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Butterfly Bench: The Perfect Touch for a Beautiful Lawn or Garden

Updated on September 27, 2011

Enjoying Your Yard From a Butterfly Bench

Throughout spring, summer and fall, our yards and gardens are living spaces that bring us peace and add beauty to our lives. Having a spot to sit and enjoy all that surrounds us is a simple but critical element to making the most of these areas. A butterfly bench is a particularly artistic piece and one that many gardeners treasure.

On this page you'll find a collection of durable and yet beautiful butterfly benches, ranging from simple and affordable to the sublime. Each of them offers many, many years of enjoyment without any real committment of time toward their care.

Buying Tips

Certainly when buying butterfly bench, the design, finish, and overall appearance are what will draw a consumer to one model or another. Size, or the number of people it will seat, must also be acceptable. However, construction should also be considered.

The benches here may be made of wicker, steel, iron, or cast aluminum. Wicker is durable but probably less so than the other options. Wicker can be damaged by sun, rain, and dew, while dry heat can cause it to crack. For this reason, these benches are best maintained on porches, covered decks, and other protected areas, and stored indoors for the winter. Wicker requires occasional dusting and cleaning, and perhaps application of some laquer for protection. (Be sure to read the manufacturer's instructions regarding care and maintenance.)

Certainly, iron, steel, and cast aluminum are durable materials which are also low maintenance and therefore, better suited for use in less protected areas. Most of these benches will have a powder coat or some other type of protective finish. Care should be taken not to scratch or otherwise damage this finish. Exposing iron and steel to the air can end up resulting in rust. Cast aluminum on the other hand does not rust, howevr it can corrode although the damage is less severe. Anodized aluminum offers good protection. Aluminum also tends to be more light weight.

Any of these construction materials can be a good choice, but the buyer just needs to be aware of any potential pitfalls in order to maintain the furniture.

Flower House

This elegant butterfly bench is made of cast aluminium and has a durable powder coat finish. It's a functional piece that's full adult sized yet it's an even stronger artistic item that will make any garden or landscaped yard more graceful. It's rust free finish is care free and long lasting, assuring that this bench will be enjoyed for many years to come.

It measures 46 inches x 27 inches x 35 inches. There are also matching butterfly chairs available. (Also available in white)

Indoors, on a patio, or under an umbrella, this lovely wicker butterfly bench is another from Flower House. It will add style to any living environment. It has a galvanized steel tube frame and is hand woven with PVC wicker. It's all weather durable and full adult sized.

There are matching pieces available as well. This bench measures 46 inches x 29 inches x 35 inches.


This bench has a basketweave seat, butterfly back, and gracefully curved arms, creating a perfect design for any garden. Constructed of iron, it has a durable powdercoat finish that is available in hydrangea (pictured here) red, warm brown, and citron.

It measures 39.75 inches wide, 20 inches deep, and 35.5 inches high.

Oakland Living

This Oakland Living buttefly loveseat makes a pretty addition to any yard or garden. The bench is made of rust free cast aluminum with an electrostatically applied powder coat finish to give it a smooth yet durable finish. It has a woven metal seat and details with a collection of butterflies featured on the back.

This butterfly bench is available in a warm bronze finish as well. It measures 36 inches x 17 inches x 44 inches.

Cricket Forge

This is an exquisite piece that can turn any garden or landscaped area into a magical retreat. Just relax as you're enveloped in the intricately designed wings of a butterfly. This unique bench is hand crafted of 1/4" steel and has a weather proof finish with 2 part epoxy based paint.

It's perfect for one, two, or even three people as it measures 86 inches wide, 44 inches deep, and 60 inches high. It is very functional piece but one that adds an unmistakable style to your outdoor space.


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      Louise Kenny 7 years ago from New York

      Our locsal park just installed several wrought iron butterfly benches and they are adorable. Great hub.

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      Tony McGregor 7 years ago from South Africa

      Would love to have one of these! Must look out for them here in South Africa.

      Thanks for sharing this information.

      Love and peace


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      DustinsMom 7 years ago from USA

      Great benches., I love butterflies and have been looking for an affordable one. I like these a lot. Thank you.

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      Nancy's Niche 7 years ago

      What a great idea thanks for sharing the pic's and info on these beautiful benches... :o)

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      Nell Rose 7 years ago from England

      Hi, this are lovely. I had never seen one before. I want one now! trouble is I haven't got a garden, but my brother is wanting something for his new house, so now I have an idea what to tell him to get! thanks for the info. nell

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      theherbivorehippi 7 years ago from Holly, MI

      What? I have never seen one of these!! I simply must have one!!!

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      reddog1027 7 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      One of these will be finding a home in my garden.

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      Paula Atwell 7 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      This butterfly bench would be a great addition to any garden and easy to keep clean and maintain. Didn't even know these existed.