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I am redesigning my garden from scratch. It is an unusual shape and is in sun most of the day. So far we have cleared it and put up new fences. Now the design bit starts. I intend to plan it on paper and then mark it out in the garden. I have various books which suggest sizes for most things but not sun loungers. I will have two wooden loungers with a small table. What would the minimum area needed be ? I know i can alter when i mark it out but it is just to give me a starting point.  


  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 22,729

    I'd say that each sun lounger needs at least as much as its own width down each side and at the ends. They have to be assembled and the person using them needs to be able to get on and off.

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  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,563

    I'm assuming you are considering what size of paved or grassed area (surrounded by planting) you need for the loungers. I'd say a minimum area of 4x4m would be enough, giving you flexibility to move/turn the loungers to face where you want them with room all around for circulation. 

  • Thanks for info. It will be a paved area surrounded by planting. Cant wait to start picking what plants to put where. The last year has been spent clearing the garden and putting up new fences.


  • And always allow a bit more room than you think will suffice. Room to walk around, shuffle, put the wine glass etc

  • Could never forget room for the wine glass.

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