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Sitting Spiritually Open Weekends

Information about our ever popular Open Garden Weekends.

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Delivery and Lead Times

Delivery and Lead Times

Posted by Martin Young on July 8th 2020

We're open and delivering!

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Product Spotlight - The Trilogy....sharing a secret....a post Lockdown wonder!

Product Spotlight - The Trilogy....sharing a secret....a post Lockdown wonder!

Posted by Siobhan on July 7th 2020

As families come together again, we celebrate the versatility of The Trilogy....

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Sitting Spiritually RHS Rainbow Bench Raffle

Sitting Spiritually RHS Rainbow Bench Raffle

Posted by Sitting Spiritually on July 3rd 2020

To raise money for Dorset County Hospital we've crafted this one-of-a-kind “Rainbow Bench” to commemorate the NHS. The raffle is officially opening on July 5th to coincide with the birthday of the NHS and the final clap for carers - but if you want to get your name down early you can buy tickets now. The winner will be drawn on August 5th.

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Gardens On Our Wish List....

Gardens On Our Wish List....

Posted by Siobhan on June 30th 2020

There are so many beautiful gardens to visit on our wish list.......

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Our Favourite Garden Blogs.....

Our Favourite Garden Blogs.....

Posted by Siobhan on June 22nd 2020

Blogs are so much a part of our online lives these days, especially during these Covid-19 times, so we have done a round up of our current favourites.....

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Michael Caines at Lympstone Manor

Michael Caines at Lympstone Manor

Posted on June 18th 2020

An interview with Michael Caines, a famous chef and local celebrity.

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The Bench Gurus.....

The Bench Gurus.....

Posted by Siobhan on June 15th 2020

It was lovely to see one of our swing seats featured in The Telegraph on Saturday & we're really rather taken with our new title!

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National Gardening Exercise Day - 6th June 2020

National Gardening Exercise Day - 6th June 2020

Posted by Siobhan on June 6th 2020

National Gardening Exercise Day is observed each year on June 6 and encourages us to maximize the benefits we reap from gardening by adding some stretches and a few extra steps or squats. Gardening on its own is therapeutic, builds muscles and burns calories....

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A Message From Martin Young

A Message From Martin Young

Posted by Martin Young on June 4th 2020

I wanted to to let you know what is happening here at Sitting Spiritually, and how we can still assist you.

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National Gardening Week, Looking at Roses by Katherine Crouch

National Gardening Week, Looking at Roses by Katherine Crouch

Posted by Siobhan on June 1st 2020

This week we’re celebrating National Gardening Week and the enormous benefits nature can have on our wellbeing - particularly during these challenging times, and writer Katherine Crouch is focusing on a big favourite of ours, Roses......

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The Sitting Spiritually Garden

The Sitting Spiritually Garden

Posted by Siobhan on May 26th 2020

As we approach what would have been our second Open Weekend of the season.....

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show Memories

RHS Chelsea Flower Show Memories

Posted by Siobhan on May 18th 2020

Today would have been Press Day at RHS Chelsea Flower Show.....

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Photographing your Garden by Heather Edwards

Photographing your Garden by Heather Edwards

Posted by Siobhan on May 11th 2020

Garden Photographer Heather Edwards has some tips for you for photographing your own garden now it's receiving so much attention!

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Celebrating VE Day at Sitting Spiritually

Celebrating VE Day at Sitting Spiritually

Posted by Martin Young on May 8th 2020

It would have been a weekend to remember at Sitting Spiritually. We were set to open our gates and welcome visitors from all over the country for our first Open Garden Weekend of the year.

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Gardening During Covid-19  By Katherine Crouch

Gardening During Covid-19 By Katherine Crouch

Posted by Siobhan on May 4th 2020

Those of us with gardens have been rather lucky to be stuck at home in the sun all April. We have been messing about in the garden as much as circumstances will allow......

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Swing Seats from Trees

Swing Seats from Trees

Posted by Siobhan on April 27th 2020

No matter your age, nothing will replace the sense of pure joy you feel when you're swinging on a swing seat.....

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Your Favourite View from A Swing Seat

Your Favourite View from A Swing Seat

Posted on April 27th 2020

There's always that spot, that one place where you feel calm. The scene that you fill your eyes with and can't seem to get enough of.

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Product Spotlight - The Harmony Range

Product Spotlight - The Harmony Range

Posted by Siobhan on April 14th 2020

Wanting colour in your Garden Furniture? The Harmony could be the choice for you....

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Grow Your Own By Katherine Crouch

Grow Your Own By Katherine Crouch

Posted by Siobhan on April 6th 2020

A garden project will give you fresh air and exercise and something to amuse the children, (we hope), as well as dinner on the table

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Exploring the History of Springs by Davies Springs

Exploring the History of Springs by Davies Springs

Posted by Siobhan on March 30th 2020

The first spring powered-clocks appeared in and evolved into the first large watches by the 16th century & we find it fascinating that our suspension springs are part of this history....

