In beautiful weather, there’s nothing better to do than sit in your garden and soak up the sun. Finding furniture that is durable and stylish can be difficult, which is why looking at a rattan garden bench can be a great option. Benches tend to compliment rattan garden chairs well and provide additional seating for a bigger group. Rattan furniture is vey commonly seen in gardens because it can withstand all four seasons, pets, animals, grime and dirt pretty well.

You can also buy a rattan storage bench which is suitable if you have a smaller space and want to make the most of it, and we believe that rattan furniture is an equal blend between style, practicality and comfort – which is essential when picking garden furniture. Consider investing in a smaller rattan side table if you are more limited in space. If you’re in a brighter part of the UK with a bigger garden, we’d recommend exploring a rattan sun lounger to complete your garden furniture set.

We review 8 of the best rattan garden benches, taking into account the style, colour and overall suitability, so you can enjoy your summer in style.

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Outsunny 2 Seater Rattan Garden Bench

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The Outsunny 2 Seater Rattan Garden Bench is a plain and chic wicker weave bench with a strong steel frame. You can customise this bench with whatever cushions and throws you want, enabling you to create your own style and vibe in your garden. It is a low maintenance design which you can wipe clean, and the tight weave rattan makes it look and feel sturdy. It is durable in all types of weather (no need to store away in the winter) and overall is great for any garden.

Key Features:

UV resistant

Tight weave rattan

Durable steel frame

Specification:

Brand

Outsunny

Colour

Black

Dimensions

H 87 cm x W 122cm x L 60cm

Material

Rattan

Pros

Easy to assemble, takes minutes

The chic and simple style is great if you want to style the bench yourself and have some creativity

Cons

Does not come with cushions

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TecTake 2 Seater Poly Rattan Garden Bench with Cushions

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The TecTake 2 Seater Poly Rattan Garden Bench with Cushions is a beautiful bench which seats two people. It has a built in table with a glass top as well as cushions on both seats. This is a comfortable but durable design. The cushions can be washed easily and the table can be wiped clean. Overall great if you’re looking to add a bit more style to your space and have a 2 in 1 option with the table.

Key Features:

Glass table built in

Cushions come with design

Tight woven rattan

Specification:

Brand

TecTake

Colour

Black

Dimensions

H 82cm x W 59cm x L 131cm

Material

Rattan

Pros

Easy to put up and maintain

Cushions are there for comfort so you don't have to buy them

Cons

Wouldn't be suited if you want more than two people on a bench

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Rowlinson Rattan Storage Bench

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The Rowlinson Rattan Storage Bench is a practical and comfortable rattan bench with a deep set storage system within it. Great if you have a smaller garden and want to store toys that you don’t want inside the house. It is simple to set up and to maintain, and also comes with the cushion included which is a great value add.

Key Features:

Deep set storage

Tight woven rattan design

Specification:

Brand

Rowlinson

Colour

Grey

Dimensions

H 60cm x W 90 cm x L 120cm

Material

Rattan

Pros

Super easy to maintain as you can remove the cushions and wipe everything clean

Storage is deep set and is also sturdy and water resistant

Cons

Design may not be to everybody's taste

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Cassaria 2 Seater Poly Rattan Bench

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The Cassaria 2 Seater Poly Rattan Bench is a chic bench perfect for couples who are looking to add some luxury and comfort to their garden. The chairs have a sleek, modern design and come with cushions in cream. The design also has a built in table which is perfect for drinks or snacks. The overall maintenance is very low as you can wipe everything clean.

Key Features:

Glass table built in

Sleek, modern design

Tightly woven rattan

Specification:

Brand

Casaria

Colour

Black

Dimensions

H 88cm x W 55cm x L 143cm

Material

Rattan

Pros

Really easy to maintain as the whole design can be wiped clean

UV resistant so it won't lose its colour

Cons

Not suitable if you want more than two people to sit on this

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Outsunny 2 Seater Companion Garden Bench

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The Outsunny 2 Seater Companion Garden Bench is a deep set rattan woven design which is sturdy and feels comfortable. The garden bench comes with a built in table and cushions for extra padding. The neutral colour palette would work well in any style garden/conservatory. Very low maintenance and simple to erect in your garden.

Key Features:

Built in table

Soft cushions included

Tightly woven rattan design

Specification:

Brand

Outsunny

Colour

Brown

Dimensions

H 84cm x W 133cm x D 65cm

Material

Rattan

Pros

Really easy to maintain, you can wipe the whole thing clean and put the cushions in the washing machine

Modern, slick design

Cons

Not suitable for more than two people

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Outsunny 2 Seater Rattan Bench in Grey

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The Outsunny 2 Seater Rattan Bench in Grey is a modern style bench which comes in a beautiful grey colour. With a built in table and cushions it oozes comfort and style. This is great if you haven’t got a lot of space in your garden but want a piece of furniture where you can relax and enjoy the beautiful weather.

