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Garden Art Ideas

Updated on August 17, 2014

Unique Garden Art Outdoors

Exquisite, innovative and unique garden art from Stone Sculptures and Metal Art Sculptures, to Fire Torches, to outdoor Fire Bowls! Great yard art, junk art and recommended books and projects. View artistic, outdoor Christmas decorations for yards, flaming art torches, a Fountain Statue of a Woman pouring water into a stream and a tall and towering Bougainvillea flowering vine in a unique mushroom trellis.

stone garden art
stone garden art

Garden Sculpture Ideas

Contemporary Stone Garden Art Sculpture

Max Nowell's journey into dry stone sculpture started with farming where he repaired dry-stone field walls. He later left farming and took up walling full-time. He has worked with the world renowned Andy Goldsworthy, and has exhibited in galleries in Scotland and England. He writes, "My work gives the same stone a chance to express its life more immediately. Whether it is a sinuous carving of a knotted rope or an imposing dry-stone sculpture representing an egg or a seed, the ever-changing play of light and weather on the rough-textured surfaces provides endless interest, and the slow changes wrought by mosses, lichen, insects and birds only add to the richness of the piece." This archaic-looking, yet contemporary garden sculpture is a real show stopper.

Dry-Stone Sculpture Art

Copyright by Max Nowell

buddha wall art outdoors
buddha wall art outdoors

Carved Outdoor Wall Art

Buddha Wall Panel for Outdoors

A large sculptural wood picture with a carving of Buddha with eyes serenely closed, in a reflective moment. It really adds the finishing touches to this tropical patio area. This large tropical Asian garden art can be hung or left leaning against the exterior wall. This a picture of an outdoor patio in Bali, Indonesia.

Tropical Patio

© velvetocean -

Buddha Wall Panel - in Water Resistant Monkey Pod Wood

All natural, and sustainable Monkey Pod Wood Wall Panel with a carved Buddha image. It's skillfully hand carved and finished in White Oil and then polished to a matte finish. Many more sizes and different wood stains are available.

tall vine trellis mushroom.
tall vine trellis mushroom.

Unique Tall Trellises for Flowering Vines

Bougainvillea Vines in a Mushroom Trellis

Have you ever wanted a flowering vine or rose bush that makes a real statement in your garden? These Bougainvillea trellises are so stunningly beautiful, you could definitely call them flower garden art. Why not build a trellis for either Bougainvillea vines, climbing Roses or other flowering vines, like stunningly vibrant, orange Trumpet vines! The Bougainvillea vine in the foreground, contained in this unique concept, is encircled by a Mushroom trellis. This flowering vine is best grown in warm climates so that it can continue to vine out and grow taller. I bring mine in during the Winter months and early Spring and take it out after May 21st, but it would never be able to grow tall like these beauties. It's a thorny, woody vine, that branches out and its top leaves turn into these vibrant, yet lovely bright Pink, almost Fuchsia Pink leaves that appear like flowers, while the little white flowers, that almost look like stamens, are the actual flower. ~ Bougainvillea Mushroom Trellises © fabfotos -

As you can see from the grouping of three Bougainvillea trellises, and the patio and chairs in the background, how huge and tall these appear. Clearly these extraordinary trellises will provide plenty of ambiance and shade and the Wow factor!

Tall Mushroom Trellis - Wrought Iron

Achla Designs Mushroom Garden Trellis, 94-in
Achla Designs Mushroom Garden Trellis, 94-in

Dimensions: 93-1/2" H by 48-inch diameter

Smaller, 72" H trellis also available


Ornamental Statue Fountain - Woman Fountain pouring water into a Stream

pond statue woman
pond statue woman

Water Bearer in Garden

© Andrew Kazmierski |

I actually like this type of garden art because it is rather unexpected to find a statue standing by a stream pouring water and she is thoroughly enchanting. One might want to sit and gaze and while away the time. It would also be a wonderful spot for a shady picnic on hot summer days. Just listening to water pouring out of a fountain into a stream can be very relaxing.

