Looking for the best garden chairs? Whether you’re after a folding garden chair for easy storage and transportation, outdoor dining chairs for alfresco eating, a stylish garden egg chair for curling up with a good book, a cheap and cheerful picnic chair, or one of this year’s must-have hanging chairs, you’ve come to the right place.
We’ve rounded up the best garden chairs that are in stock and available now, as well as some options with the shortest lead times and pre-order dates that we think are worth the wait.
This year garden furniture is flying in and out of stock quicker than ever before, so bear in mind you may need to move fast to snap up some of these best buys. Although retailers are restocking lines as fast as possible, so if something is out of stock now it may reappear online in a few week's time.
If you need more than just seating to make your outside space summer-ready, then check out our guide to the best garden furniture, otherwise read on to discover the best garden chairs of 2021.
The best garden chairs
Welcome summer to the garden with these bright and colourful Acapulco chairs from Homebase.
Tropical shades and generous seating make them the perfect place for an afternoon in the sun or an evening chillout.
The Adirondack chair is a garden classic, and we love this contemporary pale grey - and very affordable - option from Habitat.
The curved footrest and gently sloped chair back make the ideal spot for putting your feet up and relaxing on a warm summer's day.
Already one of the best prices around for a hanging egg chair, this affordable black hanging chair comes with base stand, moveable headrest and seat cushion included, making it even better value.
It also currently has one of the shortest lead times of any hanging egg chair, with stock available for dispatch in early April.
For more gravity-defying seat options see our full guide to the best hanging chairs.
This folding outdoor chair is a great option for seating on the move. Its compact size makes it ideal for throwing in the car and taking to a friend's garden, the beach or camping.
Weighing in at just 4.5kg it's also a great lightweight option for moving about the garden, and its easy folding mechanism makes for space-saving storage when the sun isn't shining.
Great for compact spaces like small courtyards and balcony areas, these metal bistro chairs are fun, colourful and practical; folding away when not in use to make sure no space is wasted.
Team with the matching bistro table and you have a compact and affordable outdoor dining set that won't break the bank.
Gathering outside for a meal in the sunshine with friends and family has to be one of the best bits about summer, and these poly rattan and metal chairs will ensure your alfresco eating is done in style.
The contemporary design and comfortable shape mean you'll want to linger outside even longer. Just make sure you check out our best BBQ buys to ensure dinner is grilled to perfection.
A rattan garden chair is the English country-garden classic, and this shapely rattan chair from La Redoute adds a contemporary twist to the traditional design.
The curvaceous silhouette is formed from natural woven rattan, making this a more environmentally-friendly option than the polyurethane 'rattan' outdoor furniture often favoured for its weather-resistance. Just make sure this chair is stored indoors during wet weather and when the sun comes out get outside and enjoy.
For more natural and synthetic rattan lookalikes, check out our guide to the best rattan garden furniture.
Cheap and cheerful, this affordable picnic chair from Habitat is a brilliant option for extra seating when guests come round.
It's also perfect for packing up and taking out on an adventure with a lightweight, foldable design ensuring it's easy to move and stow away.
This rattan-effect egg chair offers all sorts of versatility. Use indoors or outdoors to ensure you get full use of it all year-round, and either hang from the metal base stand included to turn it into a stylish hanging chair, or rest it on the metal legs provided.
We love the perfectly circular shape and comfortable UV-resistant cushioning with armrests and headrests for ultimate relaxation.
A deckchair is the ultimate summer day essential, and this very affordable option from John Lewis comes in a wide choice of sling-back seating fabrics.
Foldable so it can be stored easily away when not in use, a deckchair is a brilliant option if you don't want bulky garden furniture taking up space outdoors all summer long.
For wow-factor design, this statement rattan Acapulco chair will definitely get guests talking.
Available in two different colourways, each featuring a striking two-tone design, plus a matching bench seat and coffee table, this is the perfect garden set for a contemporary outdoor area.
Just when you thought spending an afternoon sat in the sunshine couldn't get any more relaxing, along came the garden rocking chair.
This affordable black metal design just needs a couple of cushions and you'll soon be 'rocking' the night away.
Get comfortable with this pair of generous outdoor armchairs; the perfect spot for a lazy afternoon with a book or early morning coffee whilst you watch the garden waking up.
Crafted from weather-resistant polyurethane 'bamboo' with powder-coated steel frames you don't need to worry about the odd spring shower - just rescue the removable cushions and wait out the rain.
A great price for two outdoor chairs, this wooden chair set (with table available separately) are practical and functional.
Made from acacia wood and with hinged folding mechanisms for easy storage they're a great option for the patio or balcony.
For more solid wood options explore our best wooden outdoor furniture guide.
This monochrome black Acapulco chair is a lot more expensive than the colourful Homebase alternatives, but if you're after a more sophisticated look we think it's worth considering.
For extended seating options, there's also a matching black bench seat.
If you're after an injection of colour in the garden you should certainly make room for this dining chair set. Blending citrus green tones, these chairs are modern and playful and will make a great choice if you’re looking to brighten up a patio or decking area.
These outdoor chairs are made from polyurethane 'rattan', so they’re weather-resistant to an extent – just ensure you bring them inside when the weather turns.
A great affordable hanging chair option, this cotton hammock chair is lightweight, easy to store when not in use, and perfect indoors or outdoors for year-round use.
It comes with wooden spreader bar and all the essentials for indoor hanging from a joist, but it doesn't have a stand, so you will need to make sure you have a sturdy tree branch, porch or pergola you can hang this from outdoors.
If you have a small outdoor space, then maximising its potential is all about clever solutions, and this folding bistro bench from Argos Home could be one of them.
Designed to fold away when not in use, this small garden bench means you won't need much storage space to keep it dry during the winter months, and at 82cm wide it remains compact in size even when unfolded - great for balconies and tiny suntraps.
We love the unusual shape of this dining chair set, which complements the matching outdoor armchairs further up on the list.
Cocooned in this 'butterfly-shaped' design with a high back and arms, garden guests may never want to leave...
If you're looking for somewhere comfortable to lounge outdoors when the sun comes out - but that isn't going to be kept in storage in the shed for the rest of the year - then this indoor/outdoor beanbag from Cox & Cox could be an option worth considering.
It makes ideal extra family seating indoors, and when the sun comes out the UV-resistant and splash-proof fabric with sturdy double-stitched seams makes it perfect for dragging out onto the deck and making yourself comfortable - although you might have to beat the kids to it.