10 GARDEN FEATURE IDEAS: A REVIEW
In My last article on Garden Features I showed you some simple ideas that Noela and I implemented in our own garden. Most of these ornaments were either free or cheap, and they looked effective.
Unfortunately not all products come for free. I n this article I want to link you to some fantastic products that are available to you and would look dramatic in your garden
Even though I have titled it as a review, it is actually simply a product finding exercise.
Reviewing items like this would be incredibly difficult and I would much rather simply show you what is available on the market.
You can have a good look at not only the ornaments and features I will show you, but while you will also be able to have a good look at some others.
Let’s start on our journey to find some great garden feature ideas.
This fantastic looking product doesn’t cost the earth and would be a great feature to add in any garden courtyard, pergola or deck. It seems to have that bond between a modern, contemporary garden look and touch of the Japanese garden.
Water is always a fantastic feature to have in a garden. Not only is the sound of running water very soothing and cooling, it also provides a great spot for wildlife to obtain a drink.
The manufacturers of this product provide the following details:
- Create a beautifully planted container water garden in almost any setting — no shovel required
- Kit includes high-quality poly-resin pouring bamboo fountain, pump, and plumbing components
- Square shape with textured gray slate finish; can be used indoors or outdoors
- Won’t fade or chip; ages like real stone
- Measures 16 inches square; can be used indoors or outdoors.
2).Water Fountain with LED Light – Ceramic Rippling Water Jug Garden Decor Fountain – Outdoor Water Feature
Here we have another great idea for a water feature that would suit both a contemporary garden setting, or even a cottage one. Can you image this fantastic urn set in a small alcove in a cottage garden. It would look incredible surrounded by low growing scented flowers.
Here are some notes provided by the makers.
- CERAMIC FOUNTAIN – Water bubbles and cascades down the expertly sculpted ridges of our self-contained ceramic fountain, creating a deep resonating sound. This water fountain boasts the smooth, glossy, waterproof finish of kiln fired, fine ceramic.
- SPARKLING LED LIGHTS – Enjoy our water feature LED fountain lights in the evening on your garden patio with the sparkling glow of low voltage LED lights.
- LOW MAINTENANCE OUTDOOR DECOR – Hand-fired in an extreme heat kiln, once for stability and then again, with a special glaze that creates a one-of-a-kind, smooth, glossy, waterproof finish, our easy to set up, high quality ceramic water fountains require no additional plumbing and include adjustable UL approved, indoor outdoor fountain pumps. Just fill them with water to completely submerge the pump and plug it into a standard electrical outlet. Now enjoy the sounds of water music!
- DESIGN TOSCANO WATER FEATURE – Exclusive to the Design Toscano brand, our self-contained water feature makes a perfect gift as a patio tabletop fountain in your garden decor, an indoor Zen fountain as white noise to help you sleep, or in your office as a calming desktop fountain.
- OUTDOOR WATER FOUNTAIN – Our perfectly sized water fountain for your lawn, patio or outdoor decor measures 15½”Wx12″Dx21″H. 22 lbs. This fountain includes a 65 GPH (gallon per hour) fountain pump and features 1 LED light cluster with 4 white bulbs.
3). Sunnydaze Black Ball Solar Powered Water Fountain with LED Light, Outdoor Garden and Patio Feature, 30-Inch
If you’re into modern or contemporary gardens then this water fountain is the ideal product for you. It would look great on any patio setting, and once again provides that soothing, calming water based environment that most of us humans really enjoy.
Can you imagine relaxing on your patio or under your pergola, sitting on a comfortable lounge style chair on a hot summers day, listening to the water cascading over the ball on the top of this fountain?
Once again I have included the makers notes on this product.
- DIMENSIONS: 9.75 square inch x 29.75 inches high; ball is 7 inch diameter; weighs 8 pounds
- DECORATIVE AND DURABLE: Constructed of durable resin and fiberglass to ensure that it is long lasting; Place it outside as a centerpiece in the lawn, patio, or yard and enjoy as the waterfall gracefully cascades down the sphere to make a soothing sound
- EVERYTHING IS INCLUDED: Includes solar panel with rechargeable battery pack, compatible submersible water pump, and 16 foot power cord so panel can be installed in a convenient location
- POWER OF THE SUN: This water feature only needs sunlight to run properly, no ugly extension cords needed; It also charges throughout the day, so it can run during cloudy or nighttime conditions; Panel can be easily mounted to any surface
- 1 YEAR WARRANTY: Sunnydaze Decor backs its products with a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty for worry-free purchasing
4). Sunnydaze Beveled Flower 2-Tier Birdbath Water Fountain, 28 Inch Tall.
