Sitting pretty: 10 best garden benches

With the sun (almost) out, you’ll be comfortable in the garden with this selection of outdoor furniture

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Whether you have a bijou balcony or acres of space, you will want somewhere to sit outside this summer.

We've found a range of garden benches for outdoor areas of all shapes and sizes, from traditional wooden seats to ultra-modern metal creations, we think you will find a seat you like.

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If room and money is tight, Ikea's Applaro bench is a great space saver and there are storage options too. Garden Furniture Centre's Half Moon Bench is a beautifully-crafted, robust piece that will last you for years. If you want to make a bit of a statement, try Fermob's bright Luxembourg design.  

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1. John Lewis Vichy Half Round Tree Bench, £125

2. Ikea Applaro Bench, £91

3. Fermob Luxembourg Bench, £338

4. Windsor 2 Seater Wooden Garden Bench, £56.25

5. Keter Eden Bench Box, £89.99

6. Habitat Aiden Teak Garden Bench, £260

7. Garden Furniture Centre Half Moon Bench, £399.99

8. Ellister Stamford Tulip Bench, £79.99

9. Distressed Folding Garden Bench, £425

10. Bazaar Bag Flex, £98.99

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