Varied and original garden sculptures and figurines will transform your home and garden beyond recognition, they will create coziness and comfort and make magic. Your garden will look especially advantageous and luxurious in the presence of lighting fixtures on solar batteries, which can be placed in open areas around the flower beds and flowering shrubs to emphasize the image of landscape composition.
The advantage of garden sculptures as the main element of decor for the garden is the ease of installation, the creation of different ensembles, which will hide the shortcomings of the landscape and will add something new to the garden – something original and unexpected. They will always be pleasing to the eye, create a good mood for you and your guests.
Decorative figurines will also be able to transform the interior of the store and restaurant. Not that long ago garden sculptures were expensive. But today, garden figures became available, and their popularity is growing every day. When buying outdoor figures you must take into account the rules of landscape design, only then they will be a natural and appropriate decoration of the garden.
The main ones are: 1. to observe the proportion that is to choose the size of garden figures, given the size of the garden, and the estimated location of these sculptures. We should not forget that the figure seemed large in the large room, can easily get lost in the garden; 2.to place garden figures and sculptures of animals, birds and insects, taken into account their natural habitat. For example, garden figurines urchins should be on the footpath, sculptures of hares and foxes – on the lawn, garden figurines of snails and lizards – on the alpine hill. Decorative figures of swans, ducks and frogs should be placed near the waterfront.
LANDSCAPING figures of wild animals in the back of the garden create a sense of the forest. Decorative sculptures of flamingo, elephant, or penguin in your garden will add an exotic touch. The most popular outdoor sculptures are gnomes, patrons of good miracles. Garden gnomes can be placed on the paths in the bushes and on the porch, where they would be the guardians of your homes. In ancient times in the East near the entrance to the house symbolic fine figure stood guarding the house from evil spirits.
Their functions have not changed to this day, but the usual for us appearance gnomes got in Germany. There have been very popular legend of the dwarf in a red cap – a symbol of family well-being, and it was believed that the figure of a garden gnome necessarily bring good luck and prosperity to the house. In an industrial scale gnome figures for the garden began producing in the late XIX century in Thuringia.
Garden sculptures originate from ancient Greece. In ancient times, sculptures decorated temples, amphitheaters, town squares; statues of gods and mythical heroes stood in the gardens of the nobility. These sculptures attributed magical powers and gave them a symbolic value. According to historians, there were more statues and garden sculpture in ancient Athens than the living people.