Make a Style Statement with Excess Rocks in the Garden

A lesson from two enterprising gardeners at Old Goat Farm.

Too many rocks in the garden? Put them to good use

Faced with an extraordinary number of rocks in their glacial-till soil, the enterprising gardeners at Old Goat Farm at the foot of Mount Rainier, Washington, decided to make a stony statement.

Greg Graves and Gary Waller purchased 4-foot-tall cages of 1/4-inch-gauge metal. The top holds a standard 16-inch square clay tile; the base is 18-inches square. It didn’t take long to fill the cage with their best boulders. Once full, the tile was added and focal-point plants set in place.

Their next idea? A horizontal rock cage to be used as a matching bench!