“The rocks. They carry the chronology of water. All things simultaneously living and dead in your hands.”
— Lidia Yuknavitch
Stones & rocks have a strong unifying influence on the landscape, providing powerful and practical elements in any scene. The idea is to create scenes in which you can’t tell which came first, the garden or the stone. It should look and feel as if the stone emerged from the ground, and all you did was collect the best pieces and put them in order, as humans have been doing for thousands of years.With over 20 years experience, we aim to create stunning landscape designs for the residential market. Making ordinary backyards look extraordinary is our forte, and we can take you from the design process right through to the finished product.
What is the difference between rocks and stones?
Technically a stone has been exposed to weather or water near the Earth’s surface for a long period of time, while rocks come freshly broken from a larger mass below ground, most typically by blasting them out at a quarry.
Weathered stone has rounded or brittle edges and numerous crevices, so it will work best if you’re working in a moist, shady site where moss will grow. Similarly, lace lichen will grow on stone, but not on the smooth surfaces of cut or broken rock.
Rockwork is one of our passions and specialities at Garden Art. Whether it is retaining walls, waterfalls, waterline rock, dry creek beds or rock gardens, we have the skills and experience to know just how to select & place rocks for the most natural & beautiful results possible.
Steps & Paths
Gabion Cage Walls are a stylish, sturdy and practical option – see the before and after photos of these Gabion Cages being constructed by the Garden Art team on the Sunshine Coast.