Garden art, just like regular art is objective. You either love it, like it or hate it. But there are a few things to keep in mind when choosing art for your small garden.
1. Size and scale
Obviously in a small garden you won’t be able to place a huge sculpture, but regardless you still have to beware of the size of the piece. You don’t want it to overwhelm the space nor do you want it to get lost between the plants. Choose something that is somewhere in between. A piece that fits just right in the garden space.
2. How much garden art is too much?
Since you are working in a small space, it can quickly become cluttered and chaotic with too many art pieces. It’s probably best to stick to one piece that has enough personality and vibrancy that you don’t need any more. If you do want more than one piece, place them in areas far enough from each other so that each one can be featured by itself.
3. Choosing a style
To get the most cohesive looking garden, you should choose a piece that fits in with the style of your garden. For example place a contemporary piece in a modern garden or a more classical piece in a more traditional garden.
But the most important thing is that it speaks to you, if you love it so will your garden.
Here’s some garden art we’ve encountered.
Fairchild Botanical Garden
This amazing piece of garden art was on display at the Fairchild Botanical Garden. It looks like an alien species of plant growing from within the water.
These topiaries would normally not be considered garden art. But since they are intrically formed into real life shapes, they instantly become living works of art.