Over the past year and a half, our gardens have become more important to us than ever before as we’ve been forced to spend more time at home due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Lockdowns have come and gone, and throughout it all, spending time outside has been a welcome break – especially for our valued key workers who have worked tirelessly to keep the country running, fit, fighting and healthy.
Earlier in the year, we were approached by ITVs ‘Love Your Garden’ team. They were seeking out the best garden furniture to create a dog-friendly, Asian style garden for a hardworking and deeply passionate paramedic – and the Lutyens backless bench range fit the bill for their project perfectly.
We, of course, jumped at the chance to help create a peaceful garden paradise for one of our valued frontline workers that she and her lovely rescue dogs could enjoy for many years to come.
Pictured: the Sloane & Sons 1.5m Lutyens Backless Teak Bench.
More to come once the episode airs on ITV1 – watch this space.
About the show
ITV’s Love Your Garden is a fantastic garden makeover show presented by Alan Titchmarsh, a well-known and loved English gardener and TV presenter. 2021 will see Love Your Garden air its 11th season, transforming unusable or unsuitable outdoor areas into usable, visually stunning spaces.
The best part about Love Your Garden is that their signature garden transformations are only given to the most deserving people across the UK, from NHS workers to local heroes and hardworking single parents. The team work tirelessly to show them how valued they are, and all of them get their hands dirty planning, plotting, digging and adding finishing touches.
What is so special about the backless Lutyens bench?
The Lutyens collection is one of Sloane & Sons most popular ranges of benches. They are even favoured by the Royal family, who gathered around one of our Lutyens benches for Prince Charles’ birthday pictures in 2018.
The Love Your Garden team chose a backless Lutyens bench for its scrolled arms and simply elegant look, which lends itself perfectly to the Asian garden aesthetic they designed for the planned transformation. Its deceptively compact size actually makes for a very spacious seating experience, with ample space for three people.
Aside from its good looks, the Lutyens backless bench has a number of other benefits.
- Made using grade A sustainable teak hardwood
- Crafted with traditional joinery techniques
- Naturally weathers to a stunning silver ash colour
- Little maintenance needed
- Sturdy yet comfortable
- It can be enjoyed all year round
The bench is a real statement piece for any garden and would suit placement against a wall, amid a flower garden, or under a pagoda per the Love Your Garden teams plans.
Tune in to see the garden transformation
There isn’t an exact date for when the show will air yet, but we hope that you’ll tune in to see what the Love Your Garden team have managed to do with the help of our Lutyens backless bench. We can’t wait to see the final result, and we hope that the well-deserving person receiving the transformation is able to spend much more time in her garden moving forwards.
Anna is the marketing and office manager for Garden Benches – a premium supplier of high-quality wooden benches and other outdoor furniture.