Rock Garden: Types +70 Awesome Ideas to Inspire
A landscaping project can transform the look of your home’s external areas, allowing you to create a beautiful, pleasant and relaxing environment. However, when we talk about this type of project, people tend to think only about plant species, such as ferns, succulents and cacti, and forget that they can use the stones to compose a beautiful setting. Therefore, in this article we are going to present you with several ideas to create a beautiful and very inspiring rock garden.
Types of rock garden
There are several types of stones that can be used in your landscaping project. Therefore, in the next topics we will introduce you to the most used stones in this composition.
Garden with river stones
River stones are widely used in the composition of gardens, both for their low cost and for promoting a rustic and natural look to the environment.
Image 1: River stones leave a very natural and soft effect in your garden.
Garden with natural pebble
The natural pebble is characterized by presenting light tones and leaves the environment with an appearance closer to the natural one. In addition, its low price also draws the attention of decorators. Therefore, pebble is widely used in the decoration of spaces, including the winter garden.
Image 2: Natural pebble is widely used in planned gardens and can still be used together with other stones.
Garden with common gravel
In addition to being a fundamental material in civil construction, common gravel can also be used in landscape projects. It is generally used to cover the entire floor or in combination with other types of stone, giving the look a more modern look.
Image 3: This garden with common gravel flooring has an attractive and modern look.
Garden with red gravel
In addition to the common gravel, you can also use the red gravel which, despite its name, has a more brownish and orange color. Because of this different color, its use draws attention in rock gardens.
Image 4: The red gravel can be used to assemble compositions that highlight the external area of the house.
Garden with white gravel
The garden with white gravel stones draws attention for its elegance and sophistication. Furthermore, the use of this stone highlights the colors and plants of the place, creating a beautiful visual contrast.
Image 5: You can also use white gravel to cover the floor of your winter garden.
Expanded clay garden
Expanded clay is known to be used in the assembly of plant pots, facilitating water drainage. However, you can also use this material to decorate your garden with stones, especially if you prefer a more discreet look.
Image 6: Expanded clay is also used in composition and setting up beautiful gardens.
Garden with white dolomite
White dolomite draws attention for its cleaner and more delicate shape compared to white gravel. But this stone is also used to highlight the plants for garden and pots in the space and, therefore, it is often used in large or smaller landscaping projects, such as in the small and simple winter garden.
Image 7: The strip composed of white dolomite reinforces the Zen look of this side garden.
Garden with Portuguese stones
Portuguese stone is generally used in paving and stairs, but it can also be used in the composition of your garden with stones, giving a more rustic appearance to the space. In addition, it can be found in white, black, red and yellow versions, which expands the possibilities of use.
Image 8: In this example, Portuguese stones were used both in the construction of the stairs and in the composition of the side garden.
Garden with marble slabs
Marble slabs are generally used to compose walkways and paths through the garden. Therefore, to use it in your project, it is important to choose more rustic boards, to prevent people from slipping and having an accident.
Image 9: You can even use these marble slabs to form paths in your elegant garden.
Garden with stones São Tomé
In addition to the marble slabs, you can also use São Tomé stones to compose the paths in your garden with stones. The advantage of using this type of stone is associated with its ability to absorb water, its non-slip characteristic, its low capacity to absorb heat and its resistance to friction.
Image 10: São Tomé stones are also used as flooring and decoration of the outdoor area.
+60 Garden decorations with stones to inspire you
Check out our selection of different types of garden that use stones in their composition.
Image 11: You can use the common gravel in the composition of a modern and elegant garden.
Image 12: But you can also use white dolomite to add elegance and beauty to this space.
Image 13: The walkway with marble plates makes this garden even more beautiful and inviting.
Image 14: These larger caliber stones contribute to a more modern and rustic look.
Image 15: However, you can use different types of stone in the composition of your garden.
Image 16: In addition, you can use common gravel to build a modern and uncluttered garden.
Image 17: Expanded clay and natural pebble also make a beautiful combination in this space.
Image 18: In this case, the white dolomites highlight the bushes.
