

Whether it’s stealing a roast potato from a family member’s plate, failing miserably at the annual game of charades or unsocially nodding off during conversation time, every little aspect of Christmas makes us tingle from head to toe.

Creating Garden Envy

By andy.
Memorial Bench in Red

There is something idyllic about sitting in your garden on a hot summer’s day drinking a cool lemonade, with or without the Pimms. I don’t know if it’s the unusual heat, the smell of freshly cut grass or the fact the flowers are in bloom but we all love rushing home from work to sit out in the garden. Its most people’s favourite time of year but unfortunately most people don’t find themselves in this dream scenario. After the harsh frosts of winter the reality is our lawns are a bit patchy and our garden furniture has seen better days so whilst we dream of summer nights in the garden, we shy away into the living room because being outside is like looking at a pile of office papers waiting to be filed.

'Snazzy Socks' Memorial Bench

By edward.
Memorial Bench in Red

Keith Poynton was popular for various reasons. He was a loving husband, a great dad, an avid cricket fan and a hardworking businessman. He was also a family friend to our managing director, Edward Sloane, and so when Ed was personally asked to create a memorial bench in Keith’s honour, he couldn’t resist adding a part of Keith’s special and unique personality. Ed always saw Keith wearing ‘snazzy socks’ and thought it was fitting that the bench should pay tribute in such a way. Brightly coloured socks were a favourite of Keith’s and they are now being produced to raise money in his memory for the Cricket Derbyshire Foundation.

Celebrity Feature: chosen to be part of Elton John’s set.

By andy.
Balmoral Bench

Last August, received an email from Sir Elton John’s design team, Banana Split, asking for some of our painted benches. We were more than happy to oblige and so we delivered 8 of our painted lutyens benches to the Grosvenor. Sir Elton John was performing a set for a couple’s wedding reception and he personally requested our benches to be part of the stage set. This wasn’t the first time our benches have been associated with weddings, although it was one of our high profile case studies.