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Best garden hammocks - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine

10 of the best garden hammocks for summer

Unwind with a relaxing summer hammock.

Turn your outdoor space into a stylish sanctuary by adapting a cosy reading corner or snoozing spot with a lovely garden hammock.


A relaxed take on the usual garden seating ideas, hammocks can make some of the best garden furniture and are fun and comfortable for the whole family to hang out in.

There are lots of different seating styles to choose from (and if you’re looking for the best deck chairs, we’ve found those too), so we’ve curated a list of some of the best garden hammocks to offer inspiration.

We’ve got everything from double-width and woven hammocks to chair-style slings and hammocks with stands.

10 of the best garden hammocks

Browse our selection of favourites below:


Soft Grey Hammock

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Soft Grey Hammock

This free standing hammock offers relaxation in style, with a soft, quilted swing designed for maximum comfort. The stand set comprises a strong, powder-coated steel frame that’s sturdy and long-lasting and the swing is made from showerproof fabric to withstand surprise drops of rain.

Price: £625

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Valencia Tassel Swing Chair

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Valencia Tassel Swing Chair

Cocoon yourself in this swinging hammock hand made from up-cycled cotton on a pinewood pole.  The fabric sling is easy to slip off for washing to help keep it fresh or for storage in the winter.

Price: £99

Buy Valencia Tassel Swing Chair at Graham and Green


Maximus Hanging Hammock Chair

Maximus Hanging Hammock Chair - BBC Gardeners' World magazine
Maximus Hanging Hammock Chair

A twist on the classic swinging hammock, this woven hanging chair offers a bohemian vibe to the garden, balcony or terrace. The macrame style and tassel trim give it a relaxed, summery feel and the padded, 100% cotton cushion (which comes included) gives added cocooned comfort.

Price: £79.99

Buy Maximus Hanging Chair at Wayfair


Fatboy Headdepleck Hammock

Fatboy Headdepleck Hammock - BBC Gardeners' World magazine
Fatboy Headdepleck Hammock

Fatboy are known for their extra squashy and oversized home furnishings and this garden hammock is no exception. Big enough for two (up to 150kg total weight), it’s available in a choice of four colours. It’s wall-mountable but this swinging hammock also features special “tree-hugger” straps, which can be attached around tree trunks or posts.

Price: £329

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Arielle Hammock

Arielle Hammock - BBC Gardeners World magazine
Arielle Hammock

This traditional swinging hammock (stand not included) has a cotton and polyester mix sling, so it can be enjoyed both inside and outdoors. The neutral beige tones make it a classic, understated addition to your garden and it’s the perfect relaxation spot for lazy afternoons.

Price: £63.99

Buy Arielle Hammock at Wayfair


SoBuy Hammock Swing

SoBuy Hammock Swing - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
SoBuy Hammock Swing

This free standing hammock is fitted to a crescent-shaped stand which also includes a parasol to provide some much-needed relief from the sun’s rays. The padded sling cushions are included with the stand, as is the additional head rest which can be attached for tailored comfort and relaxation.

Price: £149.95

Buy SoBuy Hammock Swing at Amazon


Bel Hammock

Bel Hammock - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
Bel Hammock

This simple swinging hammock would make the perfect relaxed reading corner or a great hide-out for an afternoon doze. The  woven hem and fringed tassels add a touch of boho chic to an otherwise pared back classic sling.

Price: £58.99

Buy Bel Hammock at Wayfair


Copeland Hammock

Copeland Hammock - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
Copeland Hammock

This wide, garden hammock can take up to 200kg at a time and has been classically designed to exude that traditional beach island look. The hammock can be simply tied between two trees or posts and folds away into a drawstring bag for easy storage, so it’s great for taking away on holidays with you too.

Price: £63.99

Buy Copeland Hammock at Wayfair


TecTake Wooden Double Hammock

TecTake Wooden Double Hammock - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
TecTake Wooden Double Hammock

This double-sized hammock with stand set is a sophisticated take on the traditional beach-side sling. The curved wooden stand provides a hull-like support for the extra-large swing which, thanks to adjustable stainless steel suspension cables, can hold up to 200kg at a time.

Price: £253.99

Buy TecTake Wooden Double Hammock at Amazon


Villalobos Hammock

Villalobos Hammock - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
Villalobos Hammock

For a touch of retro, this rainbow woven hammock has all the character without the fuss. A simple design, the single-person hammock can be hung between trees to provide a relaxed garden hideout reminiscent of any desert island.

Price: £69.98


Buy Villalobos Hammock at Wayfair