garden projects with stones and rocks

I love stone! Just do. So many of you loved our post “Got Stones?” that we are doing a follow up with more great ideas for easy projects with stones and rocks. All of these are beginner projects, are simple, inexpensive, and creative…and best of all, you may have the stones right in your back yard!

Stick and Stones

Use bundles of branches or sticks to create a garden post, then top with decorative rocks from your garden. Love this!

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A gabion is a box or container made of wire mesh or fencing, and filled with a material for stability. In this case, wire mesh is used to create a tall box, filled with rock, then used as a decorative column. You can create tables, benches, even retaining walls with this method. Its a trendy and modern way to re-purpose in the garden, and its so creative!

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Spiral Garden

Use rocks and your fav plants to create a spiral garden.

garden projects stones rocks


Create a Mural

Got an ugly fence or wall that could use an artistic touch? Use rocks and stones and a construction adhesive from the home improvement store to create simple murals. This community garden has it right!

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And just because it’s fun, here are some more inspirational photos with stone and rock!

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stones garden project

garden projects stones

stones garden projects

Image Credits: indulgy, midwestliving, penick, design-remont, ryanstreetgarden, bigworldofbeauty, devoran-garden-gabions, carolynsshadegardens, Stone Art Blog

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  1. Keara June 7, 2017 at 10:47 am

    The Stone Truck Project 2012 Maple Corner, Vermont.

  2. Tonya January 21, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    Ohhh…I just want to sit in that beautiful rustic chair,sip on some wine and listen to the sounds of the woods…..

  3. chris December 12, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Someone sent me your article titled garden projects with stones. There was no photo credit connected with the image of the stone truck. Can you tell me who made this?
    Thanks, Chris

    1. Kathy Woodard December 12, 2013 at 9:40 pm

      Unfortunatly we couldn’t find the source. If you run accross it – let us know!
      Thanks –

      1. Kathy Woodard January 9, 2014 at 2:19 pm

        Thanks Kim!


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