Garden sculptures were big news at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show and even more so at the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. There were some truly stunning pieces of art – some pricier than others – but all with the aim of bringing a calming elegance and a new dimension to our gardens, whatever the size, which is great in bringing your garden back to life, of course to actually make the garden look great, the use of landscaping services are essential and services from sites as http://yorkcountylandscapers.com/mulching-and-garden-installation/ could really help in landscaping and installing accessories in your garden.
‘As the weather warms up and we’re all spending more time outside this summer, introducing art into your garden is a great way to add some personality and make it feel more like an extension of your home, as well as creating a focal point,’ says Stephanie Robinson from the Affordable Art Fair. ‘Sculpture is a great choice – it doesn’t need to be monumental, even small works displayed in garden nooks can be a great addition to your outdoor space.’
If you’re interested in buying an outdoor sculpture, there is one really important thing to be aware of: ‘When choosing pieces, the most important thing is to make sure the materials are strong enough to withstand the great British weather,’ advises Stephanie. ‘Keep an eye out for artwork in bronze or bronze resin, concrete, granite or other stones as they can hold up against the wind and the rain.’
So, what should you look out for when investing in a piece of sculpture for your garden? ‘Don’t be afraid of humour in a piece,’ begins Stephanie. ‘Often your use of your outdoor space is about relaxation and having fun, and this can apply to your choice of art too. Feel free to play around with styles and don’t feel restricted by the design of your garden.
Stephanie notes that while a traditional English garden will look great with a stone bust for examples, juxtaposing a garden’s formal style with an abstract work can look equally stunning. ‘Any piece you choose should reflect your individual style and taste, so if you find something you really love, just go for it!’ she adds.
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