Adding architectural interest to our outdoor spaces with the use of ornaments is something that garden designers have done for centuries, dating all the way back to Ancient Greece. As time has moved on, incorporating ornamental features into our gardens is something that has stuck with us, and one of the most popular figures used to add this interest is garden angels.
The classic iconography of angels adds a timeless look to the design of your garden and helps create a stylish space, working particularly well with muted colors and evergreen landscape shrubs.
Angel statues and ornaments are often used as a way to commemorate loved ones that have passed. They also make a subtle and comforting addition to an area of the garden that you’ve allocated for reflection and remembrance.
If you’d like to add an angel to your garden, you’ll find that there are almost too many to choose from. That can make finding the perfect one seem like a mammoth task.
To help make things a bit easier, we’ve listed five of the best garden angels available that will help bring peace, comfort, and style to your garden.
We’ve also put together a list of key points you should consider before making your purchase so that you can find the perfect garden angel the first time around.
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Whether you’re buying a garden angel to add an interesting focal point to your flowers beds, or would like one to place in a quiet area of your garden where you can sit and reflect on loved ones that have passed away, you’ll want to make sure you’re getting the best one for your needs.
Below, we’ve put together a quick list of things to think about before buying.
The first thing you’ll need to consider is how tall you need your angel to be. The height you choose will have a direct impact on the effect it creates. Anything too big could be overpowering and look entirely out of place amongst your garden. And anything too small will be totally lost in your existing flower beds and shrubs.
Head out into your garden with a tape measure and take a look at the ideal height for the area you want to place your angel. Depending on the season you’re measuring, not all of your plants may have reached their ultimate height yet. Make sure you take that into consideration.
Will your garden angel have a permanent position in your garden? Then it’s a good idea to choose one that is heavier. This will keep it rooted in place through strong winds. It will also prevent it from getting accidentally knocked over by overexcited children or pets that might be running around in your garden.
However, if you think you’d like to move the angel around or would prefer to bring it indoors over the winter months for extra protection, it would be best to go for a lighter weight statue. Of course, that means it will be less able to handle stronger winds and could get accidentally knocked over.
If you want your angel to hold up to rain, snow, and other weather conditions, you need to make sure it’s made from a material that tough and durable.
Garden angels that are made from resin are particularly good. They can handle heavy rain and stormy conditions without rusting or cracking.
Concrete is also another good material and is definitely weatherproof. However, any cracks it develops can become susceptible to ice getting in and expanding the crack further. This can lead to your angel statue breaking down over time.
If you like a more rustic angel, there are wooden angels for the garden (more than likely ones you make yourself). You’ll need to stain and weatherproof your wooden garden angel.
If you’re looking to create a classical, stylish point of interest in your garden, a garden angel that is modeled in a position similar to how angels are depicted in classic iconography would be a good choice.
These classically designed ornaments are usually the most fitting for areas set aside for remembrance as well.
Or, as I mentioned above, you can make your own garden angel from wood, if it matches your garden better.
Garden Angel Pictures For Inspiration
Reading angel in the middle of a camellia bush.
Praying angel in the middle of my daffodil garden.
Adorable praying angel.
Thinking angel overseeing the garden.