I would love to have an area of my back yard that I can use as a place to retreat, and perhaps meditate. The aim of a meditation garden is to provide a soothing and peaceful setting which will make it a lovely place to unwind after the stresses of daily life.
Ideas for Meditation Gardens.
A meditation garden often has Japanese styled plants in it. Bamboo is one that is often used but really whatever plants make you feel peaceful will work well. Flowering herbs are a great choice, as are ferns and hostas.
Water features, paths and rocky area are also all good choices for a meditation setting. Small walkways are always additions that put me in a peaceful mood.
Many people grow bonsai trees as a part of a meditation garden. The Japanese art form lends itself well to this type of garden setting.
Many meditation gardens make use of statues to set the mood. Some use traditional meditating figures and others are more abstract. Sometimes just a pile of rocks can make one feel peaceful and zen.
Here are some of my favorites. You can click on any of the images to go to the original source.
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