Check out the Dorset-based store that has been selling the finest brands of beautiful garden furniture since the 1990s.

Garden benches, sofas, tables, chairs, planters and loungers of all shapes and sizes are the order of the day at The Garden Furniture & Interiors Co.

For twenty years, these guys have been selling the best brands available at their vast Dorset showroom (and more recently through their website, too). With their proven pedigree, commitment to first-class customer service, price-match guarantee and free delivery on orders over £499, they are an excellent bet.

Their roster of well-known brands features names like Neptune, Westminster, Bramblecrest and Alexander Rose.

Offering one of the largest ranges of contemporary garden furniture in the UK, Alexander Rose makes its wares from a variety of sustainable materials. Their woods include acacia, cornis, mahogany, pine and roble (pronounced “roeblay”).

Roble is a very dense wood, similar in strength to teak. It is light yellow in colour and has a smooth lustre. It ages in time and weathers to a pretty, silver patina.

With its clean lines and proud elegance, the Alexander Rose Roble Collection (their most durable range) is endlessly appealing. The wood is sourced from 100 per cent FSC-certified forests in Bolivia, and manufactured in Alexander Rose’ own factory in Bolivia.

We have our eye on the extremely handsome Alexander Rose Roble Broadfield Bench, with its ten-year guarantee and free cover.

Alexander Rose offers a charming bespoke brass plaque inscription service, too. Please note, though, that an inscribed brass plaque can only be ordered in conjunction with the purchase of an Alexander Rose bench.

As we dream of tarting up our gardens for spring and getting ready to eat al fresco, we are tempted also by the Alexander Rose Sherwood Tea for Two set, which will fit into a small space but will add bags of style.

It’s time to spruce up our great outdoors.

January 2019