Garden ornament

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Garden Ornament: a classical Urn at Palm House, the Belfast Botanic Gardens, Northern Ireland.

A Garden ornament is an item used for garden, landscape, and park enhancement and decoration.
The category can include:

History[edit]

Early examples of the use of garden ornaments in western culture were seen in Ancient Roman gardens such as those excavated at Pompeii and Herculaneum. The Italian Renaissance garden and French formal garden styles were the peak of using created forms in the garden and landscape, with high art and kitsch interpretations ever since. The English landscape garden expanded the scale of some garden ornaments to temple follies

The Asian tradition of making garden ornaments, often functioning in association with Feng Shui principles, has a nearly timeless history. Chinese gardens with Chinese scholar's rocks, Korean stone art, and Japanese gardens with Suiseki and Zen rock gardens have and symbolic meaning and natural ornamental qualities.

See also[edit]

German garden gnome, in a Wendelin landscape.

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