Garden statues can add a certain look to any outdoor space and ornament any garden. These types of lawn ornaments are perfect for flower gardens, any porch area, and both front and back yards. It is important, however, not to overcrowd your place with these historical lawn ornaments, which is why placement of your statues is vital.
Let's take a brief look at the history of garden stone statues (also known as estatua de piedra in the Spanish language) and why they have withstood the test of time as lawn ornaments seen in yards and gardens across the entire world.
The temple gardens of Ancient Egypt were beautifully ornamented with statues of the gods. In Greece, garden statues were placed in sacred groves. The Romans copied many of these for use as garden ornaments. Mythological figures have definitely played a huge role in the history of garden ornament statues.
Some gardens are places of eternal metamorphoses, where replicas of gods endure the changing seasons. The modern use of a garden sculpture can be traced back to the Italian Renaissance about 500 years ago.
It was then that the great artistic and philosophical works of Greek and Roman antiquity were being discovered anew. Garden statues can be a lot of things and today there are many different ways of using them as lawn ornaments.