Garden statues, sculptures, water features and ornaments enhance the beauty and splendour of a garden. They can be set amongst shrubbery, partly obscured from view or highlighted and placed on columns or pedestals at various points throughout the garden.
Choosing garden ornaments is an art, but it has its own set of rules. Here are some simple guidelines to help you chose the right garden furniture and decorations for your garden.
Statues can be used subtly throughout your garden, or in a more formal manner, depending on the figure. To make them stand out, consider the following:
- Keep in mind the plants you have. Arrange in a way that both figurine and plants work together and do not compete for attention.
- Limit the number of pieces per area. Make sure every piece can stand on its own and is easily viewable.
- Formal pieces, such as busts, are best in a formal setting, while charming little pieces are better in informal or country style gardens.
Some homeowners love to highlight a particular plant or ornament as the centrepiece of the whole garden. If you plan to do the same, make sure that the piece works well with the rest of the landscape. Whether it is a water feature, sundial, large birdbath, or even a barbecue, it should go well with the existing trees, grass, shrubs and climbers already found in your garden.
Your theme should focus on items that blend with your garden, not ones that compete with it. For example bush gardens often don’t go well with a classic Greek statue. Plants, trees and flowerbeds should double as an accent as well as standalone elements. Less is more and one or two well-chosen pieces can be more effective than several random items put together.
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