Our round up of the best outdoor rocking chairs is guaranteed to give your garden even more of a staycation vibe. A rocking chair is such a lovely addition to a garden and instantly creates a lovely relaxing space to while away the hours with a book and a cuppa (or a gin, no judgement here).
Below, we have covered loads of different styles of rocking chair to suit all types of gardens and plenty of price points too. So just keep on scrolling to get shopping, then take a look at our garden furniture buying guide for even more great picks.
Best outdoor rocking chairs
Obviously, this rocking chair isn't in a garden but you can use it outside during the summer and in the winter it can be a gorgeous addition to your living room.
This chair would bring such a lovely boho feel into your garden, we can so imagine it in an outdoor living room next to a firepit – pop a cushion and throw on it to make it even more comfortable and stylish.
Made from a metal frame with a woven natural rattan seat to create a simple Scandi style.
We love the chevron design of this rocking chair – it's so chic and simple.
We think this chair would fit in with any garden style, from really traditional patios to uber-modern decking areas. You can choose between a lovely warm wood or a stylish grey finish. Plus this chair would be really easy to paint if you are after a specific colour for your garden. Again, pop a nice cushion on for added comfort.
Made from weather-resistant acacia wood, this is a hard-wearing design. Apply teak oil as and when required to keep it looking its best.
- Shop Wayfair Linda Rocking Chair
This is another good choice if you are after a rocking chair that can be used both indoors and outdoors.
We think this is such an easy piece to style in different ways – in the summer when it's in the garden you can pop a nice colourful cushion on it and when you bring it indoors in the winter you can throw a sheepskin rug over it to create a stylish Scandi look. A lovely versatile piece that's not going to date.
As this is made from rattan, you'll need to make sure you have somewhere to store this design inside in bad weather.
- Shop Maisons du Monde rattan rocking chair
If you are after a budget-friendly rocking chair, this model from Argos would be perfect. It's by far the cheapest of our picks but still a really stylish piece of garden furniture.
This chair isn't huge so it's great for small gardens, balconies or patios, plus it's stackable so really easy to store. We love the slatted detail, which adds interest to the design.
Made from a steel frame, it's weatherproof and waterproof so can stay outside all winter. It also comes fully assembled.
- Shop Argos Home Steel Rocking Chair
If you really like the more contemporary design of the Argos rocking chair but want something that's potentially going to be a bit longer lasting and more sturdy, go for this option from Maisons du Monde.
The steely blue colour is so stylish and would be a really easy way to bring a bit of colour into a patio or decking area, but it does also come in white if you like a more neutral look.
Inspired by the design of chairs in Parisian parks, this metal chair is super durable. Some self assembly is required.
- Shop Maisons du Monde Blue Grey Metal Outdoor Rocking Chair
Adirondack chairs have been everywhere the last couple of summers – they have such a cool, relaxed, beach look to them that works so well in any garden.
We love this take on the design – keep the classic Adirondack shape but turn it into a stylish rocking chair for ultimate comfort.
Our pick is the untreated model, but there are red and grey options that have already been painted if you'd prefer. We liked the fact that with this option you can choose between the plain wood finish or paint yourself in the perfect colour for your garden.
- Shop La Redoute Adirondack Style Rocking Chair
Of course Made.com would make a super stylish, really unique rocking chair – and we love this style.
The colours are fabulous! We like this pink and blue combo and think it's the perfect way to add a splash of vibrant colour to a patio space.
Unlike any of our other picks, this rocking chair is made of plastic, a practical choice for garden furniture as it can withstand a shower or two. It's still a good idea to store this away over winter though.
- Shop Made.com Pya Garden Rocker
How to choose the best outdoor rocking chair
Above you will hopefully find a garden rocking chair that you love and suits your style, but beyond looks, there are a few practical things you will want to consider before buying:
How long do you want your rocking chair to last?
This is very much linked to the price you want to pay, but essentially do you want a budget-friendly option that lasts a few summers or are you after an investment piece that will stay in your garden for many years to come? We have covered both above so the choice is yours.
What should your rocking chair be made of?
Again, this essentially comes down to how much you want to spend. A more budget, simple rocking chair made of metal isn't going to be as good quality as a solid wooden one for example. Also, think about whether you want to be able to leave your rocking chair out no matter what the weather during the summer rather than storing it away – we have some rattan options in our round up that will need to be inside over the winter.
How big should your rocking chair be?
This will partly depend on the size of your garden, but also think about how you will store your rocking chair in the winter months. Do you have to be able to fit them into a shed or into your home? Or do you need a rocking chair that can be left out over the winter?