Great inspiration for adding wonderful characters to your garden, from gargoyles and dragons to frogs and dinosaurs, there's something for every gardener.
2 June 2016
Gardens are the perfect opportunity for you to let your personality shine. You can really use the garden as an expression of yourself, whether you prefer the big bold plants or the dainty little flowers. Adding ornaments and statues to your garden also increases the self expression and what better way to do that than with the addition of some garden characters. We've collected some inspiring characters for every personality.
When talking about garden characters we have to start with the absolute king of the garden friends, the one and only garden gnome!
Frog figurines are a popular choice seeing as visiting frogs are our natural pest control!
Whilst frogs are regular visitors to most gardens, I haven't seen too many T-Rex or Elephants poking around the suburban gardens of Sydney, however adding a miniature one to your garden is pretty cool.
If you don't fancy having a T-Rex protect your pansies how about a gargoyle?
Or if you prefer the lighter side of things, cartoon like friends might just be what your garden is missing.
Your decoration certainly doesn't have to be small, a big item can make a very strong impact. Like this dragon:
or the less mythical dragonfly:
Of course your art work doesn't have to be of the animal variety.
Statues of children are popular and playful.
Items of earthy tones really makes them at one with the garden.
Single pieces set amongst the flowers is a lovely surprise for admires of your garden to stumble upon.
Unusual items make for great conversation pieces.
What ever your personality there is bound to be a garden character right for you and your garden. I hope that you have found some inspiration from these wonderful examples.
As always if you have your own garden character we would love for you to share a photo with us on our Facebook page.
Oh dear"I was so excited to see the n you advise who supplies them? Kate KKate Keenan, 26 August 2016
Hi Kate! These are a variety of different characters unfortunately I do not know where they are all supplied from. It might be worth while looking at your local nursery they normally sell a range of great characters! Hope this helps.
interesting ornaments , but what about the costs ?it would be good if you put the size and price with the statutes , Johannajohanna bignold , 16 June 2016
Hi Johanna, We're so pleased you liked the article! It's an inspiration piece, we aren't advertising the specific ornaments merely providing ideas on decorating your garden.