Information about plants & gardens for Brisbane & Qld
Garden Art & Decorative Accessories
Accessories in the garden can add to its beauty, or its usefulness as an outdoor living space, or both. Appropriate decorations can also help to create a theme or mood.
For example, adding an Asian carving to a collection of tropical plants will strongly evoke the Balinese garden style. Adding an abstract modern sculpture or classical figure to the same garden will create a different look. And unlike growing the garden, the effect happens instantly and can be changed easily.
Note that art need not be just for looking at. Items like planters, water features, furniture or arches can be decorative as well as having a useful purpose.
Suppliers of Garden Art and Decorative Accessories to Qld
The following advertisers may include online suppliers. For the most up-to-date information on plants in stock, opening hours, prices etc, be sure to visit the seller's website or contact the business directly.
For the most up-to-date information on opening hours, items in stock, prices etc, be sure to contact the business directly. The above list may include online retailers and mail order suppliers.
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If you're an artist, dealer or importer of sculpture or other garden art for sale to the public in Queensland (although mail order businesses operating from other parts of Australia may also qualify), listing in the directory above is available at low cost.
Products of interest include: classical or modern figures, ornaments, mosaic, decorative tiles, trompe-l'oil, murals, sundials, globes, windchimes, garden gnomes, gargoyles, decorated stepping stones, birdbaths, etc. Materials may include concrete, cement, brass, bronze, iron, steel, terracotta pottery, ceramic, glass, wood (timber), whether factory manufactured, handmade or hand painted. However, they must be suitable for outdoors under Queensland conditions. Artists who do commissions may also advertise their services on this page. More information about advertising.
More Online Information
Ornaments in the Garden Association of Societies for Growing Australian Plants
ArtServe at the Australian National University Vast collection of photographs of art and architecture around the world
Accessories Texas A&M University
Use garden art to express self Mississippi State University
Structure and Ornamentation in the Garden Parker County Master Gardener Association, Texas (PDF)
Garden Art Some examples that might give you some ideas. Washington State University Clark County Extension
Express yourself with garden decorations Extension Service Garden Hints, Oregon State University
Antiques in the GardenTexas A&M University
Obelisks In The Garden Texas A&M University
Mirrors In the Garden Empress of Dirt
Gazing Globes Make Unbeatable Accents Office of Agricultural Communications Mississippi State University, USA
Garden Gnomes: The Real Story Arizona Cooperative Extension, Yavapai County
Garden gnomes can add fun, personality Mississippi State University
Lawn Ornaments - Chic or Shabby University of Illinois Extension
Trompe l'oeil Festival 2005 Site in Italian (plus German and French versions) with photographs
The Story of Communuty Bridge A piece of plain concrete urban infrastructure in Maryland, USA is transformed into a stonework fantasy with trompe l'oeil
My Garden Art/Junk Various arty creations for the garden from recycled materials from the Empress of Spring
Japanese Style Lanterns Ideas for making garden ornaments with cement and bits and pieces from the house or shed
The Artistic Garden DIY garden art projects and ideas
Container Gardens That Catch The Eye! at Shirley Bovshow's Edenmakers' Blog
About Stone Site targeted at professional workers of stone. Includes the Stone Sculpture Virtual Library