In the summer, there’s nothing better than sitting in your garden with a refreshing drink and watching the world go by. Whether you have kids, or just want to add another dynamic to your garden, having a 3 seater garden swing can be a beautiful addition to any outdoor space. 

Reading a book, chatting with friends, entertaining the kids or basking in the sun can all be done on a three seater swing chair (aside from sleeping, you’re better off buying a hammock stand for that!). It’s also a great furniture option if you’re not looking to spend an excessive amount of money on redoing your garden, just like adding a rattan garden chair or even a rattan side table, and want to have a piece of furniture that can be used by everybody in the household. An alternative to a garden swing is a rattan garden bench, though these are a lot less fun!

We review 7 of the best 3 seater garden swings, taking into account their design, durability and other features.

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Outsunny 3 Seater Canopy Swing with roof

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The Outsunny 3 Seater Canopy Swing with roof is a weather resistant swing with the option to adjust the swing should you wish. It’s an affordable and durable swing that comes with back cushions and easy to clean material which can either be wiped down or scrubbed with a damp sponge for stubborn stains. It blocks UV light meaning that in the summer you can still enjoy the outdoors without having to be slathered in sunscreen. It’s easy to move around the garden when you’re cutting the grass and can be stored away easily in a garage during colder months when you aren’t using it. 

Key Features:

Easy to erect design

UV resistant

Canopy

Specification:

Brand

Outsunny

Colour

Black

Dimension

N/A

Material

Steel and polyester

Pros

Light and easy to move if necessary

Canopy is UV resistant so protects from harsh sunlight

Simple design that doesn’t take ages to assemble

Cons

Ensure you have enough space in your garden for this before ordering

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Angel 3 Seat Canopy Hanging Hammock

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The Angel Living Swing Chair is a simply designed swing with UV resistant polyester and a covering to shelter from harsh sunlight or light rain. Made from steel, it’s durable whilst still being light, meaning that if you had to move this around it wouldn’t be too strenuous. The seat is wicker which means you can customize this simple design with your own cushions/blankets etc. Overall an affordable and practical addition to your garden

Key Features:

UV resistant

Stainless steel frame

Adjustable canopy for sunlight

Specification:

Brand

Angel Living

Colour

Brown

Dimensions

193cm x 118cm x 175cm

Material

Steel

Pros

Tightly woven wicker seats, can customize easily with cushions etc

UV resistant to block out harsh sunlight - kid friendly

Cons

Design is not modern, would not fit with other modern garden decorations

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Progen 3 Seater Black Garden Patio Swing

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The Progen 3 Seater Black Garden Patio Swing is a modern and chic swing which is affordable and an ideal size even for small gardens. Great if you have kids or teenagers as it’s durable, UV resistant and easy to put up – no stress if DIY isn’t your strong point. It stands well on a patio but can also be used on level grass if you’d like.

Key Features:

Stainless steel frame

Modern, chic design

UV resistant

Specification:

Brand

Progen

Colour

Black

Material

Metal

Pros

Beautiful design that is modern and sleek - not clunky

Comes with a canopy that can give full body coverage in hot months

Cons

Will not withstand extreme wind

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Bargains Galore 3 Seater Garden Swing

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The Bargains Galore 3 Seater Garden Swing is a modern and durable swing with a canopy and scalloped edge which looks chic and effortless. It comes with thickly padded cushions and can work on grass, patio or right by a pool if you have one. It’s simple to erect and is UV resistant so you can enjoy being in the garden without enduring sunburn. Comfortable and overall a great addition to the garden.

Key Features:

Scalloped design

Oxford cloth and cotton seating

UV resistant

Specification:

Brand

Bargains Galore

Colour

Black

Pros

Works on patio, grass and concrete

Compliments smaller gardens and doesn’t look clunky

High quality seating but a cheaper price point

Cons

Will not work on uneven surfacing

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Costway 3 Seater Garden Swing Chair

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The Costway 3 Seater Garden Swing Chair is a retro and chic garden swing which will add a pop of colour to your patio or garden. With a beautiful striped style and steel frame, it is durable without being too heavy to put up and move around if necessary. It has anti skid feet pads so even on a smooth surface it won’t budge. Overall it’s a great design that has comfort and style all wrapped into one.

