Tip complements of Harper's Statuary & Water Gardens
Statuary is a wonderful addition to enhance your garden and it's a great way to showcase your personality and taste. There are many varieties of statues available to create just about any type of feel you are looking to convey within your surroundings. Take a moment to see how a few garden themes can include statues to liven up your entire landscape.
You can use groups of small animals to capture the essence of the world undeveloped by modern technologies. You can also use the larger animals in occasional places to draw attention to the favorite areas of your landscape. Small tree mountable statues, such as squirrels and tree frogs are a great way to add to the upper sites of your garden.
From the traditional gnome garden to a landscape filled with fairies, elves, dragons and monsters, it's easy to add a touch of whimsy to the landscape using statuary. You could even place an oversized Sasquatch so that it's peering back at your house from the trees or post a medieval knight to guard the entrance to the garden; the sky is the limit with your imagination.
Families with little ones often use benches and statues of children to create a playful atmosphere. Fairies, children playing, and other cute statuary can give your home a fun feeling! Children love anything that looks magical, so give them magical fairies, mystical creatures, and animals to chase.
If you wish, you can add devotional statues to surround yourself with religious comfort. An angel statue can make people feel as if a guardian angel is looking after their garden. Some prefer to be more elaborate and place statues of Jesus, Mary, or various Saints. These can be paired beautifully with benches to add inspiration and function to your garden.
For those who prefer a "less is more" approach, a classical themed garden can be easily attained by utilizing a single statue to enhance a focal point of your landscape. A Greek statue at an entryway or an angel at a bench is a simplistic way to add striking beauty to one area. Some choose to place a statue of their favorite animal near a plant or shrub around the house. From birdbaths attracting our feathered friends, to reproductions of famous statues from great sculptors, you can make any back yard into a classical paradise.
Water gardens have become a very popular addition to landscaping. Statues can be used around fountains and ponds to add to the beauty of your water garden. The addition of some subtle night lighting provides lovely garden highlights during your summer evening entertaining!
Using a statue that doubles as a water fountain gives animation to the figure, and adds more life to your garden. Some life-sized statues pour water into your pond making a great centerpiece or focal point for the water feature.
Plan a visit to Viette's beautiful gardens and see how Andre has utilized Harper's statuary to enhance his gardens. Then head just up the road and see all the great statuary that Harper's has to offer! You certainly won't be disappointed in their huge selection!