There are essential design objectives incorporated in meditation garden design.
A meditation garden theme will suit different garden design styles.
So this means that you may adapt any style to include personal meditation requirements!
The atmosphere in a meditation garden must be one of contemplation and peace.
There is no room for way out colors or busy designs. Everything should be smooth flowing and in harmony.
A suitable bench, chair or deck to sit or lie on creates comfort for the meditating person.
A cushion, to screen off excessive wind and possibly something to provide shade improves the meditation experience.
A garden may also have a better view from a seated position.
You will be one and connect with nature when it is visually pleasing.
Color in Meditation Garden
Minimal color should be used. The main color comprises of shades of green.
The color green has a strong affinity with nature.
It will create a feeling of comfort and sooths emotions and lessens stress.
Some color may be used to give individual taste to the garden.
Our meditation garden
page contains a comprehensive list of the benefits of various colors.
Illusion an be used to create feelings of space and vista.
For example; a pathway starting off wide at the front and narrow at the back, creates an illusion of a spacious long pathway.
A feeling of freedom will be achieved.
A pathway is symbolic of leaving the worldly cares behind. Not a to bad an idea if you want a good meditation experience!
Rhythm of Nature
The seasonal change in a garden can represent time moving on.
The seasons will bring about exciting changes and new plant materials.
Design your garden to include something special in it for every season. This will enhance the meditating experience.
General Garden Design Principles
Remember to implement all the garden design
principles and garden design basics. This can ensure harmony, balance, interest and personality for your garden.
That brings us to the all important aspect of personalizing your landscape design.
Personalize your Meditation Garden Design
Likes and Dislikes
Add items to your garden that do reflect your personality.
Include plant material and objects that create a feeling of relaxation and tranquility.
This helps you to think appropriate thoughts.
Look at our Meditation Garden
page for a description of fragrant plans and their benefits.
Links to Daily Life
Create a meditation garden that links logically to your personal daily life.
For example; have steps or a rise in the ground level.
This can symbolize your daily challenges. Level ground could be used to symbolize when life flows by smoothly, etc.
The whole reason behind a meditation garden design is to have a logical meaning and connection behind it.
This will help you to organize your thoughts. It allows you to get into the right atmosphere for meditation.
Significance and Value
Select and place things in the garden that have significance and value to you.
Discard those unwanted senseless things that don’t belong in your garden. Don’t clutter your mind with all these distractions.
Privacy and Security
Ensure your garden is private, safe and secure. Contemplating requires a peaceful safe setting.
This is especially true when need to get in touch with your deeper inner self, nature and its surroundings.