Key Features:

Retro design

Anti skid feet pads

UV resistant

Specification:

Brand

Costway

Colour

Stripe

Dimensions

L:170cm x W:110cm x H:153 cm

Pros

Fun and stylish design - great if you want your garden to have some character

Durable material through all kinds of weather

Simple to put up and easy to move around

Cons

Colour and pattern may not be to everybody’s taste

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Havana 3 Seater Swing Seat

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The Havana 3 Seater Swing is a luxurious swing with plush, velvet feel cushions and a canopy over the top to protect you from UV rays. It has a built in drinks table, as well as a robust swing mechanism that can be adjusted. Although it’s made from steel, it isn’t heavy and clunky to erect. It’s a modern and gorgeous swing that adds a touch of luxury to any garden.

Key Features:

Velvet feel cushions

Built in drinks table

UV resistant

Specification:

Brand

Havana

Colour

Neutral

Dimensions

H:180cm x L:192cm x D:120cm

Material

Steel

Pros

Thick and luxurious cushions, super comfortable and easy to clean

Drinks holders are sturdy and practical

Cons

If you have a smaller budget this won't be suitable for you

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Summer Dream Swing Seat - 3 Seater

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The Summer Dream Swing Seat really is a summer dream. It’s a gorgeous, plush design made from wood and canvas, with thick cushions and a modern, cream and oak colour scheme. It has adjustable headrests and a sturdy wooden frame which won’t buckle even when used for a long time. It comes in 3 and 4 seater options which is ideal if you are looking for a larger size. It is perfect for a large garden and for entertaining guests, too.

Key Features:

Luxurious design with wood

Adjustable headrest

UV resistant

Specification:

Brand

Hamsum

Colour

Stripe

Dimensions

L:246cm x H:206cm

Material

Wood

Pros

Adjustable headrests give extra comfort

Wood frame is sturdy, practical and modern

Cons

Wouldn’t suit smaller gardens

Summary

Finding the right 3 seater swing for your garden can be a tough decision to make, especially if you are looking for a mixture of practicality, luxury and not having to spend the earth on a new piece of furniture. It also depends what you want to use this piece of furniture for, as that can impact what else you may want to purchase. For example if you are looking to entertain, you’d probably want to look at an outdoor bar table and chairs. Or, if you’re looking to just watch the world go by, you’ll want to purchase a bird table to attract wildlife into your garden.

Here are some things to look out for when purchasing a 3 seater swing

Material

When choosing a 4 seater swing, it’s important to choose a durable material that is going to be easy to clean and go with the rest of your garden furniture if you already own some. We recommend going for stainless steel or a treated wood. Both are sturdy but will still be fairly easy to put up. 

Size of garden

Although having a large 3 seater swing may sound practical, it’s important to consider the size of your garden and whether having a swing with extensions, a large canopy and padded furniture is going to look out of place in your garden. If you are set on having a 3 seater swing, we recommend investing in a retractable washing line which will give you more space to put your 3 seater swing and enjoy it.

Budget

 

Although this sounds obvious, have a think about your budget and don’t overspend on it. Having a swing still comes with maintenance tasks, such as getting rid of moss (using a moss killer), rust, dirt and grime. You want to ensure that your budget still leaves you with enough to cover your maintenance costs at least for the first year of owning your swing!

FAQ

Can I put the swing together by myself?

Yes you can. They’re all DIY and wil come with instructions so you know exactly how to put it up. You’ll need some basic tools like a screwdriver, but that’s it.

Are the swings weather resistant?

They are resistant to rain, cold, and some wind. Any extreme weather conditions we would recommend putting your swing away.

Can you pack up and fold the swing away?

You can dismantle the whole swing but it is not in a fold style, but we recommend keeping the original box so if you experience adverse weather conditions you can store it away.

Can the canopy be replaced?

Yes, most designs you are able to purchase a new canopy when your old one becomes worn or damaged over time.