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24 creative ideas to use stone stylishly in your garden

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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 stone in decorative terms before, it might be tricky to get your head around. Therefore, we've found some amazing projects, completed by talented landscape architects, that we know will have you going crazy for stone detailing.

Take a look and start thinking about your own garden!

1. External stone clad walls look amazing

2. Large pebble beds sure are low-maintenance

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!

For more garden inspiration, take a look at  this Ideabook: 13 Tips To Start Preparing Your Garden For Colder Weather.

Which of these ideas did you like best?
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