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3 Ways to Add Art to Your Garden Design April 15, 2019

Kalaheo Ahupua`a, Eleele-Kalaheo
3 Ways to Add Art to Your Garden Design, Eleele-Kalaheo, Hawaii

Adding garden art is an effective way to enhance your garden design.  A few pieces of sculpture, stone lanterns, and colorful accessories around your landscape can transform a plain yard into an exciting and interesting exterior space. Below are three ways to incorporate art into your green space.

How to Use Art in a Landscape

1. Location

You can choose one large piece as a focal point or opt for smaller sculptures around your yard. Be sure to incorporate the design and subject of the piece with its surroundings. For example, if your garden design features a fountain or pond, choose art that displays something aquatic. Add sculptures of fishes, birds or people resting casually near a bench or seating area.

2. Style


Create a cohesive design by keeping art pieces in the same style as your garden. Opt for contemporary sculptures for modern gardens, antique stone lanterns and statues of Buddha for a Zen garden, or stone poi pounders and old surf boards for a Hawaiian garden.  If your garden is more traditional, choose classic, clean lines or push the envelope with something more unique like adding abstract garden pieces.

Find pieces that contrast the textures, colors, and shapes found in nature. Where flowers and plants are round and soft, select art with angles and geometric patterns for a bold and exciting contrast.

The landscape design professionals at Greg Boyer Landscape Corp have developed their own unique style they like to call “Polyn-Asian”.  By blending the best of Asian design principles and Polynesian tropical plants, they are able to create a feeling of Zen in a lush tropical setting.

3. Vibrant Colors

Choose garden art with hues not found in nature to elevate your landscape. Colorful ceramic pots come in different shapes, colors and textures and can transform into lively art pieces.  They can become an active water feature by allowing the water to overflow from the tops to create a wonderful sound in your garden. A pot with more texture will create more sound.


For a beautiful garden design, trust the skilled landscape design team at Greg Boyer Landscape CorpServing all Hawaiian Islands, this team of professionals offer custom landscape design, garden art, and more. With over 40 years of dedicated customer service, they also provide garden installations and manage a five-acre nursery in Kona, HI, to ensure plant quality. Call (808) 239-8264 to speak with a design specialist or visit their website to view their different styles.