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Cottage gardens have always been the embodiment of peaceful, rural, life and natural beauty.
They have a simplistic elegance and compliment contextual architecture with vibrant colours and textures. Cottage garden ornaments allow the gardener to add a personal touch as well as enhance a cottage theme.
These could be ornaments of farm animals, pets or rural wildlife. However, cottage garden ornaments can also be functional as well as aesthetic. Bird baths, weathervanes, outdoor clocks ad sundials also make amazing cottage garden ornaments.
In this article I will list and summarise 10 cottage garden ornaments to add charm and interest to your outdoor space.
1. Statues and Sculptures Roman Sundial
This wonderful sundial will provide an elegant looking but functional feature to your cottage garden. The Roman style sundial has a stone base and column with a brass dial.
The brass dial casts shadow onto Roman numerals which indicate the time of day from the position of the sun. This sundial is perfect for creating a central feature or focal point within the garden.
2. GloBrite Thatched cottage ornament
The GloBrite family thatched hay cottage is a quirky but charming garden ornament and very fitting for cottage gardens.
This waterproof resin ornament is the perfect feature for a lawn or flower border. This hand crafted ornament adheres to traditional cottage features such as stone walls, render and thatch.
Even better, the cottage ornament has solar powered LED lights which illuminate it at night!
3. The Real Life XL sheep dog ornament
The Border collie is a traditional sheep dog breed which is extremely loyal and highly intelligent. For centuries this breed has been associated with the rural British countryside.
The Real Life XL sheep dog ornament is a life sixed celebration of this breed. With realistic texture and colouring this sheep dog makes the perfect cottage garden ornament.
Made from high quality resin it is fully weather resistant.
4. COSTWAY Wishing well ornament
Made of robust and weather resistant fir, this wishing well ornament will last the test of time. Wells have long been associated with rural cottages making this a perfect choice.
This wishing well ornament comes with a traditional looking bucket and crank handle. Both the bucket and well shaft can also be planted with your favourite flowering plants.
5. Harriet Glen bronze lying down hare statue
Cottage gardens have always been associated with the natural beauty of the countryside.
What better way to include such a theme into your garden than with this fabulous bronze Hare. The beautiful cottage garden sculpture captures the natural curves and detail of this magnificent creature.
This sophisticated ornament being made of bronze is both weather resistant and durable.
6. Deluxe metal ring necked pheasant ornament
If there is one bird which has become a familiar sight in the countryside it’s the pheasant. This bird is favoured and reared as a game bird across rural areas.
Consequently this Deluxe ring necked pheasant ornament makes a great addition to a cottage garden. This ornament captures the intricate details and colours of a pheasant’s feathers.
7. DGS UK 330KG Pair of stone lions
The lion has always been celebrated in traditional European culture for centuries.
Stately homes and rural residences have always loved lion ornaments to guard doorways and entrances.
These ore inspiring lions are the perfect way to create a real statement to your cottage garden. The stone lions made by DGS weigh in at 330 kilograms making them a substantial addition to your property.
8. Stone Devon garden bird bath
Bird baths have always been popular in rural gardens such as cottages. Birds have long been encouraged for their beauty and predation of garden pests.
This decorative stone bath will provide local birds somewhere to both bathe and drink throughout the year.
This bird bath has an elegant design and classical aesthetic, perfect for traditional cottage gardens.
9. Teresa’s collections Golden Heron ornament
This pair of vintage gold heron ornaments is the perfect way to bring a cottage garden to life!
These metal sculptures have very realistic details and textures to both feathers and wings. The birds have a rusty golden hue to the metal work giving them an interesting aesthetic.
These herons make the perfect cottage garden ornament for ponds, courtyards, lawns, patios and flower borders.
10. Design Toscano Hebe Greek goddess of youth statue
The Greek goddess of youth in Greek Mythology had the power to restore youth and vitality to anyone.
This Classical style ornament will certainly add some vitality to your cottage garden. The stone like sculpture is actually made of a robust and weather resistant poly-resin material.
This cottage garden ornament is a great way to decorate a central feature, seating area or lawn.
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