The best garden flags are both versatile and beautiful. They add a touch of class and thoughtfulness to a home’s exterior. And they show off the homeowners’ personality. (Plus, they may be the best housewarming gift you can find.) Unlike the larger banners showing off nationalities, garden flags are smaller but still deliver a splash of color and fun. For the purposes of comparison, most of the flags we feature as the standard 12 inches by 18 inches in size. Here are our favorite garden flag collections.
A banner for every special day
You have decor for every holiday inside your house, so complete the theme with the right garden flag. This collection from CD Long has 12 flags so you’re covered. Holidays include: St. Patricks Day, Easter, Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s Day along with seasonal flags for spring, autumn, winter. They fill all standard flag poles and are weather- and fade-resistant.
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A hidden treasure
Gnomes are beloved and benevolent characters who oversee the well-being of the flora and fauna, so they’re the perfect symbol for a garden flag. The 10 flags in this collection celebrate the four seasons and six holidays including Christmas, Halloween, Easter, St. Patrick’s Day, Valentine’s Day and the Fourth of the July. They’re double-sided and made of premium burlap to withstand extreme weather and high winds.
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There have been 27 versions of the American flag. The original flag in 1777 – as you probably remember from school – had 13 stars and 13 stripes for the American colonies. Each time a state is added to the union, a star is added. While it is a federal law that the flag should be displayed from sunrise to sunset, you can in fact show the flag for all 24 hours as long as there’s proper illumination so it can be seen in the dark. We don’t think anyone will mind if you fly this at night without a light.
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How to welcome your visitors
If you’re looking for one flag that works any day of the year, this “Crowned Beauty” number seems ideal. It’s double-sided – the text is readable on both sides as well. Though it can be machine-washed, we recommend hand washing for maximum longevity. If you want to iron it, do so on low temperature with a towel on top to protect the color. This classic look won’t go out of style.
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Clear and bright colors
This flag by Louise Maelys is perfect for the dog days of summer – or any season really. It’s made with burlap but is still machine washable. It’s double-stitched for maximum durability. The flag is printed on both sides and is weather resistant. Did you know a dog’s sense of smell is 10,000 times stronger than that of a human. Maybe you should leave it up to your pet to decide when this flag needs cleaning.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do you hang a garden flag?
You need a pole, stand or bracket to hang a garden flag. (You can always display a flag on the wall if you prefer.) Be sure the stand you buy will fit the size flag you purchased. Most garden flags are 12 x 18 inches.
Are one-sided flags harder to hang?
One-sided flags aren’t more difficult to display, but you’ll want to make sure the stand is facing the right direction so visitors can read the flag.
Can you light up a garden flag?
Solar-powered lights are great for illuminating garden flags.
Where should I place a garden flag?
You can display a garden flag anywhere – traditionally they seem most common in garden areas, obviously. Driveways, flower beds, porch steps and the mailbox are other popular spots to display a garden flag.
Will my flag blow away in high winds?
It’s possible that high winds could dislodge a flag. Some stands have looped ends to prevent this. If your stand doesn’t have a looped end, consider using a rubber plug at the end of the stand to keep your flag in place.