In this guide we’ll look at the best garden swing seats for the UK market.
I’ve compared design, durability, comfort and cost
to give you my top recommendations.
What Is The Best Garden Swing Seat?
More Detailed Garden Swing Seat Reviews
Kingfisher Hardwood Garden Swing Seat Hammock Review
This beautiful Kingfisher Hardwood Garden Swing Seat Hammock is both stylish and practical, and offers really great value for money. It wins first place for the best garden swing seat on the market.
The frame is made from solid wood and the set includes a seat cushion and canopy. The canopy is made from the same waterproof material as tents and this protects the seat from rain as well as providing shade in hot, sunny weather.
This garden swing seat is easy to put together, though you will need at least two people and a couple of hours. The instructions are clear, and the hardware is placed in separate packages for each stage of assembly which helps reassure you that you are using the right parts. The canopy fastens with Velcro. I would recommend treating this swing with teak oil or a waterproof sealer to extend its life.
Once assembled this garden swing seat looks really good in the garden and is really sturdy. It has a nice high back and is very comfortable to sit on. It provides a gentle, relaxing swing that is comfortable for two people.
Blenheim 3 Seat Garden Swing Seat Hammock Review
This Blenheim 3 Seat Garden Swing Seat Hammock has an attractive design with swirling sculptural elements and no sharp corners. This garden swing seat is made from dark brown heavy-duty powder coated steel for a long life. The seat is made from Textaline, which is woven, weatherproof and comfortable to sit on.
The sunshade also has a nice curved design and is adjustable and made from heavy duty showerproof fabric. The swing easily seats three people and, while it doesn’t come with cushions, the fabric seats are comfortable.
The garden swing seat is easy to put together and comes with all the fixings and tools required. It will take two people around half an hour to put it together. The swing has rubber feet which will stop it sliding around if it is placed on a patio. The swinging action is gentle and relaxing.
Once assembled the garden swing seat looks attractive and feels very sturdy and comfortable to relax in.
Gardman 3 Seat Garden Swing Seat Hammock Review
This versatile Gardman 3 Seat Garden Swing Seat Hammock converts to a day bed for the ultimate garden relaxation.
The frame is made from brown, powder coated steel and the fabric components are coated Oxford fabric and polyester which are easy to clean and fast drying.
The garden swing seat comes with seat and back cushions as well as two side cushions that double as pillows which makes reclining in it feel very indulgent. The swing will easily seat three adults and provides a gentle relaxing swing. The canopy is adjustable, however, it is a little light. It is simple to convert the seat to a day bed with two pullout bolts, perfect for a comfy afternoon nap.
The garden swing seat is easy to assemble, ideally with at least two people. It comes with all fixings and the engineering is good.
This is a well made and really comfortable garden swing seat that offers really good value for money.
Churnet Valley Wooden Garden Swing Seat Hammock Review
This Churnet Valley Wooden Garden Swing Seat Hammock looks really beautiful in the garden having a classic design that suits both modern and traditional gardens alike. The frame is made from sustainably sourced pressure treated Swedish redwood that means it will last for up to 25 years. The seat hangs from sturdy galvanised rust proof chains.
This garden swing does not come with cushions; however, the curved wooden slats make it very comfortable and it will easily seat two people.
This garden swing seat is hand crafted in the UK.
Jarder Two Seater Garden Swing Seat Hammock Review
This stylish Jarder Two Seater Garden Swing Seat Hammock allows you to put your feet up comfortably after a hard days gardening. It features a textaline seat, built in headrests and two handy drinks trays for ultimate relaxation. The design allows you to lie down comfortably with a book, or a glass of wine and feel indulgent and decadent.
The frame is made from heavy duty steel and the fabric is all weather resistant making this swing seat maintenance free. The fabric canopy provides shade in the heat of midday and is easily attached with Velcro strips.
This garden swing seat is easy to construct, and you can simply wipe the seat clean to bring it up as good as new.
Garden Swing Seat Buying Guide
There’s nothing quite as lovely as sitting in the garden on a warm summer’s day. But for the ultimate in comfort and luxury, forget upright chairs or hard wooden benches and invest in a gorgeous swing seat.
Garden swing seats provide comfort and relaxation as well as shading you from the heat of the day. They make a lovely addition to the garden and come in a range of styles from traditional to modern. Choose from wooden frames or metal frames depending on what suits your garden best.
Most garden swing seat frames are made from powder coated steel for durability and rust resistance. Wooden framed seats are usually made from durable and sustainable woods and may be pressure treated for extra life.
There are many styles of garden swing seats and some can even be used as daybeds for the ultimate in garden relaxation. Look for comfortable seats or plenty of cushions as well as a nice canopy to protect you from bright sunshine or sudden downpours.
Swing seats all comfortably fit two adults, however, larger swings will be more suitable for a family so everyone can relax together.
If you are looking for a low maintenance option, you might want to choose either powder coated steel frames or pressure treated wood. Textaline seats are also comfortable and maintenance free.
How should I protect my garden swing seat during the winter months?
A garden swing seat offers the ultimate in comfort and luxury in warm summer months but protecting them in the winter can be tricky as they are too large to be stored away.
You can buy covers to protect your garden swing seat from wet weather. If you can’t find one to fit your model you can usually cover them with a tarpaulin through the winter months. You should also make sure your garden swing seat is protected from wind as they can become damaged if they get blown over. Either move your garden swing seat to a sheltered are or secure it with ground anchors or heavy-duty pegs.
If your garden swing seat is made from wood that has not been pressure treated, you should treat it yearly with a couple of coats of teak oil or a waterproof sealer.