Garden statues have long been a popular adornment for the garden, for parks, and for other outdoor areas. Items like gargoyles and other statues may even be added to homes and other buildings in order to further enhance the look and appeal of that building. Water fountains can bring an extra element to the garden while promoting peace and tranquillity through the relaxing and soothing sound of the running water.
The material that is used to create the fountain is an important choice. Stone is a commonly used material because its natural properties lend themselves ideally to use outdoors while the stone can be worked and formed into the desired shape and sculpture to create the perfect looking outdoor monument. Alternative materials may include man-made resins which are made to enjoy the same good looking appearance as stone but with a longer life and other improved properties.
Water features are very popular because they enable gardeners to add an extra element to their garden design. As well as structures, plants, and other forms of coverage, the addition of water provides a great looking and highly attractive element to the garden design. Water and stone are often combined, especially in Japanese gardens where the two are believed to complete and complement one another. The sound of water can be incredibly relaxing and enjoyable to those that walk in the garden too.
Gargoyles are becoming a very popular form of garden ornament. They have enjoyed something of a chequered history. It is believed that gargoyles were first used in western Europe as a means of reminding pagans what can happen to those that sin. They have also been used as a means of warding off evil spirits and demons, but they are more commonly used now as a means of decoration.
Whether you want a gargoyle or a princess, and whether you prefer water features or free standing statues you can find a great selection of garden ornaments and garden statues that can be used to create the environment and the design that you really want from your outside living space.