Why We love Gargoyle Garden Statues

"Artists who create gargoyle statues can express humanity and emotion in a creative fashion by using distorted or fantastic forms".


Gargoyle statues appeal to both our imagination and our subconscious. Gargoyles can take our human characteristics and exaggerate and change them to symbolise the many aspects of our personalities. Gargoyle statues can be blended with animal forms but they are differentiated from animals by the human features of imagination, creativity, humour and an appreciation of art. The very things that make us human.

Not all medieval gargoyles were intended to frighten, reprimand or threaten. In fact some gargoyles appear to have been created to amuse or entertain us. A form of popular entertainment long before the monsters of Steven Speilberg captivated todays public.

A significant number of gargoyles, even though they leer and sneer, have something very appealing about them.




Dedo Garden Gargoyle Statue
Where to buy Gargoyle Statues

I have found the best selection of gargoyle garden statues at Amazon.com. They have gargoyles designed by a variety of artists and often have sale items at bargain prices!

My favourite gargoyles are by Design Toscano but I also love and own this Dedo Garden Gargoyle Statue by Orlandi Statuary.


In medieval times no two gargoyles were ever the same. They came in a multitude of fantastic forms; from mystical beasts to grotesque monsters incorporating the features of animals, humans and mythical beasts in funny, frightening or bizarre ways.

Today neo-Gothic artists have created gargoyle statues for our homes and gardens in a huge range of designs and sizes, from imposing life-size gargoyles to smaller, more whimsical pieces. To offer you some inspiration, these are a collection of just some of my personal favourites. What is important is that you choose a gargoyle that appeals to you, one that brings you joy or creates a dramatic statement in your home or garden.








Emmett the Gargoyle sculpture. A classic gargoyle by Design Toscano. One of the original medieval creatures that pensively perched from European rooftops and turrets. This muscular fellow is cast in quality designer resin with a weathered dark grey stone finish. Love the expression on his face! 


Socrates The Thinker Gargoyle Statue

Medieval Gothic Gargoyle Thinker Statue Sculpture Figurine 

Socrates The Thinker. At nearly two feet tall, this muscular gargoyle is a menacing presence flanking a garden path, joining you on the patio or sitting stately inside next to the fireplace. Featuring intricate detail, a horned head with spiked fangs and powerful wings, he sits upon a pedestal deep in thought.

Draga the Vampire Gargoyle Statue


Draga the Gargoyle Vampire.This gargoyle was created by the noted neo-Gothic artist, Sandra Lira. It looks like it is ready to swoop down at any moment! This incredibly sculpted vampire sculpture deftly captures the macabre spirit of Hungarian vampire legend. Cast in quality designer resin. 




Gaston The Wall Climbing Gargoyle


Gaston the Climbing Gargoyle. Created in the gothic tradition of gargoyles who climbed the famous medieval cathedrals of Europe to taunt passers by, this imposing gargoyle created by artist Liam Manchester, will look fantastic hanging from a tree or climbing your home or garden wall. Large size.



The Winged Cat Gargoyle is popular with collectors of gargoyles and cat lovers. Made of cold cast resin it looks great on bookshelves, entrance stands or on the coffee table. Can be used outdoors also.




Gothic Dragon Downspout


Gothic Gargoyle Sculptural Rainspout  

Gargoyle Downspout. With wide-open mouths to steer water from your downspouts onto your lawn this gargoyle  stops water from damaging your foundations. Gothic sculptural detail with scaly skin and wide eyes.(Fits standard rectangular downspouts up to 2¼"x3"). 


Chained Cathedral Gargoyle Statue




Chained Cathedral Gargoyle. This one one of Design Toscano's original garden gargoyle designs. Reminiscent of the Gothic ornaments that perch pensively atop European rooftops and turrets to ward away evil, it makes the perfect sentinel watchdog for your front gate, garden grounds or fire hearth.  
 

Picc-a-dilly Garden Gargoyles


Picc-a-Dilly Gargoyle Sculptures. These troll like gargoyles can't stop picking. With troll like features you can collect the set of three and laugh it off to bad habits.




