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Garden Ornaments

In western cultures, the uses of garden ornaments were first known to be commonly used in ancient Roman gardens. There have been many examples of ancient gardens which have been excavated from both Pompeii and Herculaneum. The Garden à la française (French formal garden) and Italian Renaissance garden were the most popular garden styles using different created forms in the garden and landscape.  These garden styles have been followed and recreated through high art and kitsch interpretations ever since then.

More recently the English landscape garden has expanded in scale and some garden ornaments are now used in theatre and various other performances. The Asian tradition of using garden ornaments associated with Feng Shui principles has timeless influences that is still popular today. Chinese scholar’s rocks, Korean stone art, Zen rock gardens and Japanese gardens with Suiseki all have very symbolic meaning and natural ornamental qualities.

Garden Design

When it comes to garden design, every individual has their own preferences which can be influenced by culture, hobbies or interests. Choices can also be governed by the size and style of your garden, as well as your budget. For some, a stone figurine to decorate a patio or a gnome peering from shrubbery may be ideal; while for others a life size statue or water feature must be the focal point of their garden. A garden ornament can be small and simple or grand with an intricate design. It can be something to sit next to, or stand and admire from a distance.

Metal & Stone Garden Ornaments

When selecting garden ornaments, you must be realistic with size, and chose pieces relevant to the dimensions of your garden. You must also consider the theme and style of your garden, making sure that the piece you select ‘feels right at home’ when you place it in your garden. It also may be a good idea to consider the materials the piece is made from, whether metal or stone, where it will be placed in your garden and whether it will enhance the visual appeal of the area. You must work with the ‘less is more’ theory, as too many ornaments can be negatively viewed as hoarding, and take away the enhancing effect you desired.

Mill Race Gardens believes that your garden ornament choices are a personal statement and say a lot about your personality and who you are. That is why we stock a wide variety of ornaments and pieces that ooze individuality, humour, creativity and are quite colourful! Feel free to have a look today!