A garden tub refers to a large, deep bath tub that is either located in a garden or an indoor location with a simulated outdoor feel. Garden tubs are meant for soaking and relaxation and usually do not include a shower or jets.
Garden tubs were historically used in peaceful garden settings in France and other European countries. Modern day garden tubs are often placed indoors near large windows to allow a steady stream of natural light. Plants and flowers can be added to create a faux natural setting. Garden tubs are available in many makes, models and sizes. Some have steps leading up to and into the tub.