Perfect for small gardens – this brilliant bench turns into a bistro set!

This just might be the most ingenious bench design we've ever seen...

Never has even the smallest of outdoor spaces been so welcomed, than right now. On the lookout for this year's best garden furniture we spotted this brilliant Argos garden bench.

Firstly it's very affordable, priced at £80. But more than just a bench, this design ingeniously transforms into a bistro dining set. Now if that isn't form and function working to maximum potential we don't know what is.

More ideas: 5 simple ways to improve gardens during lockdown – without spending a penny!

And even better still Argos is doing everything in its power to ensure customers can get what they need. There's a safe Click & Collect option, from Sainsbury's too – in addition to home delivery.

Argos garden bench to bistro set

wooden desk and wooden table seat at outdoor

(Image credit: Argos Home)

Looking for a more traditional looking furniture set? Argos has that too, by way of this clever wooden bench-cum-dining set. It's simple wooden aesthetic welcomes more of a country vibes to outdoor spaces.

Enjoy dining outdoors in style on this solid Acacia wood bistro set. A simple hinge and lever frame design makes the set completely multipurpose in a matter of simple moves.

When the two small stools are moved to one side and the back is elevated up you have a fully function bistro set – consisting of a table and two seats.

seats swung to front and back is lowered down set becomes bench

(Image credit: Argos Home)

When the seats are swung to the front and the back is lowered down the set becomes a bench for two.

wooden foldable desk wooden seats and plant

(Image credit: Argos Home)

And when you don’t require it all the set simply folds flush against the wall, so not to encroach of the small space it's in.

Buy now: Wooden Bench to Bistro Set, £80, Argos Home

What a smart design for maximising small gardens. The classic bench provides a spot for rest, while the bistro set is ideal for working or dining in the sunshine.

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Making the most of any outdoor space right now, no matter how big or small, is so important. Particularly as the weather starts to improve.

This brilliantly designed sets allow you to create your own private retreat in the safety of your own small garden space.


Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.