A rockery is an attractive yet low maintenance alternative to traditional flower beds. Rockeries combine large and small stones, interspersed with small plants, to create an interesting mixture of textures and colours.

Alpine plants are most commonly used in rockeries, which makes this type of landscaping feature very well suited to dry areas of land. If you want to practice water conservation in your garden, then a rockery is the ideal choice. However, even in a mostly green garden, a rockery can be a wonderful complement to lush plants and blossoms.