Aphrodite Statue with Solar Water Pump - Bronze

Aphrodite Solar Water Pump Statue
Aphrodite Solar Water Pump Statue

Dimensions: 14" (L) x 21.5" (H) x13.5"

Bronze Statue


Pebble Mosaic Garden Path

Unique Paths, Walkways and Patios

There's all sort of interesting designs and images you can make with pebble mosaics; from patio designs, to ornate planters, bird baths, well practically anything you can think of. There's some wonderful mosaic books with great pictures, detailed instructions and projects to help you achieve a real work of art!stradina © haller -

Pebble Mosaic Books

The Complete Pebble Mosaic Handbook
The Complete Pebble Mosaic Handbook

Paperback and Hardback available


Moose Sculpture

Southwestern Outdoor Garden Art

Intriguing metal statue of what appears to be a Moose. This is a whimsical Southwestern garden sculpture. It depicts a native North American Indian dance with the animal spirits. It is a copper sculpture at a tourism center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This would be a great sculpture for a fishing lodge or hunting lodge.

Santa Fe garden art

© Peter Marble |

Majestic Bronze Fountains - Large Pond, Pool and Water Fountains

Featuring Horses, Wildlife, Sea life, such as Dolphins and Whales and Cherubs.

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      Paula Hite 4 years ago from Virginia

      Cool ideas! I shared your lens on our Facebook page today.

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      Vortrek Grafix 4 years ago

      Great stuff. thanks for sharing.

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      laurenrich 5 years ago

      An awesome lens. I love your ideas and pictures. Thanks for sharing this great lens.

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      walkingstick 5 years ago

      Wow! Fabulous ideas to explore. Thanks for this lens.

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      outdoorprojects 5 years ago

      I have liked a lot of your lenses.... You have great taste and find the best ideas!!!

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      appelonia 5 years ago

      Love that Max Nowell. Thanks.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great collection of Garden it!

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      Allison Whitehead 5 years ago

      Some superb ideas here - very inspiring lens.

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      Stephanie Tietjen 5 years ago from Albuquerque, New Mexico

      Love the dry stone sculptures and well, all your picks are great. Beautiful lens.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Love the Stone art

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      hginsightideas 5 years ago

      Great lens! The stone art is amazing!

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      Blonde Blythe 5 years ago from U.S.A.

      Awesome lens! I like the horse art the best! :)

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      jtbmetaldesigns 5 years ago

      I love garden art, especially of the metal variety. I posted a link to this lens on my lens Stainless steel makes a great outdoor metal due to passivation.

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      muhammadadjo 5 years ago

      moment of beautyfull garden idea..!!!

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      LynetteBell 5 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      A really nicely laid out attractive lens:)

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      Tradeshowhobo 5 years ago

      beautiful ideas. Thanks

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      decvamlada 6 years ago

      Great ideas have you on your lens!

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      jtay123 6 years ago

      Great lens and some fine garden art!

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      poldepc lm 6 years ago

      I love your gardens me a lot of ideas for my garden at home

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      whats4dinner 6 years ago

      Great lens. Those are really pretty. I like the Trellises.

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      julieannbrady 6 years ago

      I love the variety of garden art ... and contemplating what I will do with my backyard ... have asked my next door neighbor for inspiration ... the two of us are going to put our heads together.

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      dellgirl 6 years ago

      You have a beautiful lens, really pretty! I like it a lot.Thumbs up. Just beautiful, Iâm Pinning this on Pinterest!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Beautiful art here, I really like the abstract sculptures. Great ideas and well done lens.

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      jstarley 6 years ago

      Cute ideas in here! Hardscape should be an important part of every garden.

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      Yogaplus1 6 years ago

      Great idea for a lens I like garden art - we painted an old tree into a coloured totum pole

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      imlifestyle 6 years ago

      Very Nice lens interesting ideas. Thanks

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      Risteard O'Marcahain 6 years ago from Wales

      This is a beautiful lens and thank you for visiting my campfire lens - it was great to see you there. If you have a couple of minutes sometime maybe you would take the poll in my Movies lens to help me select the best 20 movies

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      Itaya Lightbourne 6 years ago from Topeka, KS

      Wonderful article! You have inspired me to think about creating some concrete garden pieces and maybe some junk pieces artwork. :)

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      WriterJanis2 6 years ago

      You have a gift for beautiful ideas. Blessed!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Nice lens.

