Meditiation Garden Settings

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.

Meditation Garden Settings

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.

Sometimes just a garden bench is all that is needed for tranquility.

Sometimes just a garden bench is all that is needed for tranquility.

Buddha statue

This Buddha Stature makes a wonderful garden accent.

This walkway gives a zen feel to the garden setting.

This walkway gives a zen feel to the garden setting.

The simplicity of rocks and bamboo in a meditation setting

The simplicity of rocks and bamboo in a meditation setting

 

Water garden with island Meditation statue

Water garden with island Meditation statue

Traditional Buddha Meditation statue

Traditional Buddha Meditation statue

Cat meditation Statue from Novica

Cat meditation Statue from Novica

Meditation dog in garden

Meditation Dog from Organized Clutter

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