Garden Gallery: An Idaho Haven

andy goldsworthy stacked stone cone idaho garden randy thueme

There isn’t an Andy Goldsworthy work (or even an Andy Goldsworthy copy-cat work) in existence that I don’t adore.  There is something about bringing rustic and natural elements into these highly organized forms that endlessly appeals to me.  This sculpture is in a garden created by Randy Theume in Idaho.  The challenge was to blend the garden with the wild surroundings.   I think what was done here is absolute perfection.  The simple lines of the stacked stones (I wonder if they were all found on-site?) and the fence carve out a perfect scene.   I am trying to sort out the building of that fence.  I wonder if each level is attached to just the layers above and below or if there is an internal pole that goes through all the layers to hold it sturdy.  Either way, it is a work of art.

rustic fence and horse sculpture idaho garden randy thueme

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.


  1. erin on March 23, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    I just wanted to say that I was SO excited to see your post over on Apartment Therapy today! Yay! I can’t wait to read your columns. 🙂

  2. bamboo fence on January 20, 2012 at 7:44 am

    The garden is so beautiful and the statue of horse is looking great. I like the other pictures. Thanks for sharing.

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