Garden Statues are a very popular garden decor item and your first thought is probably of cheap concrete models that don’t really look all that good. Well, garden statuary has a LOT more to offer than just the concrete models.
First lets cover the many materials that garden statues are made from today. Yes, the concrete and stone models are probably the most prevalent but resin statues have become very popular as well. The advantages of resin are that it is more durable and weather resistant, they hold their color longer and have a more finished and detailed surface. Resin garden statues also come painted and they can look fantastic. Stepping up the ladder in materials brings you next to the metals (iron, copper, bronze) and then to the high end with marble. Marble statues will erode if left outdoors some many people keep their indoors.
Not sure if there is a garden statue that will appeal to you? Well, there are statues for just about any garden decor. The most common themes include:
Children with Angels
Children with Animals
Children at Play
Angels and Cherubs
Statues of Saints
Gargoyles and Goblins
Wizards and Witches
The Four Seasons
Diana the Huntress
The sizes of statues can by any size, but most commonly fall in the 6” to 2 feet tall range. The primary reason for the smaller size is to maintain cost and to make sure you can move the statues around when you want to modify your garden decor.
One of the more compelling sets of garden statues are garden fountains and water features. Garden fountains provide an additional delight to your senses with the visual and sounds of running water. By adding water to your garden area you will also attract more wildlife. From simple and small in size to large and elaborate garden fountains run the gamut in size, materials and costs.
Adding garden statues to your outdoor living spaces can add just the right touch to your garden decor. While it might take you a while to choose just the right piece, you are sure to enjoy your statues whenever you visit them in your garden.