Key Features:

Built in table

Cushions included

Tight woven rattan

Modern, sleek colour palette and design

Specification:

Brand

Outsunny

Colour

Grey

Dimensions

H 84cm x W 133cm x D 65cm

Material

Rattan

Pros

This is great if you haven't got a lot of garden space but still want something comfortable and stylish

Easy to maintain

Cons

If you want to seat more than two people, this isn't for you

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Outsunny 2 Seater Rattan Loveseat Bench

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The Outsunny 2 Seater Rattan Loveseat Bench is a a comfortable and stylish bench with thick cushioning on the bottom and a sturdy steel and rattan framing all the way around. The cushions are lovely and firm without feeling uncomfortable, and the whole design is easy to maintain all year round. Overall a great bench suitable for families or larger households.

Key Features:

Thick cushion included

Large bench which can seat a lot of people

Modern, simple design

Specification:

Brand

Outsunny

Colour

Grey

Dimensions

H 79cm x W 75cm x L 118cm

Material

Rattan

Pros

The cushion is machine washable, great if you're looking for something which is low maintenance

Design is sturdy and materials can withstand all the seasons

Cons

No cushion on the back

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ZDA Rattan 2 Seater Garden Bench

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The ZDA Rattan 2 Seater Garden Bench is a comfortable and stylish rattan bench in grey. It is easy to maintain and comes with cushions which can be cleaned easily. The frame is sturdy and can withstand any weather. The criss cross back is durable and provides comfort, too. Overall it’s a sturdy bench that is great for larger households or families.

Key Features:

Criss cross detail on the back

Easy to maintain design

Sturdy materials such as tight woven rattan and metal

Specification:

Brand

ZDA

Colour

Grey

Dimensions

H 75cm x W 79cm x L 118cm

Material

Rattan

Pros

Great sized bench for larger households

Cushions are comfortable and easy to clean

Cons

No backrest cushion

Summary

Buying garden furniture is a lot of fun, as you have so many options at your fingertips. You can be really over top and glamorous, and invest in multiple pieces for your garden such as bird tables, cascading water features and bar tables, or you can be slightly more practical and invest in a retractable washing line and a trusty lawnmower!

When picking your bench it’s key that you consider a few things before buying, which we’ve listed below. This should help you if you’re confused on which bench to purchase.

Storage

If storage is important to you, it’s imperative to find a bench that has solid and water resistant storage. There are a lot of rattan benches on the market that have storage space, and it’s great if you have a smaller garden and don’t want to bulk it up with loads of things (particularly if you have garden toys for your children or your pets).

Colour

Believe it or not, colour is crucial. If you’re in two minds on which colour to pick, we recommend designing a colour palette. This will contain all the colours you see in your garden (inclusive of greenery, furniture etc) and it’ll help you find the right balance of colour in your garden. Aesthetics do matter and can help you relax, which is exactly what you want to be doing in your garden.

Extras

If having a table and extra cushions is important to you, then you’ll want to find a bench that either has a table built in or a table that is a part of the price. Some of the designs we’ve mentioned have tables that are built in, which is ideal if you have a smaller garden area or you just don’t have the budget to buy a table currently.

Maintenance

Most rattan furniture is very low maintenance, with cushions and soft furnishings taking moments to put in the washing machine and the rest can just be wiped clean. However, if you’re looking for the lowest maintenance, we recommend finding a bench without soft furnishings and only taking out your own pillows/cushions/throws when you’re in the garden. This will save you time cleaning, if that’s important to you.

FAQ

Are the benches weatherproof?

Yes, they are. However, you’ll need to ensure you still clean them regularly so there isn’t a build up of grime or dirt, which can decrease the life of your bench. We recommend investing in weed killer and moss killer and treating your garden, and garden furniture with it. It’ll keep weeds and moss at bay, and stop it from growing on your furniture.

Are the benches durable?

Yes, they are. As long as you maintain them well and look after them they should last you a very long time.

Do the benches come with a cover?

Unless the retailer specifies, some may not come with a cover. If you want to purchase a cover you can, especially for the colder and rainier months of the year. If you have other furniture like an outdoor bar table or hammocks, you could invest in a tarpaulin to cover it all in one go.

Can you buy a cushion to fit the bench?

You can if you want, however most benches will already come with a cushion.