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10 Things to do with the kids in the garden

10 Things to do with the kids in the garden

Posted by Siobhan on March 23rd 2020

These are challenging times for families, but here are ten inspiring ideas for outside entertainment

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Splendid Isolation: COVID-19

Splendid Isolation: COVID-19

Posted by Martin Young on March 17th 2020

A message from Sitting Spiritually founder Martin Young regarding the current situation.

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An Interview with Rosebie Morton

An Interview with Rosebie Morton

Posted by Siobhan on March 16th 2020

Rosebie Morton founded The Real Flower Company nearly 25 years ago with one mission in mind – to cultivate cut flowers with scent, as if they were just picked from the garden. We caught up with Rosebie to find out more…

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So What is Garden Design all about? By Alice Blount

So What is Garden Design all about? By Alice Blount

Posted by Siobhan on March 9th 2020

So what is garden design all about? By Alice Blount

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Are You Sitting Comfortably by Mike Palmer

Are You Sitting Comfortably by Mike Palmer

Posted by Siobhan on March 2nd 2020

Garden Designer Mike Palmer write for us on a subject dear to our souls, Seating in the Garden!

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Product Spotlight - The Swinging Day Bed

Product Spotlight - The Swinging Day Bed

Posted by Siobhan on February 24th 2020

Sleep out under the stars on our Swinging Day Bed.....

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Sitting in Peace With Garden Swing Seats And Benches

Sitting in Peace With Garden Swing Seats And Benches

Posted by Sitting Spiritually on February 19th 2020

The peace and quiet of a garden is one of the most serene environments one can ask for. Why not sit in style with garden swing seats?

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Snowdrops!  By Alison Moore

Snowdrops! By Alison Moore

Posted by Siobhan on February 17th 2020

Alison Moore of Renaissance Garden Design writes for us on the joy of Snowdrops

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Who’s seat is it anyway? By Alison Levey

Who’s seat is it anyway? By Alison Levey

Posted by Siobhan on February 10th 2020

Award Winning Garden Blogger Alison Levey writes for us about sitting & planning in the garden

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Gardens for health & wellbeing Richard Rogers

Gardens for health & wellbeing Richard Rogers

Posted by Siobhan on February 3rd 2020

Garden Designer Richard Rogers write for us on Gardens for the Soul

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Garden Planning - by Marie Shallcross

Garden Planning - by Marie Shallcross

Posted by Siobhan on January 29th 2020

Marie Shallcross of Plews Garden Design writes for us on 12 tips for the first year of this new decade

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Exploring the Jurassic Coast on Foot

Exploring the Jurassic Coast on Foot

Posted by Siobhan on January 20th 2020

Guy Kerr, Programme Manager for the Jurassic Coast Trust writes about our stunning Jurassic Coast & the walks the trust offer....

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Pollinators & wildlife by Sarah Jarman

Pollinators & wildlife by Sarah Jarman

Posted by Siobhan on January 14th 2020

Garden Designer Sarah Jarman of Jarmanmurphy writes for us on Pollinators & Wildlife

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Pruning Deciduous Trees & Shrubs by Katherine Crouch

Pruning Deciduous Trees & Shrubs by Katherine Crouch

Posted by Siobhan on January 7th 2020

Garden Designer Katherine Crouch write for us about how January is one of the best months for pruning deciduous trees and shrubs.

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Why Buy in Winter?

Why Buy in Winter?

Posted by Siobhan on December 30th 2019

Why is Winter the perfect time to buy your Sitting Spiritually Seat?

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Christmas Wishes from the Sitting Spiritually Team

Christmas Wishes from the Sitting Spiritually Team

Posted by Siobhan on December 23rd 2019

The team are sending Christmas Wishes.....

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Product Spotlight - The Tranquillity Range

Product Spotlight - The Tranquillity Range

Posted by Siobhan on December 16th 2019

The Tranquillity Range is our best seller, here's why.....

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The Perfect Christmas Goes With a Swing.....

The Perfect Christmas Goes With a Swing.....

Posted by Siobhan on December 9th 2019

Our aim for this Christmas (& beyond) is to get children away from screens and keep them active outdoors – whatever the weather and here's how....

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Our Favourite Real Christmas Wreaths

Our Favourite Real Christmas Wreaths

Posted by Siobhan on December 2nd 2019

A wreath on your front door at Christmas will get everyone in the festive spirit & here we pick our favourites from West Country Makers....

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Fantastic Winter Colour by Jarmanmurphy

Fantastic Winter Colour by Jarmanmurphy

Posted by Siobhan on November 25th 2019

Jarmanmurphy write for us on Winter Colour in the Garden

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An Apple a Day by Katherine Crouch

An Apple a Day by Katherine Crouch

Posted by Siobhan on November 18th 2019

Garden Designer Katherine Crouch writes for us on the joy of British apples.....

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Last Order Dates for Christmas Delivery 2019

Last Order Dates for Christmas Delivery 2019

Posted by Martin Young on November 15th 2019

Make sure you get your orders in before these dates in order to guarantee a pre-Christmas delivery!

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Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

Posted by Siobhan on November 11th 2019

On Remembrance Day, we are delighted to announce that we will to be giving all donations from our Open Weekends to The Royal British Legion......

