Best garden statue

Garden statues can add interest to beds or lawn areas, and there are styles to suit every taste. We’ve rounded up the top picks.

Mark & Margot Mischievous Cat statue
(Image credit: Mark & Margot)

Garden statues are a great way to add another dimension to your yard. The shape and color can create an appealing contrast with flowers, foliage, or the backdrop of the lawn. They can contribute to a peaceful ambiance in a garden zone, become a striking feature, or even add a touch of fun. Our selection includes a design for every outdoor space.

Best overall

Mark & Margot Mischievous Cat statue

(Image credit: Mark & Margot)

Mark & Margot mischievous cat statue

Nestle among the flowers

Add a quirky touch to your garden with a design that will please cat lovers and those who like to poke fun at garden gnomes. This small statue is sized to peek out among annual and perennial blooms, and the splashes of color will make it an eye-catching feature. It’s made from resin for durability. 

Best for a calming ambience

Alpine Corporation Meditating Buddha statue

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Alpine Corporation meditating Buddha statue

Weathered look

Made from polyresin and stone powder, this statue has a bronze finish and cracked details that make it look like a long-standing garden feature. The statue is 15-inches high and could be located at ground level or raised. It’s the perfect finishing touch for a peaceful spot in your yard.

Best illuminated pick

GIGALUMI Turtle outdoor solar statue

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GIGALUMI turtle outdoor solar statue

Cute creature

This turtle statue won’t get lost from view after dusk. Seven solar-powered LEDs light it up in the evening, with the panel charging up during daylight hours. It’s made from durable resin and hand-finished with UV-resistant paint to prevent fading.

Best for small yards

Danmu Ceramic Mushrooms

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Danmu ceramic mushrooms

Glazed finish

If you’re looking for statues sized for a compact garden, these ceramic mushrooms could fit the bill. They’re also ideal for adding to containers or to create extra detail in the borders of a yard of any proportions. You’ll get four pieces in pretty hues that catch the light.  

Best for a Zen garden

Design Toscano NG29870 Pagoda statue

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Design Toscano NG29870 pagoda statue

Antique style

Complement a Japanese-inspired garden with this pagoda design. It’s perfect to set amongst raked gravel, rocks, and clipped foliage. The design is made from stone and resin, is 17.5-inches high, and has a roof that can be lifted off to position a battery-powered tea light inside.

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You can boost the beauty of your outdoor space, whatever its dimensions, with garden statues. The Mark & Margot statue is made to bring a smile to your face with its naughty gnome-catching feline. Position it among blooms or set it on a patio or deck. But if your yard or balcony, is small or you want to brighten containers, Danmu ceramic mushrooms are a cute option.

Sarah Warwick
Freelance writer

Sarah is a freelance journalist and editor writing for websites, national newspapers, and magazines. She’s spent most of her journalistic career specialising in homes and gardens and loves investigating the benefits, costs and practicalities of home improvement. It's no big surprise that she likes to put what she writes about into practice, and is a serial house revamper.