Ever noticed how some gardens have good bone structure? By that I mean they have interesting high and low points for the eye to rest on. These gardens usually have good evergreen planting so that there is something to look at all year and sculpture as a focal point.
I made the red willow 'egg' sculpture in the picture for my pond and every morning I can enjoy the view from my window of birds which come and perch on it whilst taking a rest. The willow is striking and seems to 'glow' as it catches the low Winter sun.
The garden on the right is York Gate in Adel - if you visit only one garden this year make it this gem. It is crammed with ideas for focal points and sculpture.
And as the Winter weather arrives, try photographing your garden in snow. If it still looks interesting chances are it has good bone structure. If not, well you know where to come for advice.....!
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