Sitting Spiritually Pergola at Forde Abbey

Bespoke Pergola and Arbour Swing Seats

If there’s a more majestic sight than a beautifully-handcrafted pergola, complete with an arbour swing seat, then we’ve yet to find it! The joys to be had in the garden with a pergola are rich and plenty. 

Whether you’re using it as a centerpiece for a summer garden party, or snuggling up with a book and a warm blanket on an early-autumn evening—with fairy lights happily glowing in the dusk. It’s a magical addition to any outdoor space.

Pergola with swing seat

A Sitting Spiritually Pergola

Each bespoke pergola is made using extra large timbers of green premium-grade oak. Our expert joiners use only sapwood-free, knot-free wood—so it won’t twist, split, or rot over time. For the purposes of longevity and security, our pergolas can be concreted down or fixed to a suitable surface. We also pre-build each pergola entirely from scratch in our Devon and Dorset workshops to ensure the timbers will neatly slot into the joints upon delivery. So there will be no delay when it comes to enjoying your new handcrafted Pergola and Arbour Swing Seat!

We also offer a full installation service if you prefer to have us build your pergola on site.

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Handcrafted in the UK

Every commission is one of a kind and bespoke to you, beautifully crafted in our Devon workshops.

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Endorsed by the RHS

Sitting Spiritually are the only bespoke swing & bench maker endorsed by the Royal Horticultural Society in the UK.

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Finance Options

Flexible finance options mean you can pay for your pergola over 12 months with absolutely no interest. 

Pergola Footprint

Due to the handcrafted nature of our products the final footprint can vary slightly from frame to frame, measurements provided are for the largest expected dimensions. 

Note: Please click on an image to enlarge

Pergola with Swing Seat Dimensions

4 Seater Pergola

2.9m by 1.6m

Pergola with Swing Seat Dimensions

3 Seater Pergola

2.6m by 1.6m

Pergola with Swing Seat Dimensions

2 Seater Pergola

2.3m by 1.6m

Pergola with Swing Seat Dimensions

All Pergolas width 1.6m 

Back Style Variations

Below are our 5 back variations available for the Swing Seats for Trees. You can click on each of the images to enlarge it. To make an enquiry, click the 'Start Your Journey' button towards the top of this page.

Hand carved garden seat design

Heart Back Style

Wood garden swing seat

Curve Back Style

Hand carved wooden garden swing seats

Fan Back Style

Swing seat design - wooden

Slat Back Style

Bespoke garden swing seat - hand carved wood

Swirl Back Style

Bespoke Build Pergolas

Pergola Pieces
Pergola Pieces Assembly
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Pergola Fully Assembled

The Pergola Pieces

Designed by Martin, the Pergola Kit is handcrafted from quality FSC certified wood by our joiners. Taking inspiration from the Arts & Crafts movement, the kit features extra large timbers for added strength and durability.

The Pergola Joints

Our Pergola is also pre-built in our workshops. The timbers then slot neatly into the joints when delivered to your home, offering minimum disruption. The Pergola can be concreted into the ground or fixed down to a suitable surface.

Designed to sit on any surface

Pergola Hard Surface Fixing

Hard Ground:

For firm ground, we can provide stainless steel 'shoes' (as seen on the left image) for all four legs of the Pergola that simply screw into the ground for a beautiful clean finish.

Soft Ground:

We provide longer legs as standard to allow for digging in and concreting in place, meaning the core structure and height remains perfectly in place.

Curved Oak Swing Seat set amongst floral garden
Wooden Swing Seat by the sea
Oak Garden Swing Seat with Cushions
Swing Seat in the Garden with Curved Oak

How It Works


Find Your Perfect Swing Seat

Browse our range of beautiful wooden garden furniture either online or request a brochure. If you would like any advice or have any questions, please don't hesitate to give us a call or email to discuss your ideas.


Explore Styles & Prices

Every range is available with 5 unique back styles and a range of accessories. Use either of the buttons on this page to look at the different styles available and either send an enquiry, or build up a price and purchase online. 


Secure Your Order

You can pay a £250 deposit at any time to secure your order, either via an online order or by contacting us separately. We will only take a deposit once you are fully happy to proceed.


Crafting Your Commission

Once you have fully approved your commission, our expert joiners get to work on creating your one-off piece. This typically takes around 4 weeks, but can often be quicker for special occasions.


Delivered to Your Garden

Once the swing seat is made, we'll send you a finished picture in the workshop before organising a delivery time and date to suit you. Our expert team will assemble the seat in your garden, ensuring it's hung perfectly and ready for you to enjoy right away.


Relax & Enjoy

Handcrafted using the finest timber available, we know your seat will provide years of enjoyment. We will be in touch in the coming weeks to make sure everything is OK and provide some tips on aftercare. 

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