Maybe you have a beautiful cottage or formal garden. This wonderful birdbath, come sun dial, come fountain, would look totally at home in such a setting. It could be placed in a courtyard or open pergola, or any hidden corner of the garden.
As long as you provided it with plenty of sunshine, so that the dial can be used effectively, in would look grand in any position. Believe me, the birds will love you. As would any lizards or other wildlife.
The following is a list notes provided by the manufactures.
- OVERALL DIMENSIONS: 20 inch diameter x 28 inches tall; weighs 19.6 pounds; 20 inch diameter x 3 inch deep lower tier; 12 inch diameter x 1 inch deep top tier; Base dimensions: 11 inches wide x 11 inches long, so it adds extra charm to your outdoor space
- DURABLE CONSTRUCTION: Made from polyresin and fiberglass, and features an elegant flower design on the side of the bowl
- INCLUDES: Fountain and a Jebao WP-450 electric submersible pump; Fountain features a spin lock system that enables each tier to lock in place with the next piece
- EASY TO USE: All you have to do is plug it in and watch as the birds enjoy it; Water flows from the top smaller tier down to the larger bottom tier where it drains and recirculates with help from the submersible electric pump
- WARRANTY: Sunnydaze Decor backs its products with a 1-year manufacturer warranty for worry-free purchasing
5). Medium Dione Water Goddess Statue Design Water Greek Goddess
Water features aren’t the only items found in many gardens today. Statues are also very popular, so I thought I’d include some of them in this ‘Not a Review’ article.
The statue included here could be placed in any style of garden. It would look incredible in a cottage garden near scented roses or lavender, or as a focal point in a semi formal garden.
The materials that this particular statue are made from make them both long-lasting and easy to move. I grew up with concrete statues, thankfully they were rarely moved from their spots. The weight of these were phenomenal and you really need a strong back to relocate them.
Here are some further notes provided for them.
- Size & Weight :6.5″Dia.x22″H. 7 lbs
- The most beautiful of the Oceanides, Dione the water bearer, was worshipped as the feminine form of Zeus and the mother of the historic Greek god and goddess of love
- Our Greek water statue is cast in antique stone-finished quality designer resin exclusively for
- If you have any question, you can message to us all the time.
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Just 5 More ‘Garden Feature Ideas’ to come.
6). Design Toscano Gone Fishing Fisherman Statue
I love this particular statue. Wouldn’t it look great situated on the edge of a pond in the garden? It reminds me of my younger days with my older brother John.
It wasn’t unusual for us to disappear for a few hours at a time and our parents and siblings would often find us sitting on the edge of the creek at the boundary of our small crop property.
I’m sure we would have looked very similar to this statue. We certainly had a great childhood.
A list of notes about this feature.
- GONE FISHING boy has all the tug-at-the-heartstrings nostalgia of a Mark Twain tale! This perfect-for-the-pond fisherman statue is perfect for anglers and those who love them.
- SOOTHING GARDEN STATUE of a simpler time casts a boy, a fishing pole and his catch as it spins a yarn of the fish that didn’t get away.
- HIGH QUALITY SCULPTURES – Hand-cast using real crushed stone bonded with durable designer resin, with removable pole, our fishing boy statue is hand-painted with a faux stone finish.
- DESIGN TOSCANO EXCLUSIVE outdoor decor statue is perfect near pool, patio or in a bed of garden flowers. A great little gift!
- Our yard art statues measure 10.5″Wx17″Dx17″H and weigh 11 lbs
7). Fairy Winged Large Perilous Perch Statue Design Garden Statue Celtic.
I know for sure that my little granddaughter would absolutely love this statue. She enjoys and collects anything to do with faeries.
It would also be another item that I would enjoy in the garden, as I am a great fan of science fantasy.
You could utilize this in so many garden settings but I think the cottage garden would be ideal. Here she could be visited by all her friends, The Bees, Dragon flies, Humming birds and small lizards. All while be surrounded by intoxicating perfumed blossoms.
More notes for you to look at.
- Size & Weight :12″Wx8″Dx17″H. 5 lbs
- This over foot-and-a-half-tall fairy statue perches ready to take flight
- From her daintily pointed fairy ears to her tiny elfin toes, our fairy figurine is impressively sculpted in two-tone quality designer resin atop a Celtic plinth just for Design
- If you have any question, you can message to us all the time
8). David Garden Statue, , Polyresin Antique Stone.
