Can there be a more lovely setting for a sculpture than out in the natural surroundings of a garden? There’s something so charming about discovering a piece of art peeking out from the surrounding foliage, as if it has been waiting to surprise and delight visitors. Equally it can be quite breath-taking to see a big, bold statue commanding attention in the centre of a lawn or patio. If you’re searching for artistic inspiration, take a look around our collection of garden sculptures where you’re sure to find something to enhance your outdoor space.
For those who are feeling fruity, there are the hand-crafted Big Apple and Big Pear. These composite stone artworks would look especially charming placed under a real apple or pear tree, but are sure to add visual interest to any setting. Staying on a natural theme, we have the Big Acorn and Big Walnut. Try these as standalone pieces, or group a few together for extra impact.
It’s always nice to have a feline friend for company, and our snowy white Stone Cat makes for a lovely companion in the garden, or would look great sunning himself on a patio. If you’re not a cat person, don’t worry, we’ve got a range of other animals including a pair of marble doves, and a bronze frog.
Last, but by no means least, meet our fabulous Sphinx who will reign over your garden with her regal gaze, greeting visitors in grand style.
Just when the Daffs and early spring flowers started sprouting eagerly up from the soil, and the days are getting decidly lighter longer, what happens but huge blanketing of snow all across Great Britain!
There is no doubt about it, the new fallen snow never fails to enchant but I think we are ready for warmer days.
Helping your plants and shrubs cope with the latest snowfall, one can take a little time to walk around the garden helping the plants by shaking the snow from their bending branches. Leave the old growth of tender plants on the plants through the winter as it will protect the crown from the coldest of weather. That may be a little late advice but try to remember next November when the plants are dying down.
Another trick I used when I had a large Birch tree growing right in front of the house, was once all those pretty golden leaves fell off and covered my front garden, I put a wonderful, rich, layer of compost over all the leaves. My garden was transformed from an unholy mess, to clean, instantly, The blanket of compost kept the tender plants a bit more protected from the frost and snow. In the spring the leaves had rotted underneath the compost and everything was ready to dig and turn over. looking very rich and fertile indeed, despite the soil really being very chalky!
Turning away from the cold outside and focusing our attention to the home, after all the holiday decorations are taken down inside and the pine needles swept away, it really can look a bit cheerless. In our home accent section we have a wonderful selection of pretty bowls for storage or display. Bright, clean lines, and gorgeous colour, the bowls will brighten up any table top, shelves, or counters adding a little pep to the interior of your home.
Our indoor water fountains will also add a freshness to stale winter air as it burbles away. We have a wonderful large selection and most of the fountains will fit on any window sill in any room. What a delightful way to soothe and recharge, listening to the gentle cascade of your very own little water fountain!
We have also introduced a new range of garden statues. Please feel free to browse through the new garden statues category – over one hundred hand made Chilstone statues just arrived !