Adding sculptures and fountains to a lawn gives outdoor spaces a homey feel, like buying patio furniture or replacing the grass with shag carpet. Give your yard a lived-in feel with this Groupon.
$20 for $40 Worth of Garden Ornaments
Artisans brighten up landscapes with lawn adornments and handcrafted garden sculptures including a slate engraved with an inspirational Einstein quote ($26.50), a traditional cast-stone pagoda ($425), and a birdhouse locally crafted from reclaimed wood ($42.50).
After honing his metalworking skills as a Marine blacksmith during WWII, founder Milton Williams opened The Shop in the Garden in 1958, filling a tucked-away courtyard with his original sculptures, whimsical metal decorations, and stunning fountains. In 1967, he hired Michael Largent, who continues Williams’ work as the current owner. Today, the shop bears the name of Aslan, a dearly departed golden retriever who, like his brother Murray, served as the shop’s in-house greeter and chief accounting officer. As visitors enter past handmade chimes, stone decorations, and fountains, they are greeted by the stunning view of a Spanish-style arcade and the warm canine smile of Aslan's successor, Yater. In addition to browsing inspirational knickknacks and outdoor furnishings, visitors can wander through the artists' garden, inspecting copper fountains, hand-cut glass, and original sculptures crafted by Largent and resident glass and metal workers.