At The Comfort Company, we've curated a collection of garden bench ideas you'll love. Picture the perfect outdoor bench nestled among your garden, providing a healing place to remember the past, rest in the present and witness the ever-changing landscape of the future. Explore our collection and find the perfect bench for your outdoor sanctuary today.

What's the Best Material for an Outdoor Bench? (Wood, Metal, or Cast Iron?)

Choosing the perfect material for your outdoor bench is important. While wood offers a natural charm, it requires consistent upkeep. For a virtually maintenance-free option, consider the timeless elegance of cast iron or the modern durability of concrete. Cast iron garden benches come in a variety of designs and are very resist to the elements. Concrete benches offer a sturdy, ornamental look. 

How Long Does a Garden Bench Last?

How long a garden bench lasts depends on a couple things.  What material it's made of, it's placement and the material it's made of. 

  • Cast Iron: Cast iron garden benches are virtually indestructible making them one of the best materials to endure extreme weather conditions. With minimal care, they can last for generations, becoming cherished family heirlooms.
  • Concrete: Concrete benches are also incredibly durable and can withstand harsh weather conditions. We sell "ornamental garden benches", so there is less wear and tear from sitting.
  • Wood: Wooden benches, while beautiful, require more maintenance to protect them from the elements.

How Much Does an Outdoor Garden Bench Cost? (Budget-Friendly Options)

We offer free shipping, but the cost of an outdoor garden bench varies quite a bit. Here's a general overview of price ranges you can expect:

Material:

  • Cast Iron: Cast iron benches are typically the most expensive option due to their intricate designs and durability. Prices can range from $300 to well over $600. However, their longevity and timeless appeal make them a worthwhile investment.

  • Concrete: Our concrete benches offer a more affordable alternative to cast iron, typically ranging from $200 to $600 depending on how customized they are. The ability to make a custom bench make them a popular choice if you are looking for a custom memorial bench.

  • Wood: Wooden benches can vary widely in price depending on the type of wood used. Basic designs can start around $100, while more elaborate or handcrafted pieces can reach several hundred dollars.

  • Backless benches:  These are very economical and offer a budget-friendly option over a traditional garden bench.

What's the Best Color for an Outdoor Bench?

Remember, there's no one-size-fits-all answer when it comes to the best color for an outdoor bench.    Our concrete benches are lighter grey in color and our cast iron garden benches are an oil rubbed bronze. 

What's the Standard Size of a Small Outdoor Bench?

Our small garden bench is 12″ x 29″ x 13″ and weights 54 lbs.  Our medium concrete bench outdoor option is: 29″ x 12″ x 14.5″ and weighs 70 lbs.  Our metal garden bench is 50 1/4" wide, 36" tall and 27" deep.  If you're working with small spaces, we've got some beautiful designs that offer special wording and a touch of elegance when you simply need a quiet moment to reflect.

How Can Outdoor Benches Enhance Your Outdoor Space?

Spending time outdoors in nature is a healing activity.  Any kind of outdoor furniture or outdoor seating that makes it easier is always a good investment. Stone garden benches can enhance a landscape design so much and will very quickly become a welcome addition to your yard.