If you want to decorate your garden, you have a large number of options available to you. Flowers, topiary, shrubs, ponds and even a maze if your garden is big enough, but these are all natural means of decoration if you get my drift, while there are also a large number of ways to decorate a garden using man-made options.
Her are six ideas that you can use to decorate your garden using artificial means, or a combination of synthetic and natural.
1. Gazebos and Similar Garden Decorations
A gazebo is a roofed structure that you can use for relaxation or even to grow climbing flowers around. Similar structures include pergolas, summerhouses and arbors. For these you need a reasonably sized garden. Otherwise they would look out of place. The gazebo is the classic garden decoration for an average garden, and the roof can be open or in the form of a covering over the top.
2. Bird-Related Structures
Gardens look good with nesting boxes, birdbaths and feeders, and a white birdbath with a small child climbing up to look into the bowl and splash a butterfly into the water is an ideal way to to decorate your garden and keep the birds cool in winter. Don’t worry – the butterfly gets away!
I like birdhouses where tits and other small birds can safely nest, and the one that catches my fancy is a nesting box in the shape of a cat’s head. The birds enter through the cat’s mouth! Very humorous and yet many bird’s accept the cat’s invitation.
3. Decorate your Rainspouts
There are many ways to decorate rainspouts that lead straight into your garden, water butt or into an open drain. One is a gargoyle dragon’s head that fits neatly onto the end of your downpipe or exit pipe and converts an ugly part of your garden into a conversation piece.
4. Garden Statues
Some gardens are made for statues that would appear incongruous in others. A lot depends on the size of both the garden and the statues, but it is an ideal way in which to decorate your garden. Here are some ideas how to use both large and small garden statues.
a) Small Statues
Anybody can decorate a garden with a garden gnome, no matter how small or large the garden. Many people dislike the idea of garden gnomes, but for those that do like the idea, there is a massive choice for you: gnomes bathing, gnomes with a wheelbarrow, gnomes mushroom hunting, gnomes. . . You name it, gnomes are doing it (yes, even that if you know where to find them).
Other small statues include fairies, frogs, newts, toads, witches, goblins – the list goes on. One of my favorites is the Sunflower Fairy: a beautiful fairy with white wings outstretched holding and gazing into a sunflower head. At 19.5 inches tall x 20 inches from wingtip to feet, this is a beautiful piece of work that you can sit by a pond, riverbank or on a window ledge.
There are many more like this that are readily available for you online.
b) Large Statues
Take your choice of large statues: they offer a fabulous way to decorate your garden, and if it is big enough to take it you can have a 5 foot statue on a plinth of an angel making an offering, copied in resin from an original in Lucca, Italy. It is a beautiful work of art, and the fiberglass construction is completely weatherproof and corrosion resistant and representative of a wide choice of religious-themed garden statues available to you.
Another option is an animal statue, and statues are available of almost any animal you can think of, and in a variety of sizes. These, along with fairy statues, would be a great idea for a children’s section of your garden where they can not only play with the statues, but also grow their own plants.
5. Garden Fountains
Fountains are beautiful water features, combining the beauty of the sculpture to the eye with the soothing sound of falling and running water. From a small 16 inch otter to a 14 foot high set of two cranes and everything in between. There is a massive range of garden fountains available for any size of garden. The range available to you online is so vast that you will be able to find one to suit you whatever your taste: religious, animal, dolphins, frogs, classic pedestal garden fountains, cherubs and even young maidens pouring water from a jar.
6. Memorial Benches
Finally, if you have a loved one you would like to remember, nothing is more appropriate than a lovely stone garden bench with an inscription to the one you love. You have a number of possible bench sizes and inscriptions, but it would be a good remembrance to keep him or her forever in your mind.
These are just six ideas for ways in which you can decorate your garden, and there will surely be something in that list which will interest you.