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How To Add Value to Your Garden with Cast Stone

The benefits of using cast stone are not limited to just the interior and exterior of your property; it also extends to your garden, enhancing the overall aesthetic of your luxury home with a cohesive garden and landscape design. This blog will explore the significance of colour matching as well as showcase a range of cast stone products that have the potential to enhance the value of your property.

Research has shown that a well-maintained and stylish garden can increase the value of a property by up to 20%1. If you haven’t already read our previous blog to help you design the exterior of your luxury house you can read it here.

How Can Cast Stone Enhance a Garden?

To enhance and create a stylish luxury garden using cast stone, consider adding bird baths, planters, architectural elements, and outdoor benches. The quality of the materials used is a significant factor in the curb appeal of your home and can also help make your garden stand out. There is the opportunity for more personalisation to make your garden as you would like it. For more information, please refer to our ultimate guide to cast stone.

Colour Match

When it comes to enhancing your outdoor space with cast stone, colour matching is key. We would generally recommend colour matching your garden and its landscape to your luxury home. Just as you carefully select colours and finishes for your home’s interior and exterior, the same attention to detail should be applied to your garden design.

The right colour choice can make your garden features pop or seamlessly blend into their natural surroundings. Whether you want a bold statement or a more harmonious look, colour matching with cast stone can help you achieve your desired aesthetic.

To explore different colour options and compare how they complement your home, we invite you to request samples. By seeing the samples in person, you can get a better sense of how the colours will look in your garden environment. Request your free cast stone samples here.

Colour matching with cast stone is a simple yet effective way to create a cohesive and luxurious outdoor space that seamlessly blends with your home’s style.

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To help you enhance your garden and landscaping, and to give you some ideas and inspiration, we’ve provided below our top five cast stone garden products as well as our top four landscaping products.

Our Top Five Cast Stone Products to Add Value and Style to Your Garden

When it comes to enhancing the beauty and style of your garden, cast stone products offer a variety of options to suit every taste and garden style. Let’s explore our top five products and discover how each one can enhance the value and style of your outdoor space:


1) Urns and Planters

Cast stone urns, vases, and troughs are not just planters; they are statement centerpieces that can enhance the entrance to your garden.

Our range of cast stone products are handcrafted and available in a variety of bespoke styles, price points and sizes, catering to all your garden needs. From the classic charm of our Renaissance Urn to the larger Florentine Trough, each piece is designed to bring style and value to your garden.


2) Cast Stone Sundial Plinths

A sundial traditionally served as an object to determine the time by observing the shadow cast when the sun hits the dial. Nowadays, they are frequently used as centrepieces to add to the style of a property. Our range of sundial plinths are available in all our cast stone colours.

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3) Cast Stone Obelisks

Obelisks have a rich history as garden features and landscape ornaments, with origins dating back to ancient Egypt around 3000 BC. Today, these majestic structures can be spotted worldwide, adding a touch of luxury to any private or public garden setting or landscaping project. Placing an obelisk to flank an entrance to a courtyard, kitchen garden, or enclosed area can instantly elevate the aesthetic appeal of the space.

Available in a range of bespoke shapes, uses, styles, and colours, obelisks offer versatility and customisation to suit different preferences and design schemes. Whether you prefer a classic design or a more contemporary look, we have a range of obelisks to complement your garden beautifully.


4) Cast Stone Benches

Cast stone benches have always been a beloved choice for gardens, terraces, or cozy corners. We offer a range of beautifully designed benches that cater to both traditional and contemporary tastes. Recently we’ve introduced a curved sectional design that allows for seamless joining to create longer seating areas, transforming your outdoor space into an intimate space.

Our cast stone benches not only serve as stunning additions to your surroundings but also make for thoughtful gifts or memorials. You can further personalise them with engraved plaques of your choosing. Unlike their wooden counterparts, our benches require little maintenance.

To complement your outdoor seating area, we also offer a circular garden table featuring cast stone moulded edge detailing, supported by a circular base.


