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Spring & The RHS Four Seasons Bench

“And then my heart with pleasure fills, 

And dances with the daffodils.”

William Wordsworth

The daffodil symbolises rebirth and new beginnings. It's one of the first flowers to bloom at the end of winter, announcing the beginning of spring and signifying the end of the cold, dark days. Less commonly known, daffodils also symbolise creativity, energy, resilience, forgiveness and vitality.

Some cultures believe that daffodils bring wealth. In Wales it is said that those who see the first daffodil of the season invite wealth for the following 12 months. Similarly, in China, legend states that if a daffodil blooms in your garden on New Year's Day your house will have good fortune for the rest of the year.

On a cheery note, daffodils are given to celebrate 10 years of marriage because they symbolise joy, cheerfulness and happiness. They're also used as a form of payment on the Isles of Scilly where one is sent to Prince Charles each year to cover the cost of rent for any unattended land!

So Spring is almost upon us, and does anything epitomise it more than the humble Daffodil?  Our RHS Four Seasons Bench for Spring is a real harbinger of joy for the season we all long for.

The RHS Four Seasons Bench is strongly influenced by the Arts & Crafts Movement. The core characteristics of the Arts and Crafts Movement were a belief in craftsmanship which stresses the inherent beauty of the material, the importance of nature as inspiration, and the value of simplicity, utility, and beauty and we believe The RHS Four Seasons Bench encapsulates all of this.

William Morris, well known for his association with The Arts & Crafts Movement,  said:

"Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to beautiful."  And we firmly believe this applies to our gardens as well.

The bench is endorsed by the RHS and has four exquisite seasonal hand carved inserts to choose from:

  • Daffodil for Spring 
  • Rose for Summer
  • Oak for Autumn
  • Snowdrop for Winter

This beautiful solid bench has surpassed all our expectations since its launch last year and is the perfect outdoor seat for those who cherish their gardens and the ever-changing visual splendour of the seasons. 

As with all handcrafted Sitting Spiritually garden furniture pieces, the RHS Four Seasons Bench is built to last. Using our meticulous standards for precision joinery, and working with the finest quality materials, this is an outdoor furniture piece that will stand the test of time and bring a sense of tranquility and style to your garden…whatever the season.

What the RHS say…

“Sitting Spiritually’s RHS-inspired and endorsed bench manages once again to surprise and delight, combining quality and innovation in an outdoor seat that is not just attractive and functional but long-lasting and sustainably built. We are delighted with this rewarding partnership.”

Cathy Snow, Licensing Manager RHS

Posted by Siobhan on February 8th 2023

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