Metal garden art has been around for a long time. If you
look at garden art as a part of outdoors art, the earliest examples may be the
huge line drawing on the plateaus of Central America. More common are the
statues and fountains of the ancient Romans and Greeks. While the use of metal
is an ancient one, its use in art forms suitable for garden use is a fairly
A good gardener knows that landscaping begins with the
bones of the garden. What he means is the bones are permanent fixtures
around which the garden is designed. The fixtures can be trees, fountains,
large works of metal garden art or anything that is part of the garden but is
either immovable or difficult to reposition. Metal garden art is, of course,
more than just a frame or accent for your garden. It can provide you with a
place to sit or shade under which you can enjoy the outdoors.
Perhaps more than even the interiors of the house, the
beauty of a garden lies in the eyes of the beholder. Metal garden art allows
you to place what you want where you want to enhance the appeal of your open
spaces. When designing your garden, it is best not just to say that you want
pieces of art at specific places. You need to know what exactly you will be
placing where. The area around a metal flamingo needs to be different from that
below a metal wind chime hanging from a branch. Find or get fabricated the
pieces you want, in the styles and sizes you want and then lay out the garden.
If you are working with a contractor, have him find what you are looking for.
They will have far better resources than you do to find what you want. In case
what you are looking for is not available, a contractor will know where if can
be made. If what you want is outside your budget, the contractor may be able to
offer cheaper alternatives.
Remember that metal garden art is not limited to just
decorative items. Wrought iron furniture will liven up your garden and give it
an artistic touch. Walkway coverings such as trellises are a great way of
creating a secluded spot. Why not look at metal bird houses or rabbit hutches
if you are a wildlife lover? Anything metal in your garden that is not just
functional but adds to the over appeal of the space is metal garden art.