Image: Canterbury modular set
Gardens are not only a place where plants thrive. They are a place to sit and dream, to eat al fresco, to share a drink with friends, or simply to admire the results of your gardening efforts.
Choosing the right furniture and accessories to suit your space and style is an important part of making the garden a place you are tempted into all year round. At Hillier Garden Centres, you can find a wide range of furniture sets to ensure your garden really is the great outdoors.
You can find many of our key sets listed below by material type, with links to see more detailed information. For all enquiries, contact your nearest garden centre, or, use the contact us section of this website. You can also find some Frequently Asked Questions at the bottom of this page.
Woven Garden Furniture Sets
Image: York sofa set
Our synthetic woven furniture is maintenance-free, resistant to the elements and retains the classic qualities of natural wicker. Woven furniture is lightweight, strong and rust-free.
Wooden Garden Furniture Sets
Image: Bath dining set
Garden furniture made from teak is renowned for longevity. Teak is a close-grained hardwood that contains high levels of oil, enabling it to withstand exposure to extreme weather.
Aluminium Garden Furniture Sets
Image: Lulworth dining set
Aluminium garden furniture has the benefit of being both attractive and practical, requiring minimal maintenance. All surfaces are powder coated with a smooth gloss finish to give an elegant appearance that is also easy to wipe clean. Lattice patterns give a delicate look with the added benefit of allowing excess water and dirt to easily drain away.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How do I order? Can I order via this website?
You can order in store at any Hillier Garden Centre. Although it is not possible to purchase directly through this website, you can make an enquiry using our contact form or alternative phone your nearest Garden Centre for more information.
2. Can you arrange delivery? And how long will it take?
For in stock items delivery can be arranged at the time of purchase in centres. Delivery is available Monday to Friday and delivery time is within 7 days.
Please note that where we do not have items in stock, we are currently experiencing longer delivery times, please see your closest Garden Centre for more details on products we have in stock and delivery times for your location.
3. How do you recommend I care for my furniture set?
Care needed for your furniture set will vary dependent on the material chosen.
Most products can be left outside throughout the summer season (excluding cushions, parasols and lazy susans).
For teak furniture, it is advised to apply special teak protector within a week of the furniture being outside for the first time to preserve the original colour, then re-apply once a season. Teak shield and teak cleaner products are also available to minimise stains and remove and ‘weathered’ colouration.
Teak has a high natural oil content, so it is NOT advised to use teak oil as this can make the furniture turn black, sticky and patchy in colour. When left untreated outdoors, the colour will gradually mellow to a light colour. Beware of using non-breathable covers to protect as these can cause the furniture to sweat and go mouldy, causing black spots on surface areas. Teak is extremely durable, which is why it is often used to make boats. The life expectancy of teak furniture is approximately 20 years.
Aluminium furniture requires little maintenance. Remove surface dirt using warm water or a hose and non-abrasive scrubbing brush. Clean furniture at least once a season.
If the paintwork becomes chipped, apply specialist touch-up paint and for a shiny finish apply specialist metal furniture polish or WD40.
To protect from general dirt, a cover is recommended.
Woven Material Care:
Woven furniture is made from manmade extruded polyethylene that means it is weather resistant and resistant to UV and colour fading, unlike natural rattan.
Remove any surface dirt using warm water or a hose and sponge. Protect from general garden dirt with a cover.
4. What guarantee is available?
Guarantee varies by product, most sets come with a one or three-year guarantee. Please enquire in centres about the specific item you are interested in.