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      Stephanie Tietjen 6 years ago from Albuquerque, New Mexico

      A lot of ideas for every style and taste. I especially like the stone sculpture idea and have also wanted to try out making concrete planters...looks like good reference books for such an endeavor. Thank you

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      John Dyhouse 6 years ago from UK

      A very informative lens. Easy to see how to be creative in a garden environment. I enjoyed the ideas which were well presented, will have to see if my budget runs to one or two of the less expensive ones next year. Scattering a little angel dust -blessed

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      purpleclouds 6 years ago

      spp many good ideas, thanks for sharing :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Fantabulous! :)

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      Northwestphotos 6 years ago

      I enjoyed your well presented lens!

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      kathysart 6 years ago

      Wow.. THUMBS UP on this lens. I see some wonderful ideas for my garden here.

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      grainne 6 years ago

      Garden designing seems easily but it is not like that. Designing contain so many things like types of tree, space, color, which type of garden you want. You can use artificial fence for decoration and if you are a creative person you can plot your own ideas. Garden Design London- surly your own idea will be great.

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      Buchamar 6 years ago

      Very Nice Lens!

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      RaisedVegetableG 6 years ago

      The concept of garden art seems to be as old a civilization, its such a wonderful idea. I love the rustic ones that you have hear, and the concept of junk art. I haven't tried to make anything myself, but perhaps I will try some of the books you suggest and give it a go.

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      PeterStip 6 years ago

      The best garden art is the garden art you make yourself. But some ideas from other can help you a lot. Thanks for the lens.

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      seosmm 6 years ago

      Cool ideas. Very nice lens!

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      sheilaseven 6 years ago

      The Raccoon Garden Statue looks really nature. I'm planning to buy one soon.

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      Another gorgeous creatiion about some wonderful creations, Well worthy of my visit. Hugs

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      pawpaw911 6 years ago

      Wonderful ideas, and beautifully presented.

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      MadHaps LM 6 years ago

      Like the repurposing of things in a creative way. Great lens wirh lts of info.

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      mikeguerro221 6 years ago

      very interesting.. great job on this lens.. time for me to improve my garden. :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      glad I browsed upon this tonight, earned a 'thumbs up' from this avid reader.

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      tonyleather 6 years ago

      Green art like this is incredibly evocative and truly interesting. Cheers.

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      Mary Norton 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Art in gardens makes the place inviting.

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      nelspruitphotographer 6 years ago

      I have a small (tiny actually) courtyard outside my kitchen door and have been looking for an attractive and interesting way of screening off the rubbish bins. Your Abstract Nature Metal Wall Decor Plaque has grabbed me, will definately be using something similar!

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      LaurenIM 6 years ago

      I love nature and bringing the natural stone and wood into garden art. I really enjoyed this lens and it gave me some ideas for gardening projects.

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      TopTenLists 6 years ago

      great lens, thank you.

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      homerepellent 6 years ago

      Great info and variety of products to choose from. I particularly like the fire concept. I've always been fascinated with the randomness of flames and having one in the garden would allow me to appreciate it at my own leisure time. Thanks!



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      bosieboy 6 years ago

      just on my way to check out your other lenses - this one has been inspirational to a Squidoo newbie like myself. Your lens is full of information, but more to the point is so well laid out. I can see I am going to have to do some more work on my lenses, if I can get them looking half as good as this I will be very happy, Thanks, Squid like from me!

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      RecipePublishing 6 years ago

      Nice work.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Nice ideas, thanks,5*

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      Bellwood-Antiques 6 years ago

      really do like this lens and it does have some very good ideas. Thanks for the great lens, I just might have to stop back by for some stuff!!

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      KatrinaJames 6 years ago

      what a lovely lens!:-)

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      louvilejames 6 years ago

      this is an awesome garden ideas... for sure this will make a garden unique...

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      Mary Crowther 6 years ago from Havre de Grace

      So many fun ideas! Love the topiary dogs!

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      PondWorld 6 years ago

      Beautiful! These would look amazing next to our garden ponds!

