From teeny little gardens in flower pots to awe inspiring structures carved into the landscape here are 9 amazing pieces of garden art.
1. Montreal Botanical Gardens (Jardin botanique de Montréal)
The botanical gardens in Montreal are admired for their many a themed garden and some mighty impressive topiary – which is the art of shaping and sculpting plants into awesome shapes.
2. Keukenhof Gardens
The Keukenhof gardens in the Netherlands are only open in spring and are famous for their vivid use of colour, showcasing the brightest blooms that spring can offer.
3. Garden Installations
This simple but effective garden installation in Park Chaudfontaine in Belgium by Turkish born artist Mehmet Ali Uysal just uses a natural-looking curve of the earth to appear as if being pinched by a clothes peg. A giant one at that.
4. Chicken Wire Sculpture
English artist Derek Kinzett has the knack for creating these eerily beautiful sculptures that are unassuming enough to blend in but offer up a ghostly presence.
5. The Show Jumper
Derek is not the only artist using chicken wire. Ivan Lovatt creates many magical sculptures including this show jumping horse that creates a great sense of movement.
6. Fun For Kids
Simply painting some rocks can be a great way to get kids involved and add some fun to your garden.
7. Fairy Gardens
You don’t need a big garden to house garden art as this innovative fairy garden demonstrates using a simple flower pot. A simple place to start your foray into garden masterpieces.
8. Magical Art
South American artist Bruno Torfs designed gardens in Australia that seamlessly blend his sculptures into the natural environment, creating a garden of fantastical garden that wouldn’t look out of place in Lord of the Rings.
You can’t talk about garden art without mentioning a maze at some stage. This maze in Northern Ireland is impressive for its size but also its message. The Peace Maze was set up in 2000 representing the path to a peaceful future for Northern Ireland. The aim is to get to the peace bell in the centre which is said to be rung over half a million times a year. A-MAZ-ing!