In a garden, plants are usually the main attraction, but a landscape definitely benefits from the right supporting cast. Adding garden sculptures is a beautiful way to enhance your landscaping. Garden sculptures can help add interest to a yard, highlight certain plantings and give a sense of whimsy to a garden. There are some very elegant options available, and they come in many different materials, from metal, wood, or stone to poly-resin. It is important that garden sculptures can stand up to the elements, so choose a material that will provide long lasting beauty. Wood sculptures are attractive, but if you choose wood, make sure it is treated regularly with a good sealer. Garden sculptures run the range from functional to ornamental, and some are dual purpose, such as faux rocks that contain lights. Other options include birdbaths, fountains, statues, and even sculpted school mascots to be displayed in gardens or courtyards.
Garden sculptures can also be custom made or homemade. Have one designed especially for your garden and incorporate your own designs, a favorite object, or a monogram. Before you start shopping garden sculptures, consider possible places to situate your garden sculptures. Large pieces almost beg for a central location where they can act as a focal point. Smaller pieces add a touch of entertainment and whimsy when tucked among flowers and shrubs where they seem to hide until someone discovers them.