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.


Stone features and follies became popular in the 18th century with designers such as Capability Brown. The garden was seen almost as an extension to the house, to be furnished with seats and arbors and points of interest.