A garden tub can add a touch of luxury to an ordinary bathroom. Garden tubs are larger than most bathtubs, and they may provide a means for a more satisfying soak.


Garden tubs were common in 18th century France, where individuals placed soaking tubs in their outside gardens. Sometime later, these tubs popped up in England. Individuals placed them in garden rooms to overlook their estate.

Today’s Use

In homes today, garden tubs are often underneath a window in the master bathroom. They are usually for soaking only, although the term now includes whirlpool tubs with jets or showers.


Homeowners may install a garden tub into their current home as long as they have the necessary space. Size requirements range from 5 to 6 feet in length and about 40-inches in width, although this varies based on manufacturer and style.