Garden gnomes and cherub-shaped waterfalls may be cute, but they’re hardly unique. The following sculptures, however, aren’t just decorations, they’re works of art. Read on for inspiration on how to, er, spruce up, your yard or garden with a few bizarre garden statues of your own.
1. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan
The Frederik Meijer gardens and Sculpture Park in Michigan is made up of 132 acres of meadows, wetlands and woodlands, which include an indoor tropical garden, an arid garden, a carnivorous plant garden and even a museum and an amphitheater for outdoor concerts.
The most photographed section of the park, however, is the sculpture garden, which is comprised of 30-acres and features art from 30 different artists. It’s open year-round and the entrance-fee is just 12 dollars.Photo courtesy of Bree Jad. Photo courtesy of Bree Jad. Photo courtesy of Brandon C
2. Bruno’s Art and Sculpture Garden in Marysville, Australia
Bruno’s Art and Sculpture Garden is located in the Victorian village of Marysville, just outside of Melbourne, Australia. Hidden in a rainforest at the owner’s residence are 115 clay sculptures as well as 200 oil paintings and sketches.
The owner’s story is an interesting one. Born in South America, Bruno Torfs moved with his family to Europe, married and then relocated with his wife to Australia after he decided to make art a full-time career. His sculpture garden burned to the ground in 2009, after a fire swept through Marysville, but Bruno rebuilt the garden and it reopened in 2011.
The entrance fee is $5 during weekdays and $10 on the weekend.Photo by David Scriven Photo by David Scriven Photo by David Scriven Photo by David Scriven.
3. Daniel Spoerri Sculpture Garden in Tuscany, Italy
Italian artist Daniel Spoerri has a 16-acre sculpture garden near the top of Mount Amiata in Tuscany, Italy. It features 100 installations (40 of them are his work and the rest, he hand-selected).Photo courtesy of Tuscany Arts Photo courtesy of Tuscany Arts Photo by Tuscany Arts
4. Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall, England
The Lost Gardens of Heligan have existed in various forms since the mid-18th century, but were nearly abandoned after WWI and only restored in the 1990s. Located in Cornwall, England, the botanical garden has since earned the distinction of being the most popular garden in the UK.
The price of admission is 10 pounds.
Photo by Ian Knox.Photo by EvaK.
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