As a child, I vividly remember my sisters and I walking around my grandmother's garden naming the statues, deciding who they must have represented and often making up magical stories to go with each statue. While statues in the garden aren't for everybody — carefully considering the placement of one in relation to the garden's design — can be done tastefully.
Statues may represent a loved one that passed, mark a special moment in time, or simply serve as a focal point amongst the greenery. Above are a few examples from our archives and beyond.
Images: 1, Children of the Corn; 2, 4, 10, Apartment Therapy: DC; 3, Modern Country Lady; 5, Garden Naturally; 6, Apartment Therapy: LA; 7, Apartment Therapy: LA; 8, Donald Peterson via BlogCatalog; 9, Apartment Therapy: LA