The original statue is so wonderful that I had to add some detail here concerning its creation. The following extract is from an article written for the ‘ Academia Gallery’ in Florence, Italy..
“This astonishing Renaissance sculpture was created between 1501 and 1504. It is a 14.0 ft marble statue depicting the Biblical hero David, represented as a standing male nude. Originally commissioned by the Opera del Duomo for the Cathedral of Florence”
Giorgio Vasari introduces in a few words the marvel of one of the greatest masterpieces ever created by mankind.
“When all was finished, it cannot be denied that this work has carried off the palm from all other statues, modern or ancient, Greek or Latin; no other artwork is equal to it in any respect, with such just proportion, beauty and excellence did Michelangelo finish it”.
What could be better then to own a replica, smaller version, of this fabulous statue.
This version would look incredible in a formal or semi formal garden setting.
Here are some further notes by the makers.
- Dimensions: 7.5″Wx4″Dx19.5″H 5 lbs.
- Hand-cast collectible using real crushed marble bonded with museum quality resin for your home gallery
- Each piece is individually hand-finished by our artisans
- Exclusive to the Design Toscano brand and perfect for your home or garden
- Perfect for display in home or garden gallery
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9). Sunnydaze 3-Tier Cornucopia Outdoor Water Fountain, 61 Inch Tall
This fabulous water fountain isn’t cheap, but it would be a great feature to add to any garden. I can see this item perfectly placed in a variety of garden settings. This fountain would look good in either a formal, semi formal or cottage garden.
Sometimes to have some quality, eye catching additions to your garden you will simply have to add an expensive feature such as this.
Here are some more benefits described by the maker.
- OVERALL DIMENSIONS: 61 inches tall x 32 inches wide; weighs 55.6 pounds; 13 inch diameter x 3.5 inch deep top tier, 20 inch diameter x 5 inch deep middle tier, 32 inch diameter x 8 inch deep bottom tier; 15 inch diameter base, so it is the perfect size to make a beautiful impression in your outdoor living space
- DURABLE CONSTRUCTION: Each fountain is constructed from polyresin and fiberglass for lightweight, easy-to-move functionality; Uses spin-and-lock technology to secure pieces in place
- INCLUDES: One fountain, and 1 PT-1100-160 submersible electric pump with 0.5″ diameter hose; The pump plugs into a standard electric outlet so all you have to do is assemble, fill, plug it in, and enjoy; Small magnetic door located directly above the bottom tier of fountain allows easy access to pump and slides into place due to magnetic connection
- VERSATILE: Fountain is suitable for indoor or outdoor use; however, it is not recommended for use in areas with carpet or wood floors
- WARRANTY: Sunnydaze Decor backs its products with a 1-year manufacturer warranty for worry-free purchasing
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10). Sunnydaze 2-Tier Wood Barrel Water Fountain with Hand Pump, Outdoor Patio and Garden Waterfall Feature, Rustic, 37 Inch
This is the final feature for now. The two tier barrel water fountain would look perfect in most gardens. It helps give that rustic effect to a garden setting.
Apart from being very cooling to look at and soothing to hear. The old world charm of this garden item would look fantastic if placed near other old items you may have picked up from the recycle center or from a paddock in a farm.
Could you imagine an old horse drawn plow sitting nearby.
Here are some more benefits as described by the manufacturer.
- ATTRACTIVE BACKYARD ACCENT: 23.5 inches diameter x 37.5 inches tall; weighs 30.8 lbs
- REALISTIC DETAILS: Barrels made with real fir and feature metal rings and durable inner plastic liners; when moving carefully lift from bottom to prevent wood from cracking
- EASY SETUP: Cascading fountain includes electric submersible JR-600 pump; pump plugs into a standard outside electrical outlet; wipe with a dry rag prior to assembly to remove stain residue
- CLASSIC OLD TIME DESIGN: Ornamental iron hand pump adds country charm to fountain; hand pump is for decoration only; Listen to the water as it bubbles from the top tier and gently streams down; Place it on the lawn, yard, deck, or garden
- WARRANTY: Sunnydaze Decor backs its products with a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty for worry-free purchasing
So there you have it.
I hope you enjoyed the 10 garden feature ideas I have revealed in this blog. If you follow the links given you will be able to find many other interesting garden products.
In my previous blog I described some garden features that came either cheap or free and that my wife Noela placed in our own garden.
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Happy Gardening. Jim