Who can resist a garden swing on a gorgeous summer day? I know I can’t. Swinging under a big shady tree is a great way to cool off, and I’ll bet you’ve got the perfect spot in your yard to enjoy this simple pleasure. Here’s a few outdoor swing ideas that are perfect for adults and kids alike. (This post contains affiliate links.)
I simply adore the white macrame swing above. Its ethnic, Boho chic style is perfect for summer and looks so comfy, too.
Here’s an idea for making use of large branches that fall on your property. This rustic log swing sits at the end of a garden path in a quiet, secluded spot. Perfect for catching up on a little summer reading.
A porch is an ideal spot for a little summer swinging. You can sit out here during a gentle rain and not get wet. If the porch swing is large enough, you could even catch a nap while you’re at it.
A pergola swing finds its spot nestled among palm trees and tropical plants. A few cushions help to soften the wooden seat. You can add more shade by growing a vine over the pergola.
You’ve probably seen freestanding encase swings like this at outdoor patio furniture stores. I’m considering something like this to place by our pond.
Here’s another rustic, custom garden swing located in a tropical space. You can rest assured that solid wood will last for years to come.
How romantic is this circle swing? It’d be great for a bridal photography session. How about including something like this at a wedding reception for guests to use?
Of course, you can’t talk about summer swings without talking about an old-fashioned tire swing. I wish our big trees had horizontal branches so I could add one of these to the yard. The house and property are a public farm called Primrose Farm in St. Charles, Illinois. Kids can learn about farm life and pet the cows and other critters.
Do you have a garden swing in your yard?
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