Look carefully and see how decorative ironwork layers the yard, creating a cool visual contrast to all the plants and fresh flowers. With sundials and more, this outdoor space has no shortage of interesting artwork.
A Georgia garden incorporates designs and statues loved by the homeowners, including Pacific Northwest style in the form of conifers and sculptures, like the one to the right, which are reproductions of Frank Lloyd Wright pieces. The statue is a Nichols Bros. reproduction of Wright's "Midway Sprite" collection.
Increase safe passage in public areas of a garden by installing lighting. Beautiful stair rails feature a leaf motif. The railings appear to have sprouted from the ground and blend beauty with function, making the pathway safe and inviting. The garden design was very specific on circles and center points, requiring dutiful attention to axis points and perfect radii.
Set off your sculptures in a section of the garden with another sculpture, such as an arbor, pergola, gazebo or trellis. This outdoor room, by garden designer Susanne Hudson, incorporates Gothic-style church windows.
Sculptures of a boy pouring out a bucket and a girl holding onto her sunhat are positioned in a flowering, lush outdoor garden. A stone archway outlines a doorway that serves as a side entrance to the home.
Down a short flight of stairs from the sun porch, the outdoor space expands again into an amazing sculpture garden and lounge. A series of tall sculptures are mixed with tables and chairs that also have an artistic quality. Brooklyn remains as close as a glance over the wall but with so many visual delights between it and the garden, the city feels worlds away.
The owners of this Arizona property wanted an elegant and modern outdoor space that related architecturally to their house and would be used for entertaining in a gallery-like setting. The two large sculptures were pieces the owners had in storage, and they were incorporated into the award-winning design by landscape architect Steve Martino.
The rawness of this stone sculpture contrasts with flowering plants, such as hydrangeas, in the Georgia garden of Lyman and Becky Smith. After Lyman Smith, a Georgia Tech graduate, retired from the telecommunications industry, he devoted time to creating his garden, with sections inspired by Japanese gardens, conifers from the Pacific Northwest and traditional Southern plants.