5) Bird Baths

Cast stone bird baths are stunning and substantial pieces that will look impressive in any garden setting and will be admired by both garden enthusiasts, bird watchers and the birds that will regularly visit them. Beautiful cast stone bird baths attract all manner of birdlife to your garden.

Similarly, like our other cast stone garden products, we also offer a wide range of styles and colours to suit your taste.

Our Top Four Cast Stone Products to Add Value and Style to Your Garden’s Landscaping

Now that you have selected your desired cast stone garden products, it’s time to develop your garden’s landscape. Our range of cast stone landscape products provides various options to suit every taste and contribute to shaping your garden style.

Here are our top four landscape garden products to add value and style to your luxury property:


1) Fountains and Pool Surrounds

When thinking of the landscape of a luxury garden, water fountains are often the first feature that comes to mind. Imagine the sound of relaxing running water harmonising with the beauty of your garden – a perfect blend of nature and design.

Our collection boasts a wide variety of bespoke fountains, suitable for gardens of all sizes, from intimate courtyards to expansive landscapes. Among our signature pieces, the Large Triple Fountain stands out, often paired with our medium or large pool surround for a cohesive look.

All our fountains are supplied with the necessary pipework plus fittings, and we can also supply pumps for fountains and features where needed.


2) Cast Stone Temples & Pavilions

In landscape projects, creating an impactful statement or centrepiece is key, and nothing achieves this quite like cast stone temples and pavilions. These structures offer owners a spot to sit beneath to enjoy the beauty of their garden.

Cast stone temples, in particular, provide a grand presence and leave a lasting impression, especially in spaces with ample room to accommodate guests. We offer two sizes of temples, each customisable with or without domes, and a selection of plain or stepped floors to suit your aesthetic preferences.


3) Balustrades

Cast stone balustrades, otherwise known as banisters, play a vital role in both safety and aesthetics within outdoor spaces. Typically situated at the side of steps as handrails or along the edges of elevated garden areas, these architectural elements provide both support and visual appeal.

Our balustrades come in various styles and colours that will perfectly complement your luxury home, providing a classical and attractive yet open barrier that frames the view beyond, rather than obstructing it.

For more information, read our case study to see how cast stone balustrades transformed a country house.

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4) Treads / Steps and Risers

This leads beautifully into the area of cast stone treads, steps, and risers. Whether they are guiding guests to your front door or leading to different levels of your garden, cast stone treads and steps play a crucial role in both landscape and aesthetics.

Our range is manufactured in a variety of natural stone shades and is designed to create striking steps and landings that leave a lasting impression.

Available in standard sizes, they can also be customised to suit your specific requirements or design preferences, whether for ascent to your front door or descent into a lower level of your garden.

Additional relevant products that are worth a mention and are often used for boundary walls and entrances include gate pillars, copings and pier caps. Again, these beautiful cast stone products can match or contrast with the colours you’ve chosen for your home, garden and landscaping.


Incorporating cast stone elements into your garden landscape not only enhances its aesthetics but also adds value to your property. From decorative urns and planters to obelisks and soothing fountains, cast stone products offer an array of options to elevate the style and functionality of your outdoor space.

Our careful selection of colours and finishes plays a pivotal role in creating a cohesive design that seamlessly blends with your luxury home. Whether you aim for a bold statement or a harmonious look, colour matching with cast stone allows you to achieve your desired style.

Why choose Acanthus?

Here at Acanthus, we pride ourselves on offering a wide range of high-quality garden and landscape products to suit any budget, with tailored solutions to enhance your outdoor spaces.

“At Acanthus, our cast stone products have the ability to transform outdoor spaces into luxurious areas of beauty and functionality.’’ Gavin, Project Manager at Acanthus

If you require any further information on cast stone products or wish to discuss our bespoke cast stone products, contact one of our friendly Acanthus team. 


1) Redmayne Arnold and Harris – Does A Garden Increase Property Value?   



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