When it comes to buying garden furniture, doing your research is very important. This is because there are so many different materials that go into making garden furniture and narrowing down your choices can be difficult.

Here, we’ve looked at our own garden furniture buying experience versus Waitrose garden furniture to help you make an informed decision.

What Do You Want?

Buying garden furniture can be difficult, do you want rattan, cast aluminium, aluminium or fabric garden furniture? Do you want a dining set, sofa set, corner sofa set, corner dining set? Do you want traditional furniture or something with rising tables, fire pit tables or ice bucket tables?

With so many decisions to make we always recommend doing plenty of research before you purchase. Especially as so many furniture items can look the same but come with a different price tag.

It’s easy to fall in the trap of buying furniture with a cheaper price just because it looks like your favourite set that you’ve seen elsewhere online. This may be because the cheaper furniture is made from cheaper materials that are less weatherproof, less durable, and less likely to last.

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Our Showrooms

If you’re planning to spend money on something like garden furniture, it’s important to be able to physically see the product, and this is why we opened garden furniture showrooms around the UK.

These showrooms allow us to present our high-quality furniture to consumers so that they can see and assess the quality of the furniture for themselves. This also allows customers to get advice and knowledge from our team of highly trained professionals who have all the necessary product knowledge to help.

This is what we believe sets us apart from supermarkets and online high street retailers of garden furniture, like Waitrose. Waitrose stocks garden furniture from big name brands like Bramblecrest, however there is nowhere for customers to view the full collection in store.

Some larger Waitrose stores may display select sets, but it is unlikely you will be able to test and compare each set in their range. It is also unlikely that their staff will be as knowledgeable about the products.

However, stocking items from well-known brands does allow Waitrose to contact these suppliers for knowledge and product info if required. While Waitrose’s website is easy to navigate, there is only a small range of garden furniture available when compared to our own website, meaning that choice is limited.

Delivery & Assembly

Whilst furniture pricing is similar between us and Waitrose, we are proud to offer free UK delivery on orders over £50 whereas Waitrose charges a small fee of £5.95 for standard delivery, no matter the amount you spend.

Additionally, while most of our furniture comes assembled, we do offer an assembly service delivery option for a small cost, but there are no assembly services listed from Waitrose, meaning you do not have the option for someone to unbox and assemble the furniture for you.


In conclusion, we’re confident that when it comes to researching garden furniture and making the correct choice, White Stores can offer a better service that helps the customer in choosing and ordering their perfect garden furniture set.