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An Architect's Garden Bench


Sir Edward Lutyens

Lutyen's Garden Bench

Sir Edward (Edwin) Lutyens was an English architect who was famous for creatively adapting old styles of architecture and design to meet new needs and tastes of his era.Marlborough Bench He designed everything from country houses to...you guessed it, garden benches. Called by some "The Greatest British Architect" he established himself as an unmatched architectural mind and is probably known most for his work in New Dehli, India, where he designed and organized the building of a portion of that city that became home to government offices.

He was born in London and studied architecture there. Through his own private business, his first works included the "Lutyens-Jekyll" house and gardens with the horticulturist Gertrude Jekyll. The gardens they designed together became well known in England, with hefty shrubbery and overflowing herb beds planted within a gorgeous arrangement of classical stone stairways and balustraded terraces. What he was able to achieve in this garden, which would set the tone for the rest of his career, is a pleasant balance between the traditional gardening styles and new innovative, almost free-style, trends. Brickpathways were lined with herb bed borders that overflowed with lilies and lavendar. While the century before him took great pride in formal, organized, and neatly-trimmed gardens, Lutyens added the flavor of a natural flow (while still organized) of flowers and plants. In many ways this work of his became the prototype of all modern flower gardens with their combination of Lutyens Benchclassical styles and creative plantings.

His house designs (after all, he was an architect), made him famous through magazines such as Country Life, but his career quickly took him into great heights as he began to design magnificent government and public buildings as well as countless private estates. In his honor, we heartily recommend the garden bench style that took his name - the Lutyens Bench.

Though this garden bench has a variety of styles and adaptations, they all trace their origin in Sir Edward Lutyen. All Garden Benches offers Sir Edward's designs in several varieties. Our best seller is the Anderson Teak Marlborough Bench, but we also offer the 4 foot Lutyens Bench by Achla Designs, which comes in a straight black, straight white, or natural finish.

If you wish to adorn your garden with a true Architect's Garden Bench, then this is the one you want! 



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