Today's top garden furniture deals – save big and get your garden ready for summer

The top garden furniture deals on offer right now; with discounts on outdoor sofas and garden dining sets from Argos, John Lewis, Habitat, Homebase and many more

A rattan-effect garden sofa with light grey cushions on a contemporary patio
(Image credit: Homebase)

Garden furniture deals are currently in full swing, and we've rounded up all the biggest discounts so you can jump straight to the most stylish designs at the lowest prices.

Whether you’re looking to overhaul your outdoor space or add the finishing touch to your patio, investing in the best garden furniture is always a good idea. But, garden furniture doesn't come cheap, so this is one purchase where shopping when discounts are on can make a huge difference to your bank balance!

To help you save money, we’ve searched for today’s best garden furniture deals and rounded up the cream of the crop on this page, including swoon-worthy outdoor sofas, timeless garden dining tables and chairs, and must-have egg chairs on sale at Argos, Homebase, John Lewis & Partners, Garden Trading, and many more.

As well as bringing the best garden furniture deals to your attention, we’ve also included tips on the best time to buy garden furniture and how to make the most of seasonal sales so you can deck out your outside space for less. 

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Below, we've curated the ultimate guide on where to shop today's biggest garden furniture sales, including the top deals and tips on how to deck out your garden for less. 

Today's biggest garden furniture sales

Today's top garden furniture deals

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Garden furniture shopping advice

Knowing how to choose garden furniture is an important piece of information to have in your back pocket. After all, you can easily spend more than you'd like on pieces you think you need but that you don't actually need. 

So, before you start shopping for your new garden furniture, you need to really think about the space that you're working with and what you require from your garden furniture. Do you want a sunbathing spot? Are you looking to host al fresco dinner parties for all of your friends and family? Or do you just want a little nook to enjoy your morning coffee in peace? 

By figuring out the pieces that you need and whether they fit in your space, you can then move on to the next feature: the material. 

If you don't have space to store your garden furniture in the winter, opt for a weather-proof material that will last outside in the wet and cold. If you do have space, you can be a little more flexible with the material you choose. 

However, creating a relaxation-ready garden or patio that's ready to entertain isn't just about getting your outdoor furniture sorted, and if you can transform your outside space whilst the sales are on, then you're likely to save a tidy sum on a makeover.

For the low down on all the best outdoor bargains, make sure to check out our hot tub deals page, find the best prices on grills with our guide to the best BBQs, and carry the party on into the evening with one of the best fire pits or the best patio heaters.

A contemporary garden corner sofa with wood frame with grey cushions

(Image credit: Homebase)

When to shop

Although the best garden furniture discounts can generally be found at the end of the summer season, garden furniture deals can be found at any time of the year. Not only that, but most retailers also follow a pattern to pair their sales with key discounted events in the year. Below are the key dates you should look out for if you're looking for the best time to buy garden furniture.

Bank Holiday garden furniture deals

In the UK, bank holiday garden furniture deals are becoming increasingly common - especially in July and August when sun-lovers want to spend their days off enjoying the delights of their garden. 

August Bank Holiday garden furniture deals are one of the best times to grab a bargain, as the last bank holiday of the year is often associated with a rise in consumer spending. 

Amazon Prime Day garden furniture deals

Amazon Prime Day – the brand's yearly price-slashing event – can mean some great Prime Day garden furniture deals. 

In 2023, Prime Day garden furniture deals ran from the 11th to the 12th of July, just as the weather was warming up and time spent lounging or dining outdoors suddenly seemed like a very good idea. 

However, Amazon then treated us all to a second Prime Day from the 10th to the 11th of October, which was a great time to scoop up some end-of-summer garden furniture discounts. 

Exact dates for this year are still to be confirmed, but keep an eye on our Amazon Prime Day deals to be the first to hear when they're unveiled.

In the meantime, you could sign up for Amazon Prime membership now so you're all set to shop when the next Prime Day garden furniture deals take place. Generally, you need to be a Prime member to take advantage of the biggest discounts on Prime Day. You can sign up or renew your membership below. Usually, new Prime members can also access a free 30-day membership trial to test out its perks.

How to shop Prime Day: sign up for Amazon Prime Membership

How to shop Prime Day: sign up for Amazon Prime Membership
The best Amazon Prime Day garden furniture deals often require Amazon Prime membership for access to the biggest discounts. You can sign up or renew your Amazon Prime membership here.

A rattan-effect garden sofa with light grey cushions on a contemporary patio

(Image credit: Homebase)

Black Friday and Cyber Monday garden furniture deals

The term 'Black Friday' originated in the US to denote the first day following Thanksgiving when retailers would cut prices to draw holidaymakers to shop their store's sales. Driven by global brands, the price-slashing event soon crossed the pond, and now Black Friday – closely followed by Cyber Monday – has become one of the UK's biggest consumer extravaganzas, rivalling traditional Boxing Day sales. 