Talisman Gargoyle of the Eclipse Statue

 
Talisman-Gargoyle of the Eclipse. Followers of noted artist Manchester will recognize the skilful sculpt in his latest creation, Talisman. Inspired by the moment when light turns to dark, he's crafted this "Master of the eclipse" with spiked horns and a truly evil countenance. Cast in quality designer resin exclusively for Toscano, Talisman is finished in Gothic green tones.


Conall the Gargoyle



Gargoyle "Conall" - Collectible Figurine Statue is a classic frightening gargoyle crafted in quality resin with the look of stone. It is believed winged gargoyles will come to life at night and fly around your house, protecting it from evil. A perfect gift for the gargoyle collector.



Classic Gothic "Green Man" Statue

Hand Cast Stone Green Man Plaque 
Hand Cast Stone Green Man Plaque - Gothic Gargoyle. The mythical "Green Man" or Jack-Of-The-Green gargoyle was commonly depicted in medieval times with branches sprouting from it's head or mouth. It is a sign of nature and fertility, promoting the growth of healthy plants.
 


The Spitting Gargoyle of Notre Dame

Whether you're a history lover, a connoisseur of gargoyle decor or are looking for an awesome gargoyle gift, you can own a replica of the famous Spitting Gargoyle that sits atop the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

The Spitting Gargoyle of Notre Dame does not actually spit water so technically it is a Grotesque but the term Gargoyle has come to include both.


The Spitting Gargoyle of Notre Dame

Le Coloso Spitting Gargoyle of Notre Dame Fiber Stone Garden Statue 27"H - Yard Art

Just as this statue faithfully protected the Cathedral of Notre dame and the entire city of Paris for hundreds of years, now you can have your own Notre Dame Spitting Garoyle to keep your family and loved ones safe.

Own a piece of history with this ancient Spitting Gargoyle, cast in quality designer resin with a faux stone finish and worthy of display as a coveted and historic work of art.
 
 
 
 






Silas the Gargoyle Sentry Statue 


Silas the Gargoyle Sentry Statue is a two-foot-tall Gothic sentinel is ready to pounce on unsuspecting predators to your home or garden! Following the legendary European heritage of gargoyle sentries, artist Manchester has chiseled Silas with muscular haunches and spiny talons, bat-like wings, a threatening jaw and flared nostrils.



Solar Gargoyle Statue with Light Up Eyes

Exclusive Solar Gargoyle Statue

This Solar Garden Gargoyle Statue has eyes that light up in the dark! The eyes glow with an eerie light that will frighten off any evil that threatens your home! Made from poly resin with a faux stone finish. This gargoyle statue is very popular! 


Solid Bronze Medieval Gargoyle

Gothic Bronze Medieval Sculpture 
 
This Solid Bronze Medieval Gargoyle by Digital Angel makes a fierce sentry with broad, muscular shoulders and an appealing wrinkled face. Looks great as a pair. Suitable for all weather conditions.


Emmett Gargoyle Fiber Stone Statue


Emmett Gargoyle Fiber Stone Garden Statue (MED 8"H) Yard Art

This Emmett Fiber Stone Gargoyle statue is another one I have in my collection (yes, I like the whimsical looking gargoyles!). Made from a stone and fibreglass casting he can withstand all weather conditions. Looks great nestled under a tree or on a pedestal in the flower bed.

 

More gargoyles coming soon.............

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  5. These are pretty neat! Much cooler than lawn gnomes, at any rate. When our family was traveling in France, my son had some nightmares about the gargoyles he saw on the Cathedral of Notre Dame. They scared him a lot until I told him that the word 'gargoyle' comes from a similar root as 'gargle.' Now that he's older he thinks they're cool. I even showed him some episodes of the old Gargoyles cartoon from the 90s. Maybe I should buy him one of these statues for his birthday.


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    1. I can imagine a child having nightmares about the more frightening gargoyles at Notre Dame, but they are cool also. Your son is right!

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