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      Heather Burns 6 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      Love your gardening lens, like all your lenses. Awesomely beautiful as always.

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      imolaK 6 years ago

      Beautiful and amazing garden art. Blessed!

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      Close2Art LM 6 years ago

      very inspirational thanks for sharing, thumbs way up...:)RWJR

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      floating-floor 6 years ago

      cool,awesome.floating floor

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      zblessedlife lm 6 years ago

      very nice!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      love all of the bicycles! really nice

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      acrylicpainter 6 years ago

      What a lovely lens thanks. I have difficulty with deciding on garden ornaments. These look great, but I think if you are not careful it is easy to get something that looks tacky so it is lovely to see such great ideas.

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      Tracy Gibb 6 years ago

      This lense is awesome! I love Bruno's Terracotta Sculptures! They look like they're part of the forest!

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      Shanir LM 6 years ago

      great lens!! These are some really cool ideas :)

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      Heatherseesthel 6 years ago

      I recently was on a flight to Denver and since I was painfully bored, I began perusing the Sky Mall catalog. I found a zombie garden sculpture that looked like one of the undead was clawing through the dirt in your garden. Ha, your suggestions are much more beautiful! Thanks for all the wonderful images--great lens!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Amazing yard art, you have found the over the top wonderful!

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      MyNashville360 6 years ago

      Nice lens. I really like how you used the boxes on top of each other. I am going to try to do this on my lens

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      dellgirl 6 years ago

      WOW, I love your lens, itâs beautiful! Just came by to wish you a super weekend!

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      MagnoliaTree 6 years ago

      Lots of interesting things here!

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      diyconservatoriesdream 6 years ago

      it's sooo awesome and got some really great ideas I wanted to try myself.


      get the perfect DIY conservatory to improve the look and feel of your home!

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      Elsie Hagley 7 years ago from New Zealand

      Very nice - loved the terracotta garden art sculptures, they would go nicely in my garden Thanks for a great lens

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      So wonderful garden art you've presented here. I love them all. 5 stars for you.. dear Mia. Have a wonderful time ;)

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      dahlia369 7 years ago

      What a beautiful lens! ***Angel blessed*** as part of the April Fools' Quest & featured on "My Life with Angel Wings" lens ... :)

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      sukkran trichy 7 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      lovely art work. ~blessed~

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      Annamadagan 7 years ago

      These are really interesting. I like the stone things, and I like the birds and animals.

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      noobeegin 7 years ago

      Great items here. Nice collection and very diverse. Love this lens!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Awesome lens. Blessed by a Squidoo Angel on 12/29/2010. Have a great day!

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      sheriangell 7 years ago

      Visiting your lenses is always such a treat, this one included.

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      Barb McCoy 7 years ago

      Wow...hard to pick just one to comment on since they are all so beautiful. Thanks for the great lens and inspiration.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Very beautiful, stunning and artistic ideas- Awesome lens.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      They are Beautiful.I wish I could do something like that. Good job.

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      EmmaCooper LM 7 years ago

      Beautiful :)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Gorgeous lens! I'm also impressed you don't use pesticides-good for you! I don't use them either.

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      ShamanicShift 7 years ago

      Awesome! I am inspired and encouraged. Wow.

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      Seeking Pearls 7 years ago from Pueblo West

      These are just equisite. My favorite is Bruno's work. His pieces are to die for. Just stunning!Your presentation is elegant and lovely. Nice Work!

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      Liz Mackay 7 years ago from United Kingdom

      I love these sculptures

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      cindylee10 7 years ago

      These are beautiful! it can really make your gardens come to life. Im a professional face painter and i always look for ways to bring more beauty into my surroundings.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I would like to have Basalt Column Fountains

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      Faye Rutledge 7 years ago from Concord VA

      Beautiful Garden Art!

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      alanhatch38 7 years ago

      these are awesom would love to have everything in my backyard

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      teakbenchesqtb 7 years ago

      love the sculptures!


      get the perfect teak furniture for your garden and dining room

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      OneLook 7 years ago

      Bruno's Terracotta Sculptures my favorite!


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