I thought I'd show you some garden ornaments today, all photos taken last weekend on a tour of a garden called Hedgerows, in Chester NJ. The tour was a part of The Garden Conservancy's Open Days program.
Hedgerows is a beautiful country garden, surrounding a nineteenth-century farmhouse. There is a formal herb garden and perennial borders, along with a lovely woodland garden and reflecting pool. These different gardening styles are reflected in the types of garden ornaments displayed. The two charming statues (above and below) guard the walkway to the front of the house, which is a formal area. They are reminiscent of something you would find in an English Country garden, which is why I love them so much. Sadly, they are probably a little too formal for our Little Red House. :(
This simple but lovely formal birdbath (below) stands near the pool garden. Can you see the miniature lilac behind it -- what a heavenly scent!
Look at this whimsical iron frog (below), near the barn/garage. How cute is that? Someone has a sense of humor here. :)
These charming squirrels (below) overlook the path to the rock garden. Formal in style, but casual in subject -- they are totally charming! Now these, I think, would look really great at our Little Red House. :)
And for all you rooster lovers out there (and I am one of you), how do you like this handsome fellow (below)? Unfortunately it would seem as though he is a favorite with the birds as well.
And how about these two little piggies (below)? How cute are they?
Finally, a collection of watering cans (below) -- straight out of an English cottage garden. Love them!
So tell me, do you have a favorite style of garden ornament? What pretty things are peeking out from behind the leaves in your garden?
I hope you will all join me in another Mosaic Monday next week. I'll put up Mr. Linky by 8:30pm Sunday night. I can't wait to see your creations! :)
Wow, this is my 500th post! I feel a giveaway coming on... stay tuned!