Furniture may seem like an obvious ingredient in a garden but the
location of the seating areas must be designed in a way that is not just a place to sit, but to experience the
views of the surrounding garden. All weather materials such as teakwood and stone are natural materials that
blend well with a garden with an abudance of plants.
Benches placed in strategic spots are very important and yet quite simple to provide a closer
connection to the garden and allow for contemplation. Benches like this one to the right are inviting because of
the lush vegetation that gives a sense of enclosure and intimacy.
A backrest is preferred for longer periods of sitting while the simple stone slab style bench
functions also as a piece of garden decor.
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