Sitting Spiritually Pergola at Forde Abbey

Bespoke Pergola and Arbour Swing Seats

from £2,999 - £5,459
0% finance available

Deliver and assembly available

Unique and long-lasting

We believe our pergola is singularly special because it’s expertly handcrafted from extra large timbers of green prime grade joinery quality oak. It’s knot-free, so it won’t twist and split. It’s also sapwood free, so it’ll last much longer with no risk of rotting. Our pergola can be concreted down or fixed to a suitable surface for longevity and security.

Created from scratch by expert joiners in our workshops, we pre-build each pergola in our workshop to make sure the timbers will easily and neatly slot into the joints on delivery. Speaking of delivery, we know you’ll want to start enjoying your seat as soon as possible. We can deliver and assemble your pergola in one day.

A Sitting Spiritually Pergola

Pergolas are big news in Garden Design at the moment, with their ability to create a ‘room like’ area within your garden, perfect for outdoor eating or just another place to relax. It can be planted thoughtfully for Summer shade and in Winter you could even add some twinkly fairy lights for a romantic & warming glow.

Handcrafted in the UK

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

Licensed by the RHS

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

Finance Options

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


Note: Please click on an image to enlarge

4 Seater Pergola

2.9m by 1.6m

3 Seater Pergola

2.6m by 1.6m

2 Seater Pergola

2.3m by 1.6m

All Pergolas width 1.6m 


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


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

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 in to 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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