Types of Garden Furniture Explained

In order to make the most out of your outdoor space, picking the right garden furniture is essential. With so many different styles, materials and price ranges out there, what type of furniture is the most suitable?


If space is limited a bench is a nice intimate & informal addition to any garden. Benches are available in all types of materials. The most popular are constructed out of solid wood, cast iron & flat polyethylene weave. Benches such as the Chatwell Storage Bench are a great space saver as they are ideal for storing wellies, garden tools, plant pots or any other garden items that need a place to call home.

Chat well Storage Bench


If you are looking for something unique, the Isabel planter bench is ideal for small and large gardens alike. It provides a dual, practical purpose if space is at a premium or an eye catching feature in a wider space.

 Isabel Planter Bench


Bistro Sets

Originating from 19th Century France, bistro furniture normally refers to cafe tables, pub stools and consists of a small round or oval table. Typically bistro patio sets are constructed of steel with matching chairs, normally for two people. Modern style bistro sets come in all shapes and sizes and are not necessarily constructed out of steel. One of our favourites is the Cappuccino Reclining Bistro Set pictured below.

Cappuccino Reclining Bistro Set


Dining Sets

If you have the space a nice dining set will help create a warm, welcoming space for enjoying your garden with friends and family. Most dining sets are available with seating for four people, however larger sets are available. Materials used in dining sets typically include metal/mesh, resin weave and maintenance free wicker.

Cappuccino Rattan 4 Seat Stacking Dining Set


Relaxer Chairs

Everyone likes a relaxer chair. They are ideal for lounging in the sun, soaking up the rays, and ideal for a lazy summer day.


Sofa Sets

If you want the ultimate in comfort and to make your garden the envy of your neighbourhood, sofa sets will probably do the trick. If your garden is very limited in space then sofa sets will probably look out of place however if you have a decent size garden it will turn your outdoor space into the perfect relaxation spot. Sofa sets come in various sizes and colours seating from a couple of people to your whole family and invited guests.

Wentworth Modular Corner Set


Gazebos & Pergola

Whilst maybe technically not garden furniture, Gazebos & Pergolas are an ideal way of creating an oasis of shade and calm in your garden. Your local Garden Centre will stock a range of different Gazebos & Pergolas so if you are stuck for ideas, contact them.

Gazebos & Pergolas


At Hilltop Garden Centre in Coventry we stock a wide range of Garden Furniture as well as water features, plants and other gardening accessories. We offer an online delivery service and you are also able to pay and reserve your item online, ready for in store collection. Most importantly we are a family run, friendly Garden Centre so we are always available to offer our honest and professional advice.