Image 19: But you can also use this stone to draw attention to succulents.
Image 20: Stones are also very useful for forming geometric figures in the ground.
Image 21: In this garden, white stones were used to line the floor and leave the space with a more rustic look.
Image 22: The river stones make this area look lighter and more natural.
Image 23: You can use white dolomite both on the floor and inside the vases.
Image 24: Stones complement your garden with shrubs, cactuses and succulents.
Image 25: In this garden, the space with natural pebbles draws attention.
Image 26: White dolomite and expanded clay are also widely used in the composition of winter gardens under the stairs.
Image 27: You can still use the stones to form walkways in your garden.
Image 28: However, you can use white gravel, sand and river rock to form a garden with a desert look.
Image 29: In addition, it is possible to use the natural pebbles to decorate the area with potted plants.
Image 30: In this restaurant, the winter garden was decorated with a giant rock and a floor covered with gravel.
Image 31: In this winter garden under the stairs, white dolomites were used to make the place more sophisticated.
Image 32: But you can also use white gravel to cover the floor of your modern garden.
Image 33: Common gravel is also widely used on the floor of gardens.
Image 34: But you can also use Portuguese stone to make the look more rustic and elegant.
Image 35: In addition, you can choose to combine natural pebbles and river stones.
Image 36: Expanded clay can also promote a beautiful effect in a space with tropical plants.
Image 37: But you can also use the natural pebbles to decorate the garden and the São Tomé stone staircase.
Image 38: This winter garden has gained a modern touch with these geometric shapes made up of stones.
Image 39: This space has become more modern due to the presence of gravel stones of greater caliber.
Image 40: Another winter garden under the stairs decorated with different types of stones, leaving a delicate look.
Image 41: In this space, the white gravel was used to cover the floor.
Image 42: But you can also use the common gravel to make the look more modern.
Image 43: Natural pebble can also be used in the composition of your winter garden.
Image 44: But you can also use common gravel and river stone to decorate a modern and innovative garden.
Image 45: Also, you can invest in the combination of expanded clay, dolomite and white gravel to build this area.
Image 46: River stones can also be used in more elegant and charming spaces.
Image 47: However, you can still invest in the common gravel to compose a minimalist look.
Image 48: Alternate spaces decorated with stones and spaces with lawn.
Image 49: It is also possible to use stones to compose the space of your garden suspended with ferns.
Image 50: But you can also use the river stone in this composition.
Image 51: For a modern garden, its worth investing in stones, sculptures and colors, like this yellow painted wall.
Image 52: In this case, in addition to the sculptures and stones, the fountain and the water mirror stand out, creating a peaceful and Zen place.
Image 53: However, you can also organize your garden by quadrants, centering the plants in some places and filling the rest with river stones.
Image 54: White dolomite and river stone stand out in this small winter garden.
Image 55: But you can also use the river stones just around the area.
Image 56: Rocks of different sizes are essential for setting up your Japanese garden.
Image 57: And you can even use higher caliber white rocks to contrast the delicate look of the flowering shrubs.
Image 58: In this example, in addition to the white dolomite used in the contour and the gravel that lines the floor, the river stones were used to build the fountain and a small lake.
Image 59: The giant, cut rocks work like real sculptures and draw attention in this minimalist garden.
Image 60: But you can also use the white gravel on the floor of this garden with living area.
Picture 61: In addition, your small winter garden will look better with a floor lined with natural pebbles.
Image 62: And you can even build a side garden that stand out for the presence of water fountains and wooden panel.
Image 63: The river stones contribute to this space conveying a feeling of peace and relaxation.
Image 64: However, you can still use different stones to make the floor look bicolor.
Image 65: But you can also use white dolomite to highlight only the plants in the space.
Image 66: Portuguese stones can also be used to compose an area full of succulents.
Image 67: But you can also use larger rocks to form the walkway in your eastern garden.
Image 68: You can also choose to use only expanded clay, which makes the look more discreet.
Image 69: Besides, you can still use river stones to compose a modern and organized garden.
Image 70: The white dolomites draw attention and highlight the central part of this space.
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