Are Banana Benches and Half-Moon Benches the Same Thing?

Here at Mr Teak, we’re experts in anything to do with garden furniture, and with so many styles and materials available, it can be hard to identify the difference between your next garden purchase and your perfect garden purchase.

In this article we’ll be asking are half moon benches and banana benches the same thing?

What is a Banana Bench?

A Banana bench is an extremely popular type of garden bench, their contemporary design and comfortable shape make them one of the most popular styles for outdoor spaces.

Banana benches get their name from their curved shape in both the seat and rolling crescent backrest of the design, resembling the curve of a banana.

The rounded wave-like style of Banana benches make them perfect for gardens or patios with a modern aesthetic.

The curved rail allows you to sit ‘in’ rather than ‘on’ this style of furniture, making them incredibly comfortable while not sacrificing support.

A curve adds sophistication and modernity to an outdoor space, our waved banana chairs or benches are a splash of tranquillity and are even more impactful when combined with our flowing banana coffee table, creating a chic statement set.

What is a Half-Moon Bench?

Often Banana benches can be mislabelled half moon benches, and while some styles are almost indistinguishable, true half moon benches vary slightly to a Banana bench.


Banana benches and half-moon benches are both types of curved benches, but they differ in their size, shape, and intended use.

Banana benches have a more pronounced curve and are designed to provide seating for multiple people. 

They are often larger than half-moon benches, and their curved shape makes them ideal for use in both public and domestic spaces like parks or gardens where people may want to sit and socialise with one another. 

They may also have a wider middle section to accommodate more people and can be quite long in their length.

Benefits of a Banana Bench

There are several benefits to using a Banana bench as outdoor furniture, including. 


The curved shape of the bench provides a comfortable seating position, allowing for better support for the back and legs. This makes it an ideal seating option for longer periods of sitting and relaxing.


The curve of the bench allows people to face each other, making it easier to engage in conversation and enjoy each other's company.


Banana benches add a unique and interesting visual element to outdoor spaces. The curved shape can create a visually appealing focal point and add a touch of elegance and sophistication to the area.


Due to its shape, a banana bench can fit in smaller outdoor spaces where traditional straight benches may not fit. This can be particularly useful in urban areas or smaller gardens where space is at a premium.


This type of garden furniture can also be used for various outdoor activities, such as reading, sunbathing, or enjoying a picnic.

Why Choose Mr Teak?

Our products are sourced from legal and sustainable projects as we believe the knowledge of giving back to the environment only enhances the experience of relaxing in our premium garden furniture. 

Via our ethos of using the highest quality sustainable wood without having a negative impact on the environment you are helping towards the fight against deforestation, as well as making sure more trees are planted to replace those that were used to make your furniture.

Not only does this reduce your carbon footprint, but also guarantees the longevity of your products due to the quality of the Indonesian legal wood and the high standard of joinery we have upheld for 20 years. 

With free UK delivery, a free 12 month warranty and a two week money back guarantee, now might be the time to check out our versatile range and regular special offers at Mr Teak.