Garden Statues and Sculptures - A Gallery

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Photo 3 - Those little ducks may look real from this photo, but they are not.  They are very cute in the little pond setting there I think.
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Photo 4 - This is in a wooded, shady area where there is a pond.  Its very lovely.
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Sculptures in Gardens

Sculptures and other art found in gardens are a beautiful thing to behold. Or, they can be interesting or generate some real curiosity sometimes. Most often though, they are a thing of beauty. This hub is dedicated to art and sculpture in the garden, both serious and fun in nature. I hope you enjoy it.

Photos of Sculptures and Other Art in Gardens

Photo 1 - This lovely sculpture is a favorite of mine, very beautiful. She is overlooking a water garden and several flowers. At some point, I hope to find out more about each of these sculptures and what the inspiration and stories were for each, if that can be found. So different from other forms of art, often these pieces don't have any name attached to even give credit to, much less a name.

Photo 2 - Man and Woman sculptures in a pond, in this case at the St. Louis Botanical Gardens. I think it adds such a unique touch to the beauty of the pond and garden surrounding.

Photo 3 - Little ducks resting on rocks sculpture. I love these little ducks, and you may have to click on the image to see this one close up to get more detail. Its so fun, and sits in the middle of a little pond area.

Photo 4 - This sculpture is of three lovely ladies together, and you may need to click on it also to see it a bit larger for the detail that can be seen. Very elegant.

Photo 5 - Woman seeming to ride a dolphin sculpture. This one has a lot of artistic flair to it, and has a lot of movement to it. Very unique, I have never seen anything like it.

Photo 6 - A very beautiful, gorgeous sculpted angel fountain. Look closely if you can at the base of this particular piece. Its just amazing, and this is a piece of art in which you know more is going on than meets the eye initially. There are two small pitchers she is holding out at either side as well, pouring out little streams of water. Just lovely, in my opinion. I think this may be my favorite of this collection.

Photo 7 - This photo is taken in Chesterfield Missouri in a park, and its one of the most unique pieces of art I had seen in a while. This piece is huge compared to all the others here. Look closely at how small the little ducks are at its base. Very unique and angular.

Photo 8 - A little girl with butterflies flying about. This is such a sweet sculpture, I just love it. This one was taken at the butterfly house in Missouri.

Photo 9 - Three large dancing angels I believe, atop very high pedestals in a garden setting. I loved the colorful flowers, and the backdrop of the sculptures really adds so much to an already pretty place, in my opinion.

Photo 10 - Sculpture of a child playing with a sundial in a garden setting. So lovely I think and sweet. A really neat piece for any garden.

Photo 11 - These are little sheep benches at the St. Louis Botanical Garden! They are not just sculptures, but functional sculptures and I have seen young and old take advantage of these wonderful "seats." Someone had fun creating these.

Photo 12 - This may be the most unique of the sculptures in this gallery, and I can only guess it catches and collects water when it rains. Very unique, in three pieces. This was very near a rose garden at the St. Louis Botanical Gardens also.

* I have noticed that many garden centers both commercial and specialty, selling beautiful sculptures and other yard or garden decorations. Its a market that has its buyers, and people love to add beauty to their surroundings with such things. I think its a lot of fun and brings an added touch of joy and beauty to things.

We had the joy of going to yet another botanical garden this Summer for the first time, which is one of my favorite things to do when I travel. It was at the Denver Botanical Gardens. Since I have started paying more attention to the art and sculptures in gardens, I really notice them now and try to capture them with my camera.

Each garden has little treasures tucked away so often, at least this is what I have found. If not man made, for sure there are always little gifts of nature to us to enjoy and remember.

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Ralph Deeds 4 years ago

I believe several of the sculptures are by Carl Milles, former director of the Cranbrook Academy of Art. They are beautiful.

I've taken hundreds of pictures of Milles' Orpheus Fountain at Cranbrook.

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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

How very special this Hub is. I am just in awe of your work. You should take a long rest after this contest is over; you deserve it. You deserve to win too!!! I'll be surprised if you don't. Goodnight, Mary


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phoenixarizona 4 years ago from Australia

Gorgeous. Good luck with the contest!


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Simone Smith 4 years ago from San Francisco

What interesting statues! The sheep are, by far, my favorites :D


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oceansnsunsets 4 years ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Ralph, thanks so much, and I am learning about Carl Milles more and more. He did some amazing work! Thanks for the comment and visit. :)

Mary, thanks so much for your kind words. Its always a joy to get a comment from you, thanks for stopping by. :)

PhoenixArizona, thank you!

Simone, I absolutely love the sheep too! They are too cute, and that they are functional benches is even better!


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Enlydia Listener 4 years ago from trailer in the country

Nice photos. Thank your for sharing them. I like the one of the little boy at the sundial. Reminds me of a book I read as a child.


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oceansnsunsets 4 years ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Enlydia, thank you so much. That one that you mentioned, the boy with the sundial has always been very eye catching to me. Once you said that about a book as a child, it struck a chord with me somehow. Wonder if I have seen that same book as a child, hmmm. Thanks for your comment and visit. :)

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