Garden Swing Seats

Wooden Swing Seats for the Garden

Bespoke, Handcrafted Garden Swing Seats

All our garden swing seats are completely unique, handcrafted, and beautifully finished. Prices displayed are a guideline, they include VAT (but exclude delivery and assembly).

Click on any image below to find out more about the product. Every wooden swing seat can be ordered online through this website. Alternatively, you can contact us at any stage for a quote or to discuss what exactly you would like, our seats are built just for you.

Garden Swing Seat - The Kyokusen in Curved Oak

Kyokusen Oak Swing Seat Range

£5,111.00 - £5,351.00

Garden Swing Seat Tranquillity Oak

Tranquillity Oak Swing Seat Range

£2,675.00 - £3,215.00

Garden Swing Seat - The Affinity Range in Accoya

Affinity Accoya Swing Seat Range

£2,699.00 - £3,059.00

Garden Swing Seat - The Harmony Range in Pine

Harmony Pine Swing Seat Range

£2,375.00 - £2,807.00

Swing Seats Only

Swing Seats Only

£1,643.00 - £3,155.00

Rocking Garden Bench - The Rockabye

Rockabye Swinging Bench

£2,279.00 - £3,059.00

The Trilogy

The Trilogy

£1,739.00 - £3,898.00

Swing Seats For Trees

Swing Seats For Trees

£1,643.00 - £3,155.00

Single Oak Frame

Single Oak Frame

£1,079.00

Garden Swing Seat - The Yakisugi

The Yakisugi Swing Seat

£5,110.00 - £5,351.00

The Pergola

The Pergola

£2,999.00 - £5,459.00

Swinging Day Bed

Swinging Day Bed in Oak

£3,599.00 - £8,159.00

How Do I Choose the Right Seat?

Navigating our site is perfect if you know exactly what you're after. If it's a 3 seater wooden swinging bench, for example, use the images above to select your wood type. Then select the back style you like and any additional personalisation from carvings to alternative arms (view all of the options in accessories). 

If you just want a seat with no frame to hang from an overhanging balcony, for example, select Swing Seats Only. Then you can select the wood type and back style when you click 'buy online'. If you'd just like to browse some beautiful images for inspiration then visit our Gallery.

Why Choose a Wooden Swinging Bench?

Forget a standard garden bench and sun loungers. Swing with the breeze on a one of a kind, handmade and beautifully finished garden or patio swing seat.

The perfect place to sit and swing can make all the difference when it comes to making the most of your outdoor living space. Wooden garden furniture is the natural choice for any garden. Our personal service ensures that your swinging bench will be the perfect match for your garden space. 

If you've got a suitable pergola, tree, or patio then we sell swing chairs without a frame. Struggling to find a well-made wooden garden swing seat in the UK is the very reason that Martin Young founded Sitting Spiritually. Our most popular range of garden swing chairs are those that come with their own frame. A garden swing seat in a frame means your new outdoor seat can find a home absolutely anywhere in your garden.

"They treat each handmade swing seat like a new member of the family."

Sitting Spiritually treats each handmade swing seat like it's a new member of the family it's going to.

Working directly with customers from the outset Martin ensures they have everything they need from accessories to cushions and carvings.

Martin Young has turned a functional seat into an object of beauty.

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About Us


Martin Young started Sitting Spiritually back in 2004. After investing much time and effort he managed to build the garden he had always wanted. So Martin set about trying to buy one of the evocative solid wooden garden swings he had often seen in American films. 

However, after months of research, he was unable to find anywhere to buy his perfect seat. Eventually, he came to the realisation that the only way to get his dream seat was to source the wood and build it.

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. If you’re looking for something a little different we can even provide a seat to hang from a suitable tree or from a 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?

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

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

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. 

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

How to Hang a Garden Swing Seat


Watch as the founder of Sitting Spiritually, Martin, takes you through the process of hanging a garden swing seat. If you have any questions, just get in contact with us for any 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 or 3 person swing bed with canopy! We'll work alongside you to make sure everything is just right for your garden.

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