Handcrafted Garden Swing Seats

All of our garden swing seats are made in the South West of England with dedication, skill, and passion. What unifies our furniture range is that they are all handcrafted and beautifully finished with the finest timber. 

Handcrafted in the South West

Delivered & Assembled On-Site

5 Unique Back Styles

The RHSLicensed by the RHS

Wood

Number of Seats

Type

Garden Swing Seat Tranquillity Oak

A timeless classic. Beautiful, durable FSC Oak creates a warm golden glow perfect for any garden.

Garden Swing Seat - The Kyokusen in Curved Oak

A stunning curved oak frame design, the Kyokusen has two 'wishbone' sides and a stunning curved oak beam across the top.

Garden Swing Seat - The Affinity Range in Accoya

Made from the highly durable Accoya. A painted finish for a stylish addition to the garden.

Garden Swing Seat - RHS Serenity in Cedar - Certified by the RHS

A popular lighter frame made from beautiful Cedar. One of our RHS licensed ranges.

Swing Seats Only

Any of our swing seat that can be hung from your own structure, supplied with full fittings.

Rocking Garden Bench - The Rockabye

A contemporary rocking garden bench perfect for the smaller garden.

The Trilogy

One frame, three seats. A unique, fully customisable frame gives you the option of different configurations.

Swing Seats For Trees

While away the hours under the sanctuary of a tree. Supplied with all the necessary fixings to hang.

Single Oak Frame

Beautiful, classic sturdy oak frame custom built in two different sizes.

The Pergola

Bespoke built pergolas for a beautiful 'room' like feel in any garden.

Swinging Day Bed

Ultimate luxury. A striking swinging bed and pergola for the family to enjoy.

Swinging Day Bed with Cedar Roof

Transform your garden with a beautifully elegant Day Bed & Canopy perfect for those long summer evenings. Please contact us to enquire about this variation on our Swinging Day Bed.

"Absolutely exceptional."

From our first visit to Martin at Sitting Spiritually in Lyme Regis, right up until the delivery of our wonderful seat a few days ago, the professionalism and service from everyone involved, has been second to none. We were kept well informed about every aspect of our commission and responses to any of our queries were swift and always helpful.
The craftsmanship and design is superb, resulting in a work of art and a fabulously comfortable seat. Master craftsmen in these days of mass production are a joy to find.
William Morris’s wish was that the contents of our homes ( and of course our gardens! ) should be either beautiful or useful. Well, with our Sitting Spiritually commission, we have both!

Pauline, Trustpilot

About Us


Martin Young started Sitting Spiritually back in 2004.

Since then Sitting Spiritually has grown to become the only garden swing manufacturer licensed by the Royal Horticultural Society. We handcraft highly desirable bespoke wooden swing seats from oak, painted pine and Cedar. 

Our garden swing seats and benches are available with five different back designs and in a variety of sizes. Looking for something a little different? We can even provide a seat to hang from a suitable tree or pergola. If you don’t have a suitable tree or space for a frame we even make a rocking seat just for you. 

Isn’t it time you were Sitting Spiritually?

Read the full Sitting Spiritually story >

Curved Oak Garden Swing Seat with an ammonite close up
2 Seater Garden Swing Seats at Forde Abbey

Our Swing Bench Design Process

Our products have been ergonomically designed and tested to ensure you always get the best seating position. Our fixings allow the chair to subtly adjust as it rocks, maintaining balance and comfort - however long you choose to be seated there. After all, to be Sitting Spiritually you must be sitting comfortably.

Many of our designs are influenced by the sea and countryside around the Dorset Coast. Because of these influences, we started to add carvings, then inlay ammonites from the Jurassic Coast. For a really personal touch, we can inscribe words into your new garden furniture. We carefully select each piece of timber to ensure the colour, wood grain and finished shape all work in harmony.

We have five swing seat ranges to choose from. Once you have decided which best suits you, you'll then need to decide which timber you would prefer. The natural finish of sturdy FSC Oak or the warm, durable Western Red Cedar. Maybe you would prefer to choose the durable Accoya and have it painted to your own specific colour.

We have one seater, two seater, three seaters and four seater swing seats available. We offer such a range to make sure we can make the perfect seat for you. 

Please feel free to call us directly to discuss your design requirements on 01297 443084.

Read more about the Sitting Spiritually design process >

Our Garden Furniture Design Process

Our products have been ergonomically designed and tested to ensure you always get the best seating position. The fixings we use allow the chair to subtly adjust as it rocks, maintaining balance and comfort - however long you choose to be seated there. After all, to be Sitting Spiritually you must be sitting comfortably.

