Drystone Designs – A Natural Art

In a corner of the garden


n the 18th century, stone features and follies were built to add interest and character to a garden. An unusual design would draw the viewer further into the landscape, and when reached would offer a comfortable seat and viewing point.


Approximately 1 ton of stone is used to build 1 square metre of freestanding stone dyke. Whatever tonnage is used to build a feature, by the time it is finished each stone used might have been lifted – by hand – 4 or 5 times!