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Some of Our Favourite Winter Gardens to Visit

Some of Our Favourite Winter Gardens to Visit

Posted by Siobhan on November 4th 2019

We think that there can be something rather lovely about visiting a stunning Winter garden, snuggled up in something warm, perhaps a hot chocolate along the way

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We Bought the Swing Seat by Suzanne Burden

We Bought the Swing Seat by Suzanne Burden

Posted by Siobhan on October 28th 2019

A customer writes for us about her experience of commissioning us......

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Product Spotlights - Our Unique Back Designs

Product Spotlights - Our Unique Back Designs

Posted by Siobhan on October 21st 2019

Choosing your swing seat is a deeply personal thing, & none more so than the style of back....

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How to Restore Wooden Garden Furniture

How to Restore Wooden Garden Furniture

Posted by Siobhan on October 14th 2019

Summer is really starting to look like a distant memory now, but many of us love to use our garden furniture in the Autumn & Winter so it's a good time to give it a little attention.....

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The Master Ropemakers

The Master Ropemakers

Posted by Siobhan on October 7th 2019

The Master Ropemakers say...."we are delighted to have provided Sitting Spiritually with our British made rope for their swings for some time now. However have you ever wondered how it was made?"

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Pots & Planters for Autumn

Pots & Planters for Autumn

Posted by Siobhan on September 30th 2019

Sitting Spiritually's Garden Designers Jarmnamurphy write for us on preparing for bright chilly days and frosty nights, and how a planted pot near the front door is an easy way to bring some seasonal interest to our gardens

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Late Summer Colour by Alison Bockh

Late Summer Colour by Alison Bockh

Posted by Siobhan on September 23rd 2019

Garden Designer Alison Bockh writes for us on late Summer colour in the garden....

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Top Five Most Beautiful Gardens in the South West

Top Five Most Beautiful Gardens in the South West

Posted by Siobhan on September 16th 2019

There are so many beautiful gardens here in the South West of England, here our Top Five.....

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The Oak Canopy Swinging Day Bed

The Oak Canopy Swinging Day Bed

Posted by Siobhan on September 9th 2019

The year round garden addition – The Oak Canopy Swinging Day Bed....

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Product Spotlight - The Kyokusen

Product Spotlight - The Kyokusen

Posted by Siobhan on September 2nd 2019

Curves in the Air.....

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Diary of A North Facing Garden

Diary of A North Facing Garden

Posted by Siobhan on August 27th 2019

Alison Moore of Renaissance Garden Design brings us Part 2 of her diary....

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Product Spotlight - The RHS Serenity Range

Product Spotlight - The RHS Serenity Range

Posted by Siobhan on August 19th 2019

We love the RHS Serenity Range and it remains one of our best sellers, here's why.....

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Late Summer in the Sitting Spiritually Garden

Late Summer in the Sitting Spiritually Garden

Posted by Siobhan on August 12th 2019

Sarah Jarman of Jarmanmurphy, designers of the garden, take stock.....

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Luxury Gifts for Weddings

Luxury Gifts for Weddings

Posted by Siobhan on August 5th 2019

Going to a late Summer or Autumn wedding? Often the most tortuous part, after planning what to wear, is choosing what to buy the happy couple.

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Sitting Spiritually at The Deer Park Country House

Sitting Spiritually at The Deer Park Country House

Posted by Siobhan on July 29th 2019

Deer Park Country House is an award-winning Devon wedding venue and conference centre and we are delighted to have three swing seats there....

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School's Out!

School's Out!

Posted by Siobhan on July 22nd 2019

So, school's out for Summer, and parents and grandparents across the land are no doubt wondering what to do with the kids on the extended break, whilst hopefully keeping them away from endless screen time......

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Sitting Spiritually at Lympstone Manor

Sitting Spiritually at Lympstone Manor

Posted by Siobhan on July 15th 2019

Lympstone Manor – A Sense of Place.....

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Sitting Spiritually at RHS Garden Wisley

Sitting Spiritually at RHS Garden Wisley

Posted by Siobhan on July 11th 2019

Peter Jones, Garden Manager for Hardy Ornamental, RHS Garden Wisley writes for us.......

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The Timbers We Work With.... By James Amato

The Timbers We Work With.... By James Amato

Posted by Siobhan on July 8th 2019

A Maker's Perspective by James Amato

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Sitting Spiritually Open Weekends

Sitting Spiritually Open Weekends

Posted by Siobhan on July 5th 2019

Information about our ever popular Open Garden Weekends.

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Shady Seating Areas

Shady Seating Areas

Posted by Siobhan on July 1st 2019

Garden Designer Marie Shallcross writes for us about seating in shady areas....

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Coping With Summer Drought

Coping With Summer Drought

Posted by Siobhan on June 24th 2019

Garden Designer Katherine Crouch writes for us about coping with our ever increasing dry Summers....

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Gardens to Visit - Burrow Farm Gardens

Gardens to Visit - Burrow Farm Gardens

Posted by Siobhan on June 17th 2019

Very local to the Sitting Spiritually Garden is this exquisite gem in East Devon....

