Find A Main Attraction For Your Garden To Make It Stand Out

Posted on: 19 February 2015

When people think of a garden, they have an idea of what to expect. Top on the list is the lush, green grass and then there are the flowers and the meandering walkways to take you around the garden. However, if you want your garden to stand out, you have to step out of your comfort zone and add a final piece that commands attention and defines your garden – a main attraction. There are many ideas you can incorporate for this. Here are some ideas to get you started.

Sitting areas

A sitting area is the perfect addition to a garden. It lets you utilize your garden to the fullest by being in it. Done right, your sitting area can cease from being just another fixture in your garden to being the main attraction. You can go for a classical art sitting area using timber or rustic metal or you can merge styles and install a contemporary setting with modern couches and electric lighting. Other sitting place ideas include timber decks and gazebos.

Fire place

A fireplace is a great way to warm up your garden. If you like to sit in your garden and take in the sights, read a book or enjoy a bottle of wine, a fire place will create just the right ambience for that. You can locate your fireplace anywhere you like—in the middle of the garden, at the patio or the main sitting area.


If you're the type that likes to entertain, a bar is a great choice for your garden. You'll definitely pull the crowd from the house and into the outdoors. You can have it decked from top to bottom with timber for a classical look. You can also go with something different like bamboo for a more tropical feel. If you want it to be more garden-friendly, accentuate your walls with climbing vines and flower pots for a natural look.

Art sculptures

If you like art, get an art sculpture to be your main centerpiece. This is a cool idea that can sum up all your efforts in the garden. Plus, you can buy a ready-made sculpture from landscaping supply stores. There you'll find wooden, metallic, clay and sandstone figures to choose from. Alternatively, get down and dirty and create your own art piece from the ground up – it can be your ongoing project once the rest of your garden is complete.

Other ideas include fountains and ponds. Remember you don't have to settle for just one attraction. You can merge ideas to create a bar that has a fireplace, a pond that has a fountain and so on. Contact a landscape supplier like Tenkate Landscape Supplies for more ideas.