24 creative ideas to use stone stylishly in your garden | homify

24 creative ideas to use stone stylishly in your garden

press profile homify press profile homify
MM NATURSTEIN GMBH Modern walls & floors
Loading admin actions …

When it comes to thinking about gorgeous materials that are suitable for use in your garden, we think there are a few obvious choices. However, one you might not instantly consider is stone. 

It's a natural gardening product so the fit is perfect, but if you haven't thought of incorporating decorative garden stones into your garden projects before, it might be tricky to get your head around. Therefore, we've found some amazing projects making perfect use of garden stones, completed by talented landscape architects, that we know will have you going crazy for stone detailing.

Take a look and be inspired by these stone and garden projects. 


1. External stone clad walls look amazing

When combining that stone-clad wall with the garden stone look, the raw and natural vibe of this design (and we’re talking about both the house and the garden) gets a firm and stylish boost. 

Notice how those rectangular little beddings complement the linear style of the house’s modern design, its windows, etc. 


2. Large pebble beds sure are low-maintenance

Even large pebbles for a garden can be most suitable – maybe not for standing or walking on, but definitely to splash some style and detail around. 


3. Slate gravel, topped with chunky boulders, is eye-catching

4. Stone chips look great and improve drainage!

5. Rockery gardens are easy to create and need little ongoing care

6. Bright white stones are ideal for Zen settings

7. Mix and match your stones and their sizes for an eye-popping display

8. Smooth stones contrast perfectly with spiky plants

9. Colour-coordinated stones blend with raised beds

10. You can even invest in rustic stone flower pots

11. A stone feature wall will finish your garden off to perfection

12. Keep and restore any existing stonework to give it a new lease of life

13. Pebbles can hide an unsightly drain cover but still promote good drainage

14. Rock pools are a gorgeous feature and are relatively self-maintaining

15. Gabion-style wall inserts are a modern and fantastic garden idea that look stunning

16. If you've got the space and the passion for Japanese garden styles, how about recreating a full size one?

17. Stone perimeter walls look beautiful and authoritative

18. Pebbles are in their element when surrounding a striking water feature

19. Large stones really finish off a path perfectly

20. Self-contained little displays always look neater finished with stones

21. Unusual stone walls get our vote as a lovely garden feature

22. Use hollowed stones as striking planters. This is ideal for succulents!

23. You don't have to get everything millimetre perfect with rustic stone displays

24. If you're feeling really adventurous, how about building a stone pizza oven? Tasty!

Bonus idea: Really tiny pebbles

How about going even smaller than pebbles and opting for a gravel walkway in-between your pretty plants? Just be sure to include decent edging to keep that design as neat as possible.


Bonus idea: Blending stone with everything else

Don't overlook the style possibilities when mixing decorative garden stones with other eye-catching textures… like wood. 


Bonus idea: Complement your garden stone pathway

Shape and colour for a spacious front garden and driveway Kate Eyre Garden Design Modern garden
Kate Eyre Garden Design

Shape and colour for a spacious front garden and driveway

Kate Eyre Garden Design

See how visually arresting this pathway becomes after sprinkling some gravel in-between those stepping stones? An ideal way to combine a raw, natural look with a structural, pre-planned design. 

Ready to try some more fresh outdoor styles? See these 13 fantastic flooring ideas for a stylish garden or patio.


Which of these stone garden ideas did you like best?

Need help with your home project?
Get in touch!

Discover home inspiration!