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The Scented Garden

The Scented Garden

Posted by Siobhan on June 10th 2019

Garden Designer Muff Dudgeon on bringing scent into the garden.....

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Where to see our seats

Where to see our seats

Posted by Siobhan on June 3rd 2019

Of course we realise that not everyone can come to lovely Lyme Regis to see and try out products, but did you know that you can find us in many places nationally?

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Visit the Sitting Spiritually Garden

Visit the Sitting Spiritually Garden

Posted by Siobhan on May 27th 2019

One question we are often asked is “can I visit the Sitting Spiritually Garden at other times?” The answer is a definite Yes!

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We’re Proud of our Local Heritage

We’re Proud of our Local Heritage

Posted by Siobhan on May 21st 2019

We have a strong belief in working with local businesses and local people and focus very much towards that. We have a diverse team of joiners who all work under license for us within the local area of Lyme Regis, Dorset.

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Our Design Process at Sitting Spiritually

Our Design Process at Sitting Spiritually

Posted by Siobhan on May 14th 2019

What influences the Sitting Spiritually designs?

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Sitting Spiritually at RHS Garden Rosemoor

Sitting Spiritually at RHS Garden Rosemoor

Posted by Siobhan on May 7th 2019

Sheila Dearing, Garden Technical Services Officer at RHS Garden Rosemoor writes for us about seating in the garden....

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A Healing Garden

A Healing Garden

Posted by Siobhan on May 3rd 2019

Designers of the Sitting Spiritually Garden, Jarmanmurphy, talk about the healing powers of being in the garden....

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Blackdown Shepherd Huts at Badminton

Blackdown Shepherd Huts at Badminton

Posted by Siobhan on May 1st 2019

Come and sit at Badminton Horse Trials on the Blackdown Shepherd Huts stand

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The Finishing Touches

The Finishing Touches

Posted by Siobhan on April 18th 2019

Garden Designer Alice Blount talks about adding the finishing touches to your garden....

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RHS Garden Harlow Carr

RHS Garden Harlow Carr

Posted by Siobhan on April 11th 2019

Sitting Spiritually in a Yorkshire garden By Katherine Musgrove, Garden Manager, RHS Garden Harlow Carr

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Sitting Spiritually on the Jurassic Coast

Sitting Spiritually on the Jurassic Coast

Posted by Siobhan on April 4th 2019

Guy Kerr, Programme Manager for the Jurassic Coast Trust writes about our partnership....

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Mindful Garden Design

Mindful Garden Design

Posted by Siobhan on March 28th 2019

Taking a mindful approach to designing your garden, with Ali Dempster, Owner and Designer at Sandstone Design

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The History of Sitting Spiritually

The History of Sitting Spiritually

Posted by Siobhan on March 21st 2019

We're often asked how the company started & the first of our swing seats can still be seen in the Sitting Spiritually Garden today.....

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Plants for Our Unpredictable Summers

Plants for Our Unpredictable Summers

Posted by Siobhan on March 14th 2019

Garden Designer Katherine Crouch suggests her Top Ten plants that will cope with any conditions that may be thrown at us this year....

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Product Spotlight - The Rockabye

Product Spotlight - The Rockabye

Posted by Siobhan on March 8th 2019

“We are looking for an original idea for a Wedding present. We particularly like the fact that your seats are made in the West Country by craftsmen. The bride & groom have a small London garden, so not really enough room for a swing seat & frame, what can you advise please?”

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A Garden Full of Wildlife

A Garden Full of Wildlife

Posted by Siobhan on March 1st 2019

Garden Designer Muff Dudgeon writes about how to encourage wildlife into your garden….

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How rocking helps adults sleep better

How rocking helps adults sleep better

Posted by Siobhan on February 26th 2019

Being rocked to sleep doesn’t just work for babies, recent research says that adults trying to sleep better may want to consider investing in a hammock to benefit from the same effect.

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Top Ten Spring Bulbs for the Garden

Top Ten Spring Bulbs for the Garden

Posted by Siobhan on February 20th 2019

Garden Designer Katherine Crouch writes about her favourite Early Spring Bulbs for the garden

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A Pergola for Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

A Pergola for Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

Posted by Siobhan on February 15th 2019

“One of the finest gardens I have ever visited” Alan Titchmarsh

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A New Perspective on the Knole Settee

A New Perspective on the Knole Settee

Posted by Siobhan on February 5th 2019

The Knole Settee remains a timeless classic, still popular today. Its striking form has been a source of inspiration to us in the design of our latest garden bench.

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Top 10 Trees for the Garden

Top 10 Trees for the Garden

Posted by Siobhan on January 31st 2019

Garden Designer Katherine Crouch writes....During the Winter months, as my enthusiasm for actual gardening wanes I regard this as a great time of year to plan for next season, so I shall devote some time to choosing my top ten trees, shrubs and perennials from 31 years of gardening in Somerset.

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Your Pergola Project

Your Pergola Project

Posted by Siobhan on January 24th 2019

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 & unwind

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Using CAD in Garden Design

Using CAD in Garden Design

Posted by Siobhan on January 17th 2019

Eva Venny writes about Computer Aided Design (CAD) & how it is is a very useful tool for any Garden Designer and is now taught as part of most Garden Design Courses.

