Best garden sculptures and features for a stunning outdoor space
Stamp your own style on your outdoor space with our favourite decorative garden sculptures and features.
Any garden, whatever its size, can be truly enhanced with some decorative features. They will add colour, form and interest to the setting and stimulate the senses. Don’t be afraid to go large in a small space. One generously proportioned item may have more impact and presence in a compact space than a riot of smaller objects. Wherever possible, invest in pieces that are well crafted, as flimsier items won’t stand the test of time against the elements.
For best results, keep it simple as too many items will make the space appear untidy and cluttered.
Best garden sculptures
Made from weighty cast iron with a rust coating, these decorative pigs will continue to weather outside, enhancing their appearance and adding to their charm. Display them in groups or as a single entity on the lawn or patio.
- £65 each
- Buy from coxandcox.co.uk
Granite-finish pond in a pot
Attract a wider diversity of wildlife into your garden with a lightweight, sculptural fibreglass mini pond. This 80cm container is supplied with a plant support ring to help keep the pond plants in the correct depth of water. Available in a choice of 15 colours.
Sandpiper bird sculptures
Well-placed sculptures make wonderful focal points in an outdoor setting. This charming pair of sandpipers are crafted from sheet steel and could be displayed on dry land, at the edge of or in a garden pond.
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- £234 each or £395 for two
- Buy from gardenartandsculpture.co.uk
Decorative wall trellis panels
Attach this solid steel trellis to a wall or boundary fence to provide a supportive structure for climbing annuals such as sweet peas, roses, espalier fruit or edible climbers. Available in three widths and comes with a 10-year guarantee. Here's our choice of the best climbing plants for growing up the trellis
This eye-catching range of metal fencing panels and garden screens will transform a garden from ordinary to extraordinary. Available in a variety of different metals, each item in the range boasts unique laser-cut decorative designs.
- Prices start from £237 (Drift panel, shown here, £429)
- Buy from starkandgreensmith.com
Sentosa cascade water feature
This contemporary water feature would complement many garden designs. Made from Corten steel, a naturally self-rusting material that requires no painting or maintenance, it comes with everything you need for installation, including the pump.
- Buy from Primrose.co.uk
Louise Midgley is a gardener and garden writer