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Metal Garden Bench


When you are looking for that place to sit and relax with your favorite book in the garden area, try a Metal Garden Bench for your solution.  I will give you several design choices with a pop of color thrown in for you to choose from.

Seating for two in any area of your outdoor space will be easy with one of these lightweight benches.  They will be easy to move and keep looking like new.  Just wipe them down with a damp cloth and I would add a cushion for comfort if you were going to sit for more than an hour, I have looked at some bench cushions in an article here.

Now let us look at these designs and see what sparks your interest.  For some backless benches for your garden, see my post here.


Mainstays Slat Outdoor Garden BenchMainstays Slat Outdoor Garden Bench, Black

Price when this article was written: $79.97

This bench will have a side to side slated design for the seat and an up and down arched slat design for the back.  The arms at each end will have a curved design.

The metal construction will be finished in black paint.  The bench will be 49.25 inches wide, 26 inches deep, and 34 inches tall. It will hold 500 pounds of weight.

If you are looking for an inexpensive bench that does not have much flair, this is the bench for you.


  • Simple design
  • Clean lines
  • Low price


  • Only one color choice
  • Heavier hard to move


Leigh Country Outdoor Metal Welcome BenchLeigh Country Outdoor Metal Welcome Bench

Price when this article was written: $79.97

This bench will have slates that run from end to end for the seat.  The back will have a big welcome sign for your guest surrounded by a vine design.

The bench will come in two color combinations both in a powder-coated finish, the black with gold welcome letters or the all bronze color shown in the picture.   It will hold up to 550 pounds of weight.  The bench will be 50.5 inches wide, 25 inches deep, and 34 inches tall.

This bench will work well for those looking for some extra design in the back of their garden bench.


  • Two-color combinations
  • Welcome on the bench back
  • Holds the most weight of benches in this article


  • Back design may be hard to clean
  • Heavier hard to move


Mainstays Hello SunnyMainstays Butterfly or Hello Sunny Garden Bench

Price when this article was written: $89-Hello Sunny or $79.58-Butterfly

Add some color and flair to your garden with one of these benches. The seat will be a grate type that will not hold moisture when it rains.  A 17 inch by 41-inch bench cushion would go a long way for seating comfort for this material.

A bright yellow Hello Sunny or an Aqua Blue butterfly design.  Both will brighten your garden with color and design.  Steel frames will have a powder-coated finish to last well in outdoor weather conditions.

The bench will be 43 inches wide, 24.25 inches deep and 34.5 inches high.  Weight capacity is quite different for each bench though, given they do look a lot alike.

Mainstays ButterflyThe Butterfly bench states a weight capacity of 450 pounds and the Hello Sunny bench comes in at only 220 pounds of total weight in the description.  The manufacturer answered a question on this and stated both benches can support 450 pounds of weight.


  • Two-color choices
  • Two design choices
  • Lightweight easy to move


  • The weight limit is confusing
  • Grate design for the seat may be best covered with a cushion for long term sitting
  • Not a heavy design as others in this article


Roland Outdoor Garden BenchRoland Outdoor Garden Bench

Price when this article was written: $143.44


This cast aluminum bench will have a classic design.  The antique copper finish gives it an old look.  With the scrolled legs, lattice seat and back topped with flowers, this bench will be right in place in any garden.

The bench is 42.5 inches wide, 20 inches deep, and 33.5 inches high.  It will hold up to 500 pounds of weight.  I have a similar bench in my front yard, it is painted white.

This is a perfect bench for those looking for the retro look.


  • Cast aluminum will not rust
  • Great bronze color
  • Traditional look


  • Cast metal can break if dropped
  • May be hard to purchase cushions, odd-shaped seat


For current availability on any of these benches, follow the link below

Metal Garden Bench


My final thoughts on these benches

I have a metal garden bench in my front yard in between two trees.  I use it to sit for a while sometimes while working in the flower beds.  This gives me a place to sit and it looks good when not in use.  It is much like the cast aluminum model shown here but in white.

Your style and color choice on a bench may be quite different than mine, thus I have given you many options in this article.  For more bench choices for your patio or garden area, see the bench category on this site by using this link.

Any questions or comments on this or any other article on this site, send me a note with the forms below and I will get back to you shortly.