Don’t judge us by the rocks that we’ve got. Or maybe J-Lo wasn’t talking about gardens. Because outdoor spaces are transformed with the diverse irregularity of rock and stone.
From classy rockeries accommodating alpine succulents to jagged installations creatively injecting interest and desirability, rock gardening is satisfying, inventive, and great fun. Revive the hidden beauty of your outdoor space; just waiting to be unleashed.
Starting with the traditional rockery, this relaxed array of irregular stones introduce texture and colour to the pretty spray of tumbledown bee-friendly alpines and spring-time blooms.
This fantastic patchwork of coloured stones embody historic legends and wonderful mosaics. Crazy paving amidst artistic creations from rock and stone.
This stunning outside space juxtaposes architectural perfection with wild plants and a stone circle firepit that softens the austere angularity of the building.
Smaller spaces shouldn’t be limited to a rough patch of grass, as evidenced so stylishly with this landscaped snug; combining decking and shingle to create a calming haven. Just add wine and sunshine.
The asymmetry of natural stone cleverly contained in geometric tesselation, creating a channel for running water and a home amongst floor-lying shrubbery.
Gabion cages are perfect for barriers, and this streak of granite arching through a bed of fawn and camel is striking and eye-catching.
Via The Art In Life
This fabulous firepit surrounded by dry-stone landscaping creates a perfect haven to indulge in a little hot-tub action under balmy, starry skies.
This flower bed is elevated by the monotone shingle and the perfectly manicured box-plants; punctuating simplicity against a flourishing feast of floral spray.
The combination of natural stone and geometric precision elevates this fantastic corner into a destination rather than just a simple path.
Via Home Of Pondo
Gabion cages create fantastic texture against the tongue and groove fencing, presenting a perfection of tonal interest of both wood and stone.
Via The Art In Life
This ethereal arrangement of stepping stones and zen pebbles creates a wonderfully organic border to a wild garden.
A channel of mixed stones makes a wonderful flowerbed partition between low-lying plants at the front of the bed and the shrubs that add texture to the back. Contrasting colour and texture.
Large flowerbeds can feel overgrown and unloved unless you’re prepared for lots of maintenance, whereas this fabulous figure-8 framework keeps this bed neat and stylish without the hassle.
The white stones surrounding this swirling stream of succulents keeps the weeds at bay while adding a touch of calming zen.
Rocks take subtle centre-stage against a thriving texture of shrubs in this stylish border, exalted by the simplicity of stone.
This stunning zen garden is a celebration of slate grey, using the simplicity of stone in the celebration of concentrated perfection.
This modern take on the cottage rockery is stylishly geometric and a fanfare of spiky uniformity.
Via Hoom Decoration
These irregular slabs nestling amongst bamboo and pebbles make a stylish path through established shrubbery.
This secluded haven uses over-sized, irregular slabs embedded amongst a sea of pebbles and giant greenery to bring a sense of tropical Eden to this tranquil, calming spot.
This gravity-defying arrangement of stones and rocks adds instant interest to established gardens. A little Flintstones chic.
Via Morning Chores