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Best Garden Ornaments & Furniture | 2014 Home & Garden Awards

Best Garden Ornaments & Furniture | 2014 Home & Garden Awards
2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

With your garden planted and blooming, it’s time to add the finishing touches! From colorful pots and picket fences to porch swings and comfy recycled plastic Adirondack chairs, the accessories you choose can turn your green space into a true showstopper. To help get you started, here are the winners for best garden ornaments and furniture in Yankee Magazine’s 2014 Home & Garden Awards.

SMALL POTS

Farmhouse Pottery

Woodstock, VT. 802-774-8373; farmhousepottery.com

Farmhouse Pottery’s collection of handmade (and made-to-order) planters includes classic English-garden-inspired vessels as well as rustically beautiful, tree-inspired “trunk” garden pots. From $22 for a small “Fieldstone Garden” pot.

RAISED BEDS

Gardener’s Supply Company

Burlington, VT.  800-876-5520; gardeners.com

Gardener’s simple, durable cedar beds make gardening a lot easier (less digging and weeding) and prettier (neatly contained gardens give a nicely manicured look). From $39.95 for a mini “Grow Bed.”

CHAIRS & TABLES

Conversion Products

Biddeford, ME. 888-236-2212; conversionproducts.com

Who knew recycled milk jugs could look  so refined? Conversion Products transforms recycled plastic lumber into elegant  Adirondack chairs, rockers, captain’s chairs, and tables that can withstand the harshest weather without a hint of decay. From $124 for a camp table.

BIRDHOUSES

MD+A Modern Birdhouses

Maynard Design + Architecture, Lincoln, MA. 617-841-8267; maynarddesign.com

These eye-catching nesting boxes, designed for Eastern bluebirds (and also suitable for chickadees, nuthatches, and wrens), are available in post-mount and hanging styles and in an array of cheerful, nature-inspired colors. From $135 for hanging birdhouses.

SWINGS

Penobscot Bay Porch Swings

Brunswick, ME. 207-729-1616; penobscotbayporchswings.com

Crisp, colorful, and comfortable, a durable, cushioned swing from Penobscot Bay is the perfect perch from which to enjoy your gardening efforts. Four streamlined styles come in an array of nature-inspired shades. From $650.

NATURAL SCULPTURES

Susan Perrine

Woolwich, ME. 207-443-8041; susanperrine.com
Susan Perrine’s gorgeous woven-twig garden structures—ranging from trellis shapes to simple huts to winding tunnels—can serve as support for climbing vines, shaded resting spots, and magical play spaces. Prices vary for custom pieces.

RUG/MATS

Maine Float Rope Company

Waldoboro, ME. 207-832-0600; mainefloatrope.com

Thick, cheerful, durable “Down East Doormats” are hand-woven from reclaimed lobster-trap rope. They’re available in solid colors or stripes, perfect for wiping mucky garden boots after a work session in the dirt. From $54.

FENCING, PERGOLAS & ARBORS

Walpole Outdoors

Walpole, MA. 800-343-6948; walpolewoodworkers.com

Walpole’s handcrafted wood fences, gates, pergolas, and arbors are classic—never fussy—and very New England. Prices vary.

Please Note: This information was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.

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One Response to Best Garden Ornaments & Furniture | 2014 Home & Garden Awards

  1. Judy Luce May 26, 2014 at 7:06 am #

    A wonderful addition to a garden and a perfect place to sit with a book.

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