One thing all the open gardens we visited had in common (other than flowers, of course) was non-floral decorative touches. Like this pretty face sculpture hanging on a tree. This garden had several different faces dotted throughout it.
Another garden served as a backdrop for paintings...one of its gardeners is an artist.
We were welcomed by classical statuary and sweet fat chickens...
as well as numerous birds on sticks!
How about your garden? Decorated or plain?