Decent quality garden furniture that will last more than a few seasons isn’t cheap. Whether we’re talking about wooden, PVC, or even plastic garden furniture, you may end up spending hundreds of pounds if you shop at local gardening stores. Especially since the latest shortage.
But that’s because these sellers know that British gardeners spend an average of £9,150 on garden furniture over their lifetime. Some prices reflect the quality of the products, sure, but not all. If you’re looking for inexpensive garden furniture, you can turn your attention to online retailers.
Online retailers tend to offer better prices on garden furniture throughout the year. But keep in mind that product size and weight are two important factors when shopping online. Not all retailers have a fleet of delivery trucks. This may limit the range of furniture they store or in some cases, you may have to pick it yourself.
Large retailers like Amazon and Homebase sell garden furniture throughout the year. eBay also has a large selection of garden furniture. These e-commerce stores are a good choice for affordable garden furniture, though you can find products across all price categories in their catalogue.
Specialised online furniture retailers cater to more demanding tastes. If you’re looking for something above average, you may want to start with them. Some of them will also have a showroom or local store. More about them in a bit.
Auction sites often handle larger-volume sales, but you can also find in their listings a wide selection of goods including bistro sets.
Best online stores for cheap garden furniture
Got a limited budget? Or simply don’t feel like spending too much on garden furniture? The following online stores provide decent quality for a good price.
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Amazon offers a varied selection of garden furniture including plenty of affordable items. Whether you’re after a large rattan seat, a romantic table for two, or some simple loungers, Amazon’s garden furniture & accessories department is a good place to start your search.
Good to know: Most products are not stocked by Amazon so delivery costs can be 20% or more of the item price and possibly more for large and heavy items.
IKEA doesn’t sell as much garden furniture as other entries on this list. But you can find some interesting items in their catalogue. If you like Scandinavian design, minimalism, and sustainability, IKEA’s garden furniture catalogue is worth checking out.
Homebase is one of the best-stocked garden furniture retailers in the UK. It’s a good choice for basics and simple upgrades. You can get the items delivered to your doorstep or opt to pick them up in one of the 150 stores in the UK. Depending on the item, you may be able to pick it in as little as one hour after you place your order.
Homebase products can be in and out of stock, so often the best time to shop on this site is in the pre-season. But you may find good deals in late summer too.
Another affordable destination for garden furniture, Argos sells tables and outdoor dining sets, loungers, gazebos, parasols, arbours, benches, hammocks, swing seats, and accessories for them. Sold-outs are common, but you can generally find plenty of options in their online catalogue.
Wayfair brings together garden furniture from many manufacturers. You can find thousands of products across essential categories. Not all products are cheap, but free delivery is available for many items, which can help to offset some of the costs.
Wilko’s garden and outdoor living selection feature some of the most affordable products around. From bistro tables to swing seats, you get lots of choices across styles. Wilko delivers some products from suppliers for a relatively low delivery fee. The downside is that sometimes you may have to wait a week or longer before getting your items.
The Range have quite a few affordable products in their catalogue. Many of the products are classic in design with a modern touch of style to them. Products sell out quite fast though, so check the catalogue early in the season.
While not the cheapest around, Garden Trading is another retailer that offers affordable outdoor furniture deals. If you want something simple like a bistro table or a pair of chairs, you can find them in their catalogue. Many of the products are available in different colours.
Tip: You can get free delivery for larger orders, but not all products are covered, so make sure to check.
How about some French-style furniture at decent prices? La Redoute sells furniture for gardens and conservatories. In their catalogue, you’ll find sun loungers, garden armchairs, foldable dining sets, hammock chairs, garden tables, as well as rattan furniture.
Not all products are cheap, but you can find interesting deals that offer a good balance between quality and affordability.
B&Q sells a varied range of garden furniture and accessories in their well-stocked online store. You can find options across most styles. Whether you’re fixing a small green corner for yourself or reimagining a large balcony, you can find interesting deals in their catalogue.
A bonanza for handcrafted goods, Etsy constantly features some interesting garden furniture items. Think reclaimed garden tables, pallet sofas, rustic benches, or fold-down garden bars.
Most handcrafted goods on Etsy are not what most people would call cheap. But you can discover among them products that have a great value and a nice artisan feel about them. So you may want to keep an eye on Etsy’s garden furniture section.
Buying and selling communities
For even better prices than online retailers, consider second-hand garden furniture. Good quality garden furniture can stand the passage of time well, especially those made from rot and rust-resistant materials. In other words, it can be a good investment.
You may also want to check out second-hand furniture sellers if you’re after vintage garden furniture. Reconditioning is often necessary, but if you don’t mind putting in a bit of work, you can find something above average at a good price.
Most buying and selling communities have moved online. In addition to eBay, check out Preloved, Gumtree, and Freeads. Depending on your location, there may also be other local sites, so keep an eye out for them.
Before buying from a seller, make sure to do your research—check their reviews and profile. Make sure also you get a return option. If a deal sounds too good to be true, think twice about it.
Delivery options can vary a lot from seller to seller, so make sure to check them out before you place your order. Bulky or heavy garden furniture will likely require special delivery that can up the cost.
The wrap up
Finding the cheapest garden furniture around may take a bit of time. After all, there are many websites out there and lots of options to compare. But if you don’t feel like building your own garden furniture—or don’t have the time or the skills for it—it’s your best bet for finding the cheapest deals around.
That’s not to say you can’t pick up bargains at your local gardening centre or outdoor furniture store. Raid those too if you get the chance. To get the absolute best prices, buy your garden furniture off-season. That’s late summer to mid-autumn. You can also mine the web for rare deals in mid-winter—provided you can wait a few months before using your new buys.
Last but not least, don’t forget about quality—inexpensive doesn’t have to mean bad. You want to enjoy the garden furniture you buy for more than a season or two.