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Memorial Bench Considerations


There are several reasons for one to consider a memorial bench other than the obvious, it can be to mark a special occasion or event in time, and it does not have to just mark the occasion of a loved one passing.

We have supplied thousands of benches across the UK from our select Memorial Bench collection from local parishes to Windsor Cricket Club they have all identified teak benches as being robust and suitable for their requirements. Teak has so many unique properties that lend themselves to a bench of remembrance with the main one being that with teak (or good teak) one assumes longevity and quality.

We have several of our benches feature on the popular blog Memorial Bench Stories that looks to research and discuss the various benches and associated stories across the UK. Some are very sad to hear and read about but many can also be related to in a very positive manner, usually celebrating the wonderful and fulfilling life someone had.

We are a stone’s throw away from the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas and have been lucky enough to supply a few benches for their requirements over the last few years. Thousands of people visits the Arboretum each year and it’s a pleasure to have played such a very small role in the creating of such a wonderful place for reflection.

Our garden bench collection is rife with differing styles and looks in order to cater for differing tastes. From our memorial collection I am particularly fond (and recommend) the Balmoral as the middle leg acts as additional support, again to create a study yet elegant bench. Grade A teak is important for us to use as it is the best teak one can use in the manufacture of benches. It is right at the core of the trunk when harvested meaning it is the strongest and oldest.

We love speaking to customers about specific requirements or special features they may want to have for their bench. From a wood carving service to a being tied up in a pink bow we will always endeavour to meet (and hopefully exceed) our customers expectation. We sell around 120 benches a week from March until August but we like to think that we a big enough to cope with that demand during that time, we are still small enough to care for each and every garden bench that we distribute around the world.

Anna Sharples

Anna is the marketing and office manager for Garden Benches - a premium supplier of high-quality wooden benches and other outdoor furniture.

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