Landscape rockery has many landscaping functions, such as constituting the main landscape or terrain skeleton of the garden, dividing and organizing the garden space, arranging courtyards, revetments, slope protection, earth retaining, and setting up natural flower beds. It can also be combined with garden buildings, garden roads, sites and garden plants to form a variety of scenery, so as to reduce the artificial atmosphere, increase natural interest, and make garden buildings merge into the landscape environment. Therefore, rockery has become one of the characteristics of natural landscape gardens in China.
Based on the characteristics of large-scale buildings in rockery, the garden space is divided into various space forms with different sizes, shapes and changes. Through the intersection, separation, clamping, enclosure and convergence of rockery, the flowing space of mountain road, closed space of mountain depression, arch space of cave and deep space of Canyon can be created in rockery area. The rockery can also bring visitors'sight or viewpoint to high or low places, creating a space scene of looking up and down.
Rockery and stone landscape are the artistic reproduction of natural mountain landscape in gardens. In the courtyard, garden roadside, square, pool side, wall corner, even in the roof garden and other environments, rockery and stone scenery can also be used as garden sketches to embellish the landscape, add interest, play the role of landscape and landscape. The natural landscape images of exotic peaks, cliffs, mountains, deep canyons, springs, caves, islands and reefs can be reproduced in the garden through the stone-moulded rockery rockscape.