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Visit The Sitting Spiritually Garden

Safely visit our stunning garden in Dorset and try our seats for yourself.

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Swinging, Swooping, Spinning (Spiritually) by Rebecca Lovatt

Swinging, Swooping, Spinning (Spiritually) by Rebecca Lovatt

Posted by Siobhan on October 16th 2020

For the lucky people that have a garden, the last few months have taught us just how fortunate we are and how much we need to treasure our outside domain and create an oasis of tranquillity and escape......

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The RHS Gardens Are Good To Go....

The RHS Gardens Are Good To Go....

Posted by Siobhan on October 13th 2020

All four of the RHS Gardens have been awarded the official Great Britain and Northern Ireland “We’re Good To Go” symbol.....

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Looking to Spring 2021 with our bulb choices

Looking to Spring 2021 with our bulb choices

Posted by Siobhan on October 6th 2020

Jarmanmurphy have been busy planning our bulbs for a fantastic display next Spring.....

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Autumn Arrival.....The Affinity Accoya

Autumn Arrival.....The Affinity Accoya

Posted by Siobhan on September 30th 2020

Bringing you the newest addition to the Sitting Spiritually Stable......

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Stand & Deliver!

Stand & Deliver!

Posted by Siobhan on September 17th 2020

We're often asked about the delivery of our swing seats, so here we delve a little deeper....

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Hanging a Swing Seat Without a Frame

Hanging a Swing Seat Without a Frame

Posted by Siobhan on September 8th 2020

Be Creative......Find Your Own Place to Hang Your Swing Seat....

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Your Perfect Spot

Your Perfect Spot

Posted by Siobhan on August 28th 2020

Looking for the perfect spot for your swing seat, let us guide you.......

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What to plant around your swing seat.....

What to plant around your swing seat.....

Posted by Siobhan on August 21st 2020

Looking to plant something around your swing seat for some shade, scent or just its beauty?

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The Sitting Spiritually Garden in Late Summer

The Sitting Spiritually Garden in Late Summer

Posted by Siobhan on August 11th 2020

As we bask in a heat wave, the Sitting Spiritually Garden was even looking its best in the recent grey weather, we look at how and why.....

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Gardens On Our Wish List Part 2

Gardens On Our Wish List Part 2

Posted by Siobhan on July 21st 2020

There are so many beautiful gardens to visit our wish list is ever expanding.....

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Shade Solutions for Garden Furniture

Posted by Siobhan on June 18th 2015

Ideas to create shade for your garden furniture

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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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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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