Many of our designs are influenced by the sea and countryside around the Dorset Coast. Because of these influences, we started to add carvings, then inlay ammonites from the Jurassic Coast. For a really personal touch, we can inscribe words into your new garden furniture. We carefully select each piece of timber to ensure the colour, wood grain and finished shape all work in harmony.

Our daughter Lucy was closely involved with the initial garden furniture designs. A successful and in-demand artist in her own right, Lucy interprets your ideas and incorporate these into something that is truly special. Something unique. 

We have five swing seat ranges to choose from. Once you have decided which best suits you, you'll then need to decide which timber you would prefer. The natural finish of sturdy FSC Oak or the warm, durable Western Red Cedar. Maybe you would prefer to choose preservative treated pine and have it painted to your own specific colour.

We have one seater, two seater, three seaters and four seater swing seats available. We offer such a range to make sure we can make the perfect seat for you. 

Please feel free to call me directly to discuss your design requirements on 01297 443084.

Martin and Celia

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Zoomed out on Serenity 3 Seat Swing in a garden
Contemporary Swing Seat 3 Seater

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes Sitting Spiritually swing seats the best?

14 years of research into making our swings beautiful, not just to look at, but with such detailed ergonomics that once you sit on them – you won’t want to get off.

We honed in on the finest details over the years, concise changes in angles and shapes that will refine and improve our products. The seats we manufacture now are undoubtedly better than the ones we first made when we started out, in another 10 years time we expect to be able to say the exact same thing.

The quality of the material we use is incredibly important to us. We regularly seek to find new suppliers or timbers that are an improvement on what we have been using.

Can I hang a swing seat from a tree?

Yes. They’re great fun! The first thing we need to know is how high the bough is, and what the girth of the bough is.

One thing we can never guarantee is that the tree will be strong enough. If you’re in any doubt, contact your local tree surgeon and ask them to verify it.

What are my options for the back of my swing seat?

At the moment, we offer 5 different shaped backs that are all the same price.

We have a Fan Back which has historically been the most popular, a Slat Back which offers an ergonomic benefit of improved lumber support, a Curve back, a Swirl back or our Arts & Crafts Movement inspired Heart Back.

What wood do you use?

All of the wood we use comes under the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) meaning we know what tree it has come from.

The Kyokusen, Tranquillity and the swinging day bed are both made with oak that grows on the Northern border of Germany near Poland. In our experience, the further East in to Europe you travel the slower the wood grows and the denser it is, meaning it is incredibly tough (much to our makers troubles!) and long-lasting.

The Serenity swing seat comes in Western Red Cedar which we source from Canada. We’ve experimented with English Red Cedar but found it grows too fast and doesn’t have the properties we need.

We also use preservative treated Scandinavian Pine for our Harmony range, a grade called ‘unsorted’ which is the highest quality available, resulting in fewer knots. 

Why should I choose your Garden Swing Seats?

These are not your standard garden benches or loungers.

In the chaos and uncertainty of modern life, our garden swing seats gift you the perfect opportunity to soothe the residual anxieties of the day. Handcrafted by our team of makers in the South West, our seats allow you to relax and unwind while swinging softly in the breeze, keeping you mindful yet totally calm.

Why not make the most of your outdoor living space and create the perfect place to sit and swing? Our wooden garden furniture is the natural choice for any garden, due to every piece being hard-wearing, beautiful to behold and with a 5 year guarantee on all products.

I’m not sure if my garden will accommodate a swing seat

 Our personal service ensures that your swinging bench will be the perfect match for your garden space.

 Our seats combine beauty with convenience, meaning our framed garden swing seats can find a home absolutely anywhere in your garden.

For more frequently asked questions please see the Garden Swing Seats FAQ page

How to Hang a Garden Swing Seat


Watch as we take you through the process of hanging a garden swing seat. If you have any questions, just get in contact with us. We're happy to give advice or guidance on where to place your outdoor swing for adults.

We can help with anything from a swinging chair for the garden to a 3 seater swing. Even a 3 person swing bed with canopy! We'll work alongside you to make sure everything is just right for your garden.

Our Pledge: For Every Order - We Will Plant A Tree

Our seats don’t just look beautiful. They do beautiful work too. 

We are working with Creating Tomorrow's Forests, who have planted more than 8 million trees all over the UK. 

We are dedicated to the following pledge:

“For every seat ordered, we will plant a tree.”

 As well as this, any seat that you purchase will come with a certificate showing the name and location of your tree. 

Our outside spaces are precious and should never be taken for granted; we at Sitting Spiritually are dedicated to ensuring that our futures are full of natural beauty for the generations that come after us to enjoy.

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