How To Pick The Right Statue For Your Garden


When it comes to statues, the best ones are hand carved and made from quality materials. But how do you know what constitutes a quality statue? Here’s how:


If you’re working with a large garden, it’s important to make sure that you have enough statues to give it the right feel. It would be a shame to have a beautiful garden and then realize that there aren’t enough statues to make it look like one. It’s also important for your visitors to be able to find the statue they want easily. If you have too many statues, this can become difficult because guests will get confused about which statue they should choose from.

If you are working on a small garden, then having just one or two statues is probably sufficient. If the garden is really big, though, then more than one statue may be necessary. The number of sculptures in your garden depends on what style of art you prefer and how much space there is in your yard or lawns area

Garden size

The size of the garden is important because if you have a large garden, you want to make sure that the statue will fit in your space. If you have a small garden, then it doesn’t matter what size your statue is as long as it fits in there and looks good.

When looking for a statue for your space, make sure to consider how much room it will take up in relation to its size. For example, if someone were looking at getting a small statue but they wanted something with some character (like Mickey Mouse), they would need more room than someone who wanted something simple like an angel or other non-character type of statue would need because those types tend not to be very big and can sit on tables or mantels without taking up much space at all.

Buying used statues

  • Check for damage. A statue that has been used for years in a garden may have signs of wear, as well as other issues such as rot, rust, mold and insects. Look closely at the piece and make sure there are no cracks or chips in the sculpture. If there are any chips or cracks that are large enough to see with your naked eye, then it’s best to pass on the purchase because they could be signs of more serious damage underneath what you can see from outside the statue.
  • Check for wear. Usually sculptures made from stone will withstand time better than those made from metal due to their density and hardness (unless the metal is high-quality stainless steel). However sometimes even stone can be worn down over time by weather conditions like wind or rain so when buying an outdoor statue look carefully at how much natural weathering appears on its surface before making any decisions about buying it.
  • Check for rot & insects/mold: There are also some specific types of statues which would not necessarily be suitable for outdoor use such as wood carvings since they tend to break down relatively quickly if exposed directly outside in humid climates where moisture levels rise steadily over time–like during rainy seasons here in Australia!


There are many different materials that can be used to make outdoor statues. Each type of material has its own pros and cons, so it’s important to know what you want from your statue before choosing a material. Here’s a look at some of the most popular choices:

  • Stone: This is one of the most popular choices for outdoor statues, especially if you have an antique look in mind or if you have money to spend on a high-quality piece. The main benefit of stone is that it will last forever if treated properly, but this also means that it can sometimes be more expensive than other options. It’s also important to note that some stones might not hold up well in rainy climates or areas with lots of snowfall; marble statues are particularly susceptible due to their porous nature!
  • Wood: Wooden pieces tend look great alongside natural elements such as grasses or flowers (especially when painted), but they may need more maintenance than other materials depending on how often they’re exposed outside (for example, cedar boards tend fade faster than other types). Note also that wood expands when wet so don’t leave your wooden furniture out during rainy season unless they’re waterproofed first!
  • Metal: Metal sculptures come in several different styles including bronze and stainless steel which both hold up well against corrosion caused by humidity levels outdoors over time thanks mostly due to their composition being made entirely out of metal rather than having any type

Weather conditions

Weather conditions can affect the longevity of a statue. If you live in a humid area, your statue may need to be cleaned regularly to prevent mold or other types of damage that can shorten its life span. The same holds true if you live in an extremely dry climate; while some statues come with UV protection and are designed to withstand harsh weather conditions, others may not have been intended for long-term outdoor placement and could be damaged without careful maintenance.

Weather conditions can also affect the appearance of a statue over time. A granite garden statue might start to fade if it sits out in full sun too often or doesn’t receive enough water during droughts (because granite is porous). You don’t want your favorite new purchase looking shabby after just one year! For this reason, pay attention not only to what type of material was used but also where it’s made: Statues made from common materials like concrete will withstand most climates without any special treatment—but if they’re made from more delicate materials like marble or bronze (which were originally intended for indoor use), they might need constant upkeep before they get too damaged by outdoor elements such as raindrops (or maybe even moisture from nearby trees).

Finally: weather conditions can affect how much money you’re willing spend on statues depending on their overall value relative  to other statues available today–and whether those prices seem reasonable given where we are now economically speaking…

Maintenance requirements

The next thing you will want to consider is the maintenance requirements of your statue. Statues need to be cleaned on a regular basis, and some statues require special care. For example, you’ll want to make sure that your statue is not made from any type of material that might be susceptible to rusting or fading in sunlight over time (such as bronze). If this is the case with your particular statue, then you’ll need to take extra care when cleaning it so as not to damage it by rubbing too hard or using harsh chemicals.

Another thing that requires maintenance with statues is damage prevention; if a statue has been damaged before being purchased by you then it should be repaired before being put outside so as not to cause further damage when exposed again (such as cracks).

It’s important to get a quality statue if you want it to last in your garden.

When looking for a statue, it’s important to keep in mind that you’re going to be looking at this thing every day, so quality is important.

Below are some tips on what to look for in a quality statue:

  • Look at the material. Quality statues are often made from stone or metal, and they should last much longer than plastic statues.
  • Look at the design of the statue. If a statue looks like something you’d find in an art museum and not just an outdoor garden decoration, there’s probably something special about it!


As you can see, there are a lot of things to consider when choosing the right statue for your garden. The most important thing is to find one that matches the style and theme of your outdoor space, but also fits into your budget. If you follow these simple tips for finding a quality statue, you’ll be able to add something beautiful to your home without having to worry about it falling apart or breaking down after just a few years.

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