Adding garden sculptures is a beautiful way to enhance your landscaping. There are some very elegant options available, and they come in many different materials, from metal, wood, or stone to poly-resin. It is important that garden sculptures can stand up to the elements, so choose a material that will provide long lasting beauty. Wood sculptures are attractive, but if you choose wood, make sure it is treated regularly with a good sealer.
Garden sculptures run the range from functional to ornamental, and some are dual purpose, such as faux rocks that contain lights. Other options include birdbaths, fountains, statues, and even sculpted school mascots to be displayed in gardens or courtyards. Garden sculptures can also be custom made or homemade. Have one designed especially for your garden and incorporate your own designs, a favorite object, or a monogram.
Some people fashion “junk” into garden sculptures, which proves that one man’s trash can easily become another man’s, or woman’s, treasure. Artists use all sorts of objects, from copper tubing and other metals to wood, glass, and mosaic tiles.
So, what kinds of garden sculptures are commonly chosen? Angels or cherubs tend to be high in popularity. Some prefer lifelike sculptures of people, often children, while others like realistic looking garden sculptures that represent animals. It is an issue of personal taste, which is why you can also find fine art reproductions, such as Rodin’s The Thinker.
Garden sculptures add another dimension to your already beautiful garden, whether they do so by adding something more whimsical or by lending an air of formality and elegance. Many people also enjoy the sound of water and use sculpted fountains in the garden to incorporate the soothing effect of trickling water. A garden should be a calming space that allows people to relax and enjoy nature. Adding garden sculptures is often just the finishing touch when creating the perfect, soothing garden.
Garden sculptures are available in specialty shops, nurseries, and even online. Take a look and see if you can find something to add another dimension to your garden.