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The Humble Garden Bench

A garden bench is a wonderful addition to any yard, whether it’s large, small or in between.

A garden bench is a wonderful addition to any yard, whether it’s large, small or in between. A garden bench can work on a deck, a patio or in the yard. I have several benches that I’ve collected over the years, two teak and one is a newer metal beauty. 

The teak benches live outside all year long in my Pennsylvania yard. I’ve moved them from home to home, yet each time they manage to land in the most beautiful setting. My 40-year-old Smith and Hawken bench was gifted to me by a neighbor many years ago. It still holds the top bench distinction with me since it’s a work of art, sturdy and has such a beautiful basic design.

My newer teak bench sits in the yard. Both cats love to perch on it as to view all interesting creatures and activity. It’s a perfect resting place while working in the yard, too. In the winter, it becomes part of the hardscape laden with snow, an occasional bird or other wildlife. It serves multiple purposes.

The newest bench comes courtesy of Gradin Road. It comes in a variety of amazing colors that perk up any landscape.  When extra seating is needed, pull it up to the table to accommodate three people.

A garden bench is a welcome addition to a city, suburban or country home.

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