Pet Project: Decorating with Faux Greenery Garden Animals

You’ve seen them. You love them. Whimsical animal topiaries inhabiting the lawns of famous English estates or theme-park botanical gardens. A giant elephant family, or modest, moss-covered birds perched on a hedge? You want to try one in your own outdoor space, but you’re intimidated. Maybe you’re not artistic or much of a gardener, and you certainly don’t have time to keep up with constant trimming and watering. Right?

Grandinroad has a solution: try the everlasting charm of garden animals crafted from faux boxwood greenery. Made of lightweight man-made materials, no green thumb or maintenance is required. And they’re designed to live with you, season after season.

Start small.

No room for a life-sized giraffe or brontosaurus? No worries. Get this playful pair of Faux Boxwood Squirrels—right-sized for more small outdoor spaces, like a tiny terrace, tucked beneath a favorite flowering plant, or atop porch railing. They’re even great on a small accent table, inside or out. Faux means no mess.

Best friends forever (almost).

What’s even better than no maintenance and no mess? Faux greenery animals, like our Faux Boxwood Garden Dogs, have an everlasting charm. Constructed of sturdy, man-made greenery on a wire frame, they’re designed to last—and bring smiles—season after season. So they become like a family pet; give them a colorful leash or bandanna, and definitely a name. Good boy, Casey.

Make a scene.

Maybe you like topiaries because they create a little lawn drama? Then our Faux Boxwood Peabody’s your dog. Strategically placed, he’s guaranteed to make the neighbors smile. No clean-up involved.

Graceful, and versatile too.

It’s a swan, it’s a planter, and it’s vintage-reference sweet. Our Faux Boxwood Swan Planter is modeled after swan topiary accents from the 1940s—its open-wing styling disguises a standard 4″ plastic nursery pot for your favorite flowers, so you can a touch of color to the scene. Inside or out.

What about whimsical?

And so trendy. Standing a proud three feet tall to welcome guests, our Faux Boxwood Flamingo doesn’t have to be bright pink and plastic to say you’ve got style and a sense of humor. Extra points for a flock of three or more elegantly hobnobbing on the lawn.


If you’re an animal lover, but faux boxwood isn’t necessarily your style, grandinroad has an entire menagerie of outdoor living accents, from planters and garden décor to outdoor pillows, featuring some of your favorite four-legged friends. Take a look before spring comes to life.

  1. Peabody has to be a boy dog. In your commentary you call him a her. No girl dog whatever lift her leg like that.

    1. Thanks for your feedback, Christy! We’re so glad you love these pieces. Faux Greenery Garden Animals are perfect for climates like yours!

  2. Awesome! It looks so good and soothing to the eyes. This post is good and has great content with a lot of information and good clarity images. Thanks for posting this article. I’m going to buy one of these faux garden animals and would suggest my friends buy them too. Keep posting.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind feedback, Akshay! We’d love to see how your style your faux greenery garden animal – if you share a photo on Instagram, please be sure to use #grandinroad for a chance to be featured in our website gallery! Enjoy!

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