The Garden Smile has evolved into Carruth's signature piece. George says his goal in creating this sculpture was to capture the best of nature and mankind in a peaceful organic format. Folks hang this plaque on walls, fences, decks, entry ways, trellises, on tree trunks, and even way up in trees as sort of a nature spirit peering out from the branches. Wherever it's displayed, the warm winking smile makes everyone feel welcomed. It makes a perfect gift for gardeners. This iconic piece is available in this Grande size, and also as a mini size plaque (5.75 x 4.00 x 1.50),  a standard size plaque (10.50 x 7.50 x 1.75 ),  as a Welcome sign, and as a bird feeder/catch all. The second photo shows the Grande plaque in the natural stone patina next to the regular size Garden Smile plaque to give you perspective of the size difference. Approximate dimensions of this Grande size plaque are 12 inches by 10 inches by 3 inches.


Carruth artwork is classy enough for indoor display and durable enough for worry free use outdoors.  Pieces are hand cast in the same type of stone/concrete that is used to build bridges, with the same kind of indestructable wire that was used in the Space Shuttle imbedded in the stone for hanging. Carruth items are weather resistant, made in the USA, & individually gift boxed in earth friendly packaging.

Grande Garden Smile by Carruth

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  • Carruth Studios collectables come in a choice of patinas that bring out the details of the artwork. The Grande Garden Smile plaque is pictured here alone in the Aged Stone Patina, which gives a piece an antiqued appearance. "Natural stone" is a light patina,and is pictured in the photo with the smaller version of the same design.

  • Carruth has most items in stock to ship out for Nini within a couple days, but sometimes makes your piece just for your order. Therefore, please allow up to 5 business days for processing orders of Carruth items, plus shipping time. Under normal circumstances, all Carruth products should be delivered in 5 to 9 days depending on in-house stock. Nini will email the tracking number to you once your order ships. Please include a note on the order page if you need the item by a specific date & Nini will get back to you about ability to meet your needs.

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  • Local customers (Antioch Illinois), please see the Local Offerings page for information about Fairy Gardens, Gnomes, Miniatures & More!  Workshops are listed under Events on the Sweepstakes and Events tab.

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