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Meditation Garden Tips

Fragrant plants will contribute to your meditation garden. Colors are used to determine moods. Plants can affect both your physical and mental well-being. Plants have been used with success in meditation garden designs. Let us get your garden fixed so you can enjoy a quiet moment. 

A scented garden is a essential for meditation. A soft fragrant smell will uplift your senses and make you feel more relaxed. Fragrant plants are also used to form the foundation for aromatherapy.


A relaxing garden must include plants that will relax and rejuvenate. Some examples of these plants include:
    Meditation Bench
  • Rose
  • Lavender
  • Chamomile
  • Catmint
  • Melissa
  • Cypress
  • Catnip
  • Marjoram
  • Cleveland sage
  • Violet
  • Yarrow
  • Rose geranium
  • Globe artichoke
A section of your meditation garden should contain plants that give you a zest for life. No garden should be without Lemon verbena and Lemon balm. Their crushed leaves will generate a beautiful aroma. These aromas are known to uplift when you are feeling sad or depressed.

Fragrances from the following plants will also revitalize and clear the mind:
    Erythronium Pagoda
  • Rosemary
  • Lemon grass
  • Thyme
  • Pine
  • Lavender spika
  • Jasmine
  • Fennel
  • Eucalyptus
  • Geranium
  • Angelica
There are many more. Just go to your nursery and smell the plants. See what fragrances Are best for you. Don’t forget your meditation garden is yours and should be personal choice.

These plants have different colored foliage. This will add to the interest in your garden, and also serve a purpose. Variegated Apple mint, for example will have white and green foliage. Woolly Sage has a pineapple scented foliage, and pink flowers. Variegated Oregano, white and green foliage.


Rhododendron Elizabeth When you design gardens, bright colors will have the opposite effect to the softer and lighter tones. Plan your garden well!

Some plants for example Nasturtiums (red and yellow flowers) Calendula (Orange and yellow) or Pineapple Sage (red flowers and pineapple scent) have bright colored flowers.

Red is the most physical of all the colors. It should raise our blood pressure and energizes you. Red also helps to generate positive progress and success. It assists with positive progress and gives you the energy.

Orange a happy, joyous color, Is a wonderful antidepressant and it lifts the spirit. The colors apricot, peach, terra cotta, amber and rust are very similar.

Fritillaria Imperialis Yellow a happy, bright and uplifting color. It is used to celebrate a sunny day and is associated with the expression of thoughts. It will aid in decision making and good judgment.

Yellow is also used to encourage an optimistic attitude. It will stimulate the mind and is beneficial to students.

A Meditation garden consist mainly of blue colors. Lavenders, Irises and Violets are all plants with blue tones. Blue provides for a calm, expanding and relaxing environment. Light and soft blue make us all feel quiet and protected.

Deeper blues are more relaxing and more suitable for meditation. Your garden design could incorporate blue as flowers, painted benches, pots or even used in cushions for your garden furniture.

Rhododendron Blue Chip Blue is used to stimulate the pituitary gland. This gland regulates our normal sleep patterns. It also has amazing pain healing properties. It helps to distresses us and helps to balance our minds.

Blