What do you see when you gaze out the windows at your garden? What do you want your guests to see as they enter your patio or back garden? Creating focal points is a wonderful way to lead the eye around the garden and create interest and surprise.

Won't this be a beautiful focal point as the roses wrap themselves around the pergola? The two-tone paint scheme creates even more interest and the structure will eventually screen the house beyond.

The curved teak bench becomes a focal point in this sloping garden and is also used by this young mother to read to her children.

Viburnum plicatum 'Mariesii' becomes the path's focal point in this white garden.

This gazing ball creates a beautiful focal point through the arbor covered with a climbing Iceberg rose.