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Meet our Team of Makers

Meet our Team of Makers

Posted by Siobhan on January 14th 2019

Meet our Team of Makers, all based within five miles of Sitting Spiritually HQ....

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Seating in your Garden

Seating in your Garden

Posted by Siobhan on January 8th 2019

Garden Designer Sophie Simpson's thoughts on seating in her own garden….

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Planning a Vegetable Garden

Planning a Vegetable Garden

Posted by Siobhan on December 28th 2018

Garden Designer Alison Böckh guest blogs for us about Planning a Vegetable Garden, with all important seating....

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Pergolas - Goal Post & Standard

Pergolas - Goal Post & Standard

Posted by Siobhan on December 21st 2018

Some Christmas break reading for you for dreaming & planning your garden for 2019….

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Creating Shade in Your Garden

Creating Shade in Your Garden

Posted by Siobhan on December 14th 2018

Garden Designer Katherine Crouch writes for us about creating shade for your seating

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A festive gift: £250 voucher

A festive gift: £250 voucher

Posted by Martin Young on December 12th 2018

We're spreading the Christmas cheer by giving you a £250 voucher to go towards any of our swing seats, day beds, rockabyes, benches or pergolas.

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Spotlight on Rope Swings

Spotlight on Rope Swings

Posted by Siobhan on December 5th 2018

Recreate nostalgic times & give a gift that will see those memories pass on through the generations, who doesn’t love a traditional tree swing, be they child or adult? Get out into nature and leave those hand held devices inside……

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Why is Seating in the Smaller Garden Important?

Why is Seating in the Smaller Garden Important?

Posted by Siobhan on November 29th 2018

Garden Designer Marie Shallcross of Plews Garden Design tells us why seating in a smaller garden is so important.....

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Diary of a small north facing garden

Diary of a small north facing garden

Posted by Siobhan on November 22nd 2018

In the first of a new series, we have invited Garden Designers to write guest blogs for us and we are delighted to bring you the first of the series, by Alison Moore of Renaissance Garden Design

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Perfect time to buy your Garden Swing Seat?

Perfect time to buy your Garden Swing Seat?

Posted by Siobhan on November 15th 2018

Well you may be surprised that the answer to this is yes, Winter is the perfect time. When you first take delivery of your commission, be it constructed in oak or cedar, we tell our customers....

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Finance Options Now Available

Finance Options Now Available

Posted by Siobhan on November 5th 2018

We are delighted to be working with V12 Finance on providing our customers with a 12 month finance option available on swings seats

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Gardens to visit - Abbotsbury Subtropical Garden

Gardens to visit - Abbotsbury Subtropical Garden

Posted by Siobhan on October 29th 2018

In the second of our series about gardens to visit, we look at Abbotsbury Sub Tropical Garden, just 20 miles from the Sitting Spiritually Garden in Dorset……

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Places to See Our Seats......

Places to See Our Seats......

Posted by Siobhan on October 25th 2018

Whilst we have our own Show Garden at Lyme Regis where our swing seats can be viewed, did you know that there are a large amount of places around the UK that you can also see & try out our seats that may be much closer to you?

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The Evolution of an RHS Licensee

The Evolution of an RHS Licensee

Posted by Siobhan on October 11th 2018

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has been licensing products for more than 25 years. Its licensing team works with carefully selected companies, often leaders in their fields, to develop products meeting the highest standards of quality and design

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Our Rope Swings

Our Rope Swings

Posted by Siobhan on October 3rd 2018

What makes our garden swings the best? Our rope swings have the credibility of our established brand, so much so that we are the only swing makers Licensed by The RHS.

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The Glamping Show

The Glamping Show

Posted by Siobhan on September 10th 2018

We are seriously gearing up for the Glamping Show next week.....

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September in The Sitting Spiritually Garden

September in The Sitting Spiritually Garden

Posted by Siobhan on September 5th 2018

Martin and Celia’s garden is blooming and billowing in their corner of Dorset heaven and with the garden open to the public this weekend it’s your final chance of the year to wander amongst the new plantings to see just how incredible the first year has been.

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Celebrating Summer.....

Celebrating Summer.....

Posted by Siobhan on August 23rd 2018

What a gorgeous Summer we're having..... It's been an incredible Summer so far. We've spent countless hours in the Sitting Spiritually garden swinging away in the sunshine watching the world go by....

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The Heart Back

The Heart Back

Posted by Siobhan on August 7th 2018

We’re often asked about the story behind some of our designs, and we recently wrote about the Kyokusen. So here we are explaining the story behind one of our best sellers, the Heart Back.

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Bronze Sculptures

Bronze Sculptures

Posted by Siobhan on July 20th 2018

Guest blog by Steve Wood & Carrie Triffet as new Bronze Carvings become part of our range…

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Gardens to Visit - Forde Abbey

Gardens to Visit - Forde Abbey

Posted by Siobhan on July 10th 2018

In an occasional series, we are looking at Gardens to Visit, some of whom have our swing seats. We would like to start this series with Forde Abbey, less than ten miles from the Sitting Spiritually Garden.

