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Eight of the best garden deck chairs for summer

Our round up of classic, luxury and wooden deck chairs.

Bring the beach to your back garden with our guide to relaxing deck chairs.

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A good deck chair is a great investment. Unlike other garden furniture, these chairs are portable. They’re easy to carry, and as homely on a patio as they are on the beach. They’re great for bringing a little indulgence to the park or on camping trips.

Because they’re so light and foldable, they store easily for winter, and take up far less space than other patio furniture.

And because they’re such a simple design – just canvas stretched over a wood frame – they tend to be a lot cheaper than other garden furniture.

For more great garden furniture, take a look at our guides to garden sofas, hanging egg chairs, or garden loungers.

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Nine of the best deck chairs 

1

Harbour Housewares Deck Chair 2x

Harbour Housewares Deck Chair 2x - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
Harbour Housewares Deck Chair 2x – BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine

For great value, try this set of two deck chairs. The seat has classic blue seaside stripes, with an attractive, light beechwood frame.

Price: £98.99

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2

Botany Set of 2 Classic Beach Chairs

Botany Set of 2 Classic Beach Chairs Botany - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
Botany Set of 2 Classic Beach Chairs

For value that doesn’t compromise on comfort, check out this set of two high-quality deck chairs. It reclines to three different positions, and also has an indulgent headrest.

Price: £119

Buy the Botany Set of 2 Classic Beach Chairs from Made.com


3

Denys and Fielding Extra Large Deckchair

Denys and Fielding Extra Large Deckchair - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
Denys and Fielding Extra Large Deckchair

This eye-catching deck chair is extra large for added comfort. It’s nice and roomy, and especially great for kids. It also comes in four different patterns, to suit a range of garden styles and need.

Price: £195

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4

La Redoute Set of 2 Deckchairs with Small Table

La Redoute Set of 2 Deckchairs with Small Table - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
La Redoute Set of 2 Deckchairs with Small Table

This set from La Redoute is remarkably good value. Not only does it offer two acacia deck chairs with pearl grey seats, it comes with a small side table too. The chairs themselves have four levels of recline for customisable comfort.

Price: £110

Buy the Set of 2 Deckchairs with Small Table from La Redoute


5

Teignmouth Reclining/Folding Deck Chair

Teignmouth Reclining/Folding Deck Chair - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
Teignmouth Reclining/Folding Deck Chair

At first glance, this is an everyday deck chair, but there’s more to it than that. We like the interesting construction – strong, flexible bamboo poles rather than more classic wood like teak or oak.

Price: £136.99

Buy the Teignmouth Reclining/Folding Deck Chair from Wayfair


6

All Things Brighton Beautiful Rocking Deck Chair

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Allthingsbrightonbeautiful Rocking Deck Chair

This deck chair is classic and understated with a frame of FSC-certified beech, and a hammock seat that’s 100% cotton. We especially like the clever design, with long, sturdy frames on the legs for added stability.

Price: £84.95

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7

Amezza Acacia Deck Chair

Amezza Acacia Deck Chair - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
Amezza Acacia Deck Chair

If you’re want a lot of use from your chair, it’s best to find something hard-wearing. This deckchair is notable for its materials. It’s made of dark and durable acacia wood, so it’s water and scratch resistant.

Price: £50

Buy the Amezza Acacia Deck Chair from La Redoute


8

Business & Pleasure Co 2-Piece Chair

Business & Pleasure Co 2-Piece Chair - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
Business & Pleasure Co 2-Piece Chair

An interesting entry, this little chair is ideal for small gardens. Its unusual design folds flat, so it’s also great for taking on car trips.

Price: £165

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