Garden ideas: how to use art and found objects in the garden

sculpture in the garden

A bull’s head sculpture adds interest to a lush border. Below, a bright orange chair punctuates the end of a fern garden path. Both of these photos are of the Larnach Castle gardens in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Fern path

A single, special object can have the biggest impact. Try a piece you love in the place of an accent or structure plant, or to fill a blank spot. Or paint an old chair, trellis, or gate in your favorite color or one of the colors in your garden scheme.

If you like a more-is-more approach: here’s an artist’s garden packed with art and found objects.

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