Often hailed as the biggest shopping day of the year, Black Friday always falls on the last Friday of November, so the next time it will roll around is Friday 29th November 2024.

That said, in recent years, the event has spread to encompass more than just one day, with retailers starting Black Friday discounting earlier and earlier so that a full Black Friday 'week' of discounts isn't uncommon. Last year, we even saw retailers running Black Friday promotions throughout the whole month of November.

Whether or not you agree with the rampant consumerism Black Friday has now come to represent, there's no denying it can be a great time for Black Friday garden furniture deals and Cyber Monday garden furniture deals. 

Last year, Black Friday garden furniture deals were fairly thin on the ground as summer heatwaves meant garden furniture sold out early in the season, but previous years have seen some hefty Black Friday discounting on garden furniture with retailers capitalising on the opportunity to clear summer outdoor stock to make way for winter product lines. 

We'll be keeping our eye out for all this year's top Black Friday garden furniture deals and Cyber Monday garden furniture deals right here, but make sure to bookmark the Ideal Home Black Friday home deals page to get alerts for all the biggest Black Friday homeware sales as they launch.

A red metal garden bar set with a laptop on the table

(Image credit: John Lewis & Partners)

Boxing Day garden furniture deals

Boxing Day is typically associated with electronics, appliance, and mattress deals. And while some retailers may try to tempt customers with deals on their leftover garden furniture stock, Boxing Day garden furniture deals aren't as common as you might think. That's not to say that there aren't any, though. 

January garden furniture deals

Shortly after the best Boxing Day deals you'll find the best January deals, which are once again dominated by electronics and appliances. 

While big brands know that most people want to score a bargain after Christmas spending, options to buy the best garden furniture are still limited during this time. 

It's still a good idea to keep an eye out for any clearance items, though, as some retailers may be trying to clear out their garden furniture stock ready for a brand-new season. 

A rattan bistro set on a patio with flowering plants in the background

(Image credit: Dunelm)

FAQs

What time of year does garden furniture go on sale?

The best time to look out for garden furniture deals is as the summer season is drawing to a close; between between August and October in the UK. This is when retailers launch end-of-season sales to clear summer stock and free up space in-store and online for Christmas stock. 

Of course, that tends to mean that the weather for enjoying your new purchase is coming to an end, but if you don't mind storing your bargains away for the year ahead, then shopping for garden furniture deals at the end of the season is a great way to save cash – and get ahead of the curve before peak garden furniture prices hit in March, April, and May.

That said, retailers can launch garden furniture deals earlier in the season too, especially if spring weather has been wet and cool and they're getting nervous about sitting on excess summer stock.

If you have your eye on a particular piece then the best way to stay in the loop regarding sales is to sign up to the brand's email newsletter, this way you're likely to be the first to hear about garden furniture sales when prices drop. Plus, Ideal Home's garden discount codes are another great way to save.

Is it worth it to buy expensive outdoor furniture?

While shelling out a lump sum on garden furniture may be soul-crushing, you'll likely end up saving money in the long run. In fact, you should see garden furniture as more of an investment than a purchase.

That's because expensive garden furniture is usually expensive for a reason. Typically, the construction is second to none, the material is hard-wearing and weather-proof, and the style matches with the substance. This means that it should last for years. 

If you were to buy cheap garden furniture, you may find that it weathers and breaks quicker than you'd like. Ultimately, you'd then have to spend even more money on replacing it. 

However, while it's always a good idea to choose high-quality furniture, that doesn't always mean that you have to part ways with a small fortune. By checking today's garden furniture deals regularly, you can make sure that you're getting the most... for less

A rattan outdoor sofa with grey cushions on a paved patio

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How we source the top garden furniture deals

You'll find full details of the Ideal Home product selection process on our How We Test page.

In order to compile this garden furniture deals page we've factored in the team's hands-on testing, searching out deals on the products that we consider best-in-class based on our in-house review process. That includes deals on the best rattan garden furniture, best garden benches, best sun loungers, and many more.

If deals aren't currently available on our tried-and-tested favourites, then we've used our knowledge and experience to curate a list of the best deals available today. This includes researching technical specifications and taking into account multiple customer reviews of any deals we recommend.

Amy Lockwood
Ecommerce Editor

After studying Print Design at Winchester School of Art, Amy spent multiple years working in the interior industry, including styling and visual merchandising for many well-known brands. She’s now Ecommerce Editor at Ideal Home, offering expert advice on the best products for decorating your home and ensuring it functions smoothly. That includes sourcing stylish yet affordable furniture – from the best sofa beds for combining style, comfort, and function, to the best artificial Christmas trees for a stress-free festive season – helping our readers to find the best mattress for their sleep style, and testing top-rated dehumidifiers and air purifiers to narrow down the best-in-class.

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