Maui School Garden Network
July 28, 2020
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Garden Sculptures And Statues

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Garden sculptures and statues can help to enhance any garden area, and complete the overall look that the home owner is trying to achieve. There are several different sculptures to choose from depending on the taste of the owner. Typically you will find numerous plants, trees, and shrubs in the garden, however, people now want more. Garden sculpture has become very popular, and knowing what to choose can be daunting.

No matter what size the garden is, having a center piece is the perfect way to complete the overall look of the outside space. The garden sculptures and statues can be found in several different materials, and whatever one is chosen will need to compliment the remaining elements of the garden. Having the right garden sculpture with enhance the area, however, having the wrong sculpture will make the garden garish.

The garden statues can be a huge range of different designs, and there is very little that hasn't been produced. Popular styles of garden sculpture include Greek statues, hard carved gargoyles, and striking metal masterpieces. Whether the home owner wants to play it safe with ornamental bird baths and planters, or be extravagant with their taste there is something for everyone.

When choosing the right garden sculpture there are several things that need to be considered. The homeowner should look at the size of the garden, and the overall design. Not all gardens will suit elaborate and impressive garden sculptures and statues. Some will look better with smaller, more subtle pieces that will enhance the existing features.

If the wrong garden sculpture is chosen it will retract all of the beauty that it holds, and it will sit uncomfortably in the garden. The overall theme of the garden has to be chosen first before any garden statues are bought and placed. If the garden is traditional in style and theme, placing a very modern garden sculpture will be a bad choice.

Often the garden sculptures and statues are placed to enhance a specific area, or feature of the garden. If a water feature is in a dominate area having a garden sculpture that enhances it is ideal, however, placing something like a huge Buddha will look strange. Every element of the garden has to be considered, and it should flow naturally from one area to the next. If the garden statues are too large they will take away any natural beauty the garden has.

Often the size of the garden sculptures and statues is the biggest mistake that is made, and far too many times the garden sculptures are not in proportion to the size of the garden. Another common mistake is to place far too many sculptures and statues in the area. The garden can quickly become a show room for all of the statues rather than a tranquil garden with some carefully placed garden sculptures.

Although better quality garden sculptures and statues will cost more, they will look better, and last longer. The statues will need to stand in the garden throughout the whole year and withstand all weather conditions. Taking the time to purchase the correct garden statues will ensure that in many years to come the statues will be standing proudly in the garden.


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