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Caring for Your Mature Garden Furniture

Caring for Your Mature Garden Furniture

Posted by Siobhan on June 26th 2018

We are focusing here on mature wooden garden furniture. Just like us, as we age and mature, we could all do with a little help along the way to keep us looking our best, and your wooden garden furniture is no different.....

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Our Design Process

Our Design Process

Posted by Siobhan on June 14th 2018

What influences the Sitting Spiritually designs?

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Maximum Relaxation | Swinging Day Bed

Maximum Relaxation | Swinging Day Bed

Posted by Siobhan on June 8th 2018

As Summer gets under way and the school holidays get ever closer, now is a fantastic time to be commissioning us to make a Swinging Day Bed for your outside space

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Open Weekend Gallery

Open Weekend Gallery

Posted by Siobhan on May 11th 2018

Gallery of images from a beautiful weekend in the Sitting Spiritually Garden

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Open Weekends Update

Open Weekends Update

Posted by Siobhan on May 11th 2018

We were blessed with the most glorious weather for the first of our Open Weekends of the Summer here at the Sitting Spiritually Garden & have news about the forthcoming ones

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Open Weekend Coming up

Open Weekend Coming up

Posted by Siobhan on April 23rd 2018

The first of our series of three Open Weekends is on 5th & 6th May....

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Buying Weekend: 10% off all new orders!

Buying Weekend: 10% off all new orders!

Posted by Martin Young on April 13th 2018

Find out the details for our buying weekend and how you can receive 10% off all new orders.

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Bespoke Pergolas for Garden Designers

Bespoke Pergolas for Garden Designers

Posted by Siobhan on April 9th 2018

An inspirational focal point or an integral part of the overall garden design

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Ann Balmforth: Contemporary Japanese Dragon Garden

Ann Balmforth: Contemporary Japanese Dragon Garden

Posted by Siobhan on March 29th 2018

The provenance of a Japanese Dragon Garden, by Designer Ann Balmforth

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The Story Behind The Kyokusen

The Story Behind The Kyokusen

Posted by Siobhan on March 13th 2018

Kyokusen is Japanese for “Curves in the air” and this is how it came to be such an integral part of our range....

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Guest Blog - Moods Boards with Jarmanmurphy

Guest Blog - Moods Boards with Jarmanmurphy

Posted by Siobhan on February 27th 2018

The next stage of the Sitting Spiritually garden design is well under way with plants and trees having been ordered and work days booked in to layout and plant in newly prepared beds. Spring is on its way and we can’t wait....

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Our Story Revisited

Our Story Revisited

Posted by Siobhan on February 13th 2018

Many of you will know the story of Sitting Spiritually, but thanks to the rapid spread of Social Media, we now have many new followers and customers who have asked us to tell our story….

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Open Gardens Weekends & Chelsea Flower Show

Open Gardens Weekends & Chelsea Flower Show

Posted by Siobhan on January 22nd 2018

After ten years exhibiting our swing seats at Chelsea Flower Show we have decided to take a sabbatical for 2018. Curious? Read more....

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OFFER: 10% off for RHS Members

OFFER: 10% off for RHS Members

Posted by Siobhan on January 19th 2018

Enjoy 10% off all handmade swing seats,swinging day beds, benches, pergolas, rockabyes and rope swings by Sitting Spiritually

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Guest Blog... Pergola Planting with Jarmanmurphy

Guest Blog... Pergola Planting with Jarmanmurphy

Posted by Siobhan on January 4th 2018

Pergolas offer the chance to extend the greenery skyward with climbers and twining plants, allowing flowers and scent to surround you as you relax in their shade. Award winning Garden Designers Jarmanmurphy share some ideas....

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Bespoke Pergolas | Handmade

Bespoke Pergolas | Handmade

Posted by Siobhan on December 5th 2017

In addition to our standard Pergola, we have recently been asked for bespoke options and have been happy to collaborate with Garden Designers....

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Sitting Spiritually Buying Weekend Now On!

Sitting Spiritually Buying Weekend Now On!

Posted by Martin Young on November 24th 2017

THE BUYING WEEKEND HAS STARTED! 10% Discount on all NEW orders including rope swings. Give someone the perfect gift for Christmas!

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Garden Furniture Ideas for Christmas

Garden Furniture Ideas for Christmas

Posted by Siobhan on November 14th 2017

We have the perfect Christmas gift ideas for everyone. Whether it's a rope swing for the children or a relaxing garden swing seat for adults, see what we have available and when you need to order by.

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Garden Swing Seat or Bench?

Garden Swing Seat or Bench?

Posted by Siobhan on November 14th 2017

In today’s hectic and often stressful world, we are all in need of a place of sanctuary, where we can sit & dream or read, and take time to enjoy our gardens....

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Ex-Display Swing Seats Coming Up For Sale

Ex-Display Swing Seats Coming Up For Sale

Posted by Siobhan on November 10th 2017

On Friday 17th November, around 10am we will be sending out a newsletter with several ex-display swing seats available for sale.

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Why Buy British?

Why Buy British?

Posted by Siobhan on October 23rd 2017

In recent years, increased awareness of climate change, a growing world population, political instability and the financial crisis – not to mention the ethical issues often associated with working conditions abroad – have forced consumers to think more carefully about where their produce comes from.

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Sitting Spiritually Garden Part 2 | Jarmanmurphy

Sitting Spiritually Garden Part 2 | Jarmanmurphy

Posted by Siobhan on September 29th 2017

Looking at the next phase of the redesign of the Sitting Spiritually Garden.....

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Presenting our new website, and why....

Presenting our new website, and why....

Posted by Siobhan on September 14th 2017

After a huge amount of work, we are proud to present our new website and here are the reasons why....

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In The Sitting Spiritually Garden with Jarmanmurphy

In The Sitting Spiritually Garden with Jarmanmurphy

Posted by Siobhan on August 23rd 2017

In The Sitting Spiritually Garden with Jarmanmurphy

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Caring for Your Furniture

Caring for Your Furniture

Posted by Siobhan on July 24th 2017

How should I look after my furniture is a question we are often asked....

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Axminster Tools, Meet the Maker Series

Axminster Tools, Meet the Maker Series

Posted by Siobhan on June 26th 2017

Fellow local company Axminster Tools & Machinery features our Makers

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Summer Care for Your Furniture

Summer Care for Your Furniture

Posted by Siobhan on June 20th 2017

Looking after your outdoors wooden furniture

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Floating Bench wins prestigious Design Guild Award

Floating Bench wins prestigious Design Guild Award

Posted by Siobhan on June 15th 2017

The Floating Bench wins prestigious Design Guild Award.....

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show Blog

RHS Chelsea Flower Show Blog

Posted by Siobhan on May 23rd 2017

News from Chelsea....

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 Gallery

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 Gallery

Posted by Siobhan on May 23rd 2017

Check out the latest pictures from the Sitting Spiritually stand at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show Offers 2017

RHS Chelsea Flower Show Offers 2017

Posted by Siobhan on May 11th 2017

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When it comes to gardens, it IS all Black and White!

When it comes to gardens, it IS all Black and White!

Posted by Siobhan on May 11th 2017

Floating Bench Special Editions: Blonde & Noir When it comes to gardens, it IS all Black and White!

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Sitting Spiritually's Open Weekend April

Sitting Spiritually's Open Weekend April

Posted by Siobhan on April 27th 2017

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Open Weekend 29th & 30th April 2017

Open Weekend 29th & 30th April 2017

Posted by Siobhan on April 21st 2017

Sitting Spiritually's Open Weekend 29th & 30th April 2017

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The Swinging Day Bed

The Swinging Day Bed

Posted by Siobhan on April 4th 2017

The Swinging Day will launch officially at RHS Chelsea Flower Show but is available to order now.....

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OFFER: 10% off all products for RHS Members

OFFER: 10% off all products for RHS Members

Posted by Martin Young on March 22nd 2017

Enjoy 10% off all handmade swing seats, benches, pergolas, rockabyes and rope swings by Sitting Spiritually

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The Sunday Telegraph's 50 Best British Brands

The Sunday Telegraph's 50 Best British Brands

Posted by Siobhan on March 7th 2017

Sitting Spiritually are proud to be one of The Sunday Telegraph's 50 Best British Brands for your home

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New Participant at our Open Weekend

New Participant at our Open Weekend

Posted by Siobhan on February 13th 2017

We are delighted to welcome fellow local Company Joshua Rose Shepherd's Huts to our Open Weekend

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The Chelsea Story

The Chelsea Story

Posted by Siobhan on February 1st 2017

For 2017 you will find us on RHW295 & we will post further news as it happens.

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Meet Our Makers

Meet Our Makers

Posted by Siobhan on January 17th 2017

As we start a new year, here’s a bit of a heads up to our wonderful makers, who work quietly (well, mostly!) away in the background helping the wheels run smoothly....

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Guest Blog Part 2, with Jarmanmurphy - Spring Bulbs

Guest Blog Part 2, with Jarmanmurphy - Spring Bulbs

Posted by Siobhan on December 13th 2016

Looking at Spring bulbs in the new Sitting Spiritually Garden

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Christmas Gift Ideas

Christmas Gift Ideas

Posted by Siobhan on December 1st 2016

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Christmas Shopping with a certain "Wow Factor"

Christmas Shopping with a certain "Wow Factor"

Posted by Siobhan on November 21st 2016

Thoughts turning to Christmas & wanting to make an impact?

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Guest Blog with  jarmanmurphy garden designers

Guest Blog with jarmanmurphy garden designers

Posted by Siobhan on October 31st 2016

Part 1 …. 'The story of the Sitting Spiritually garden so far with Jarman Murphy

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NEW - Buy Online Now

Posted by Siobhan on September 22nd 2016

Up until now people have only been able to buy our rope swings online, but we are now dipping our toes in the water & are rather excited to be offering The Trilogy and also the High Oak Frame to buy online.

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The RHS Floating Bench

The RHS Floating Bench

Posted by Siobhan on September 13th 2016

The Floating Bench is now an RHS Licensed Product.....

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Catfoot Garden Design & Florence Gardening

Catfoot Garden Design & Florence Gardening

Posted by Siobhan on August 16th 2016

We are delighted award winning Garden Designers Amanda Waring of Catfoot Design & Alison Galer of Florence Gardening, have written for our blog...

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Your Perfect Pergola

Your Perfect Pergola

Posted by Siobhan on July 21st 2016

The Sitting Spiritually Pergola....

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St Michael's Mount, Cornwall

St Michael's Mount, Cornwall

Posted by Siobhan on July 4th 2016

St Michael's Mount in Cornwall proved an adventure for us recently....

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Keeping Up.....

Keeping Up.....

Posted by Siobhan on June 7th 2016

Keeping up & on top...

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

Posted by Siobhan on May 16th 2016

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

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Barakura Japan

Barakura Japan

Posted by Siobhan on May 3rd 2016

Sitting Spiritually Swing Seat features at the International Rose & Gardening Show in Japan..

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THE TRILOGY Swing Seat

THE TRILOGY Swing Seat

Posted by Siobhan on April 29th 2016

Perhaps a lesser known cousin to our other swing seats, The Trilogy, is, we believe, rather unique.

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A Love Match

A Love Match

Posted by Siobhan on April 15th 2016

A Love Match We were recently sent this lovely story by a customer who has given us permission to share it....

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Sitting Spiritually.....of Lyme Regis

Sitting Spiritually.....of Lyme Regis

Posted by Siobhan on March 22nd 2016

The eagle eyed amongst you will have noticed that we have a new "strapline". We are now officially known as Sitting Spiritually of Lyme Regis

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Happiness is...a good old fashioned rope swing

Happiness is...a good old fashioned rope swing

Posted by Siobhan on March 14th 2016

A good old fashioned rope swing

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Guest Blog - By Simon Thomas Pirie

Posted by Siobhan on February 18th 2016

Guest Blog - By Simon Thomas Pirie, designer of our new range, talks about our collaboration

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ARTISAN COMPANIES – THE REAL DEAL?

Posted by Siobhan on February 9th 2016

ARTISAN COMPANIES – THE REAL DEAL?

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Q&A with Martin Young

Q&A with Martin Young

Posted by Siobhan on January 26th 2016

A question and answer session with Martin Young, Founder of Sitting Spiritually

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Favourite Blogs of 2015

Favourite Blogs of 2015

Posted by Siobhan on January 19th 2016

Favourite Blogs of 2015 - we thought we'd bring you a round up of our most popular blogs from 2015 & are looking forward to bringing you more updates and news throughout 2016. Look out for a Q&A session with Martin very soon.

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Changing Colours

Posted by Siobhan on December 8th 2015

See the changing colours of the wood we use....

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An Autumnal Spruce Up

Posted by Siobhan on November 10th 2015

The Perfect time for an Autumnal Spruce up of your furniture

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Tree Swing Safety

Tree Swing Safety

Posted by Siobhan on October 13th 2015

Tree Swing Safety & Looking After Your Swing..

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Meet The Makers

Posted by Siobhan on September 14th 2015

Meet The Makers, the Team who all work from their own Workshops for us, within a five mile radius of Sitting Spiritually HQ.

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Our Finishing Touches

Posted by Siobhan on August 10th 2015

Our finishing touches for your commission add just that little extra certain something for comfort.

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Swinging Into The School Holidays...

Swinging Into The School Holidays...

Posted by Siobhan on July 20th 2015

.....or how to keep the little ones amused & you a bit less frazzled

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Shade Solutions for Garden Furniture

Posted by Siobhan on June 18th 2015

Ideas to create shade for your garden furniture

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Which timber is right for you?

Posted by Siobhan on June 9th 2015

Whether buying your Garden Furniture from us or another company, we hope the following may help you choose the right timber for you & your family

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A Year in the Life of a Swing Seat

Posted by Siobhan on June 8th 2015

A Year in the Life of one of our commissions

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Our Unique Pergolas

Posted by Siobhan on June 4th 2015

We feel that perhaps people think of us more in terms of our swing seats, so we would like to tell you here a little about our custom made Pergolas.

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The Sitting Spiritually Garden

Posted by Siobhan on June 2nd 2015

We are revisiting some of our favourite blogs from Wordpress and this one about The Sitting Spiritually Garden was very popular so we wanted to share it with you here, on our new website

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Swing Seats As Therapy

Swing Seats As Therapy

Posted by Siobhan on May 28th 2015

Why rocking/swinging is relaxing and the psychological benefits to you….

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Sensory Integration Therapy

Sensory Integration Therapy

Posted by Siobhan on April 20th 2014

Sitting Spiritually | Swing Seats and Sensory Integration Therapy for Special Needs Children. Bespoke designed swing seats, benches, rockers & pergolas.

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Sitting Spiritually on Television

Posted by Siobhan on April 9th 2013

Occassionally we are lucky enough to be featured on television.

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The Olympic Story

The Olympic Story

Posted by Martin Young on August 24th 2012

Sitting Spiritually Swing Seat presented to the winners of the Olympic Competition 2012.

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