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Are you sitting comfortably? No 14 of a very occasional series.

Here we are back with another of my lost episodes of this series, no 14

Here we are back with another selection of garden seats we have found while visiting gardens. I hope you enjoy them.

I will begin with seating we spotted at this year’s RHS Tatton Park Flower Show, in displays and in show gardens. Few  show gardens at RHS shows are without at least one bench for two, so there is a wide variety of styles to suit the variety of garden styles. In the show gardens the seats are designed to be looked at by judges and visitors so do not need to be either comfortable or practical.


Let’s move on now to seats we discovered in open gardens either through the National Garden Scheme or open all year. These should be comfortable to use and perhaps worn out from too much use or too much exposure to the elements.

This first batch of photos were taken at a local garden, Wollerton Old Hall, a truly remarkable garden because of its strong design but also because of the plants there.


This final group are all seats we found at a garden surrounding Harvington Hall where we visited for traditional English afternoon tea.

We hope you enjoyed this selection and we will soon be back with more examples for you to look at.


By greenbenchramblings

A retired primary school head teacher, I now spend much of my time gardening in our quarter acre plot in rural Shropshire south of Shrewsbury. I share my garden with Jude my wife a newly retired teacher , eight assorted chickens and a plethora of wildlife. Jude does all the heavy work as I have a damaged spine and right leg. We also garden on an allotment nearby. We are interested in all things related to gardens, green issues and wildlife.

4 replies on “Are you sitting comfortably? No 14 of a very occasional series.”

I’m hoping, before I die, I can have a stone bench made and installed as my ‘cemetery plot’ marker – for you know, sitting and pondering in the cemetery is rather a ‘need’ and I’m not allowed to build a green, living bench there – 😀 Alas, most of the plants that would work for ‘green sitting bench’ on my place, ultimately won’t be for actually sitting, lest visitors have the surprise of getting stung by a bee when all they wish is to sit and chillax for awhile – – 🙂 The many conundrums of simply putting in a ‘bench’ to rest and soak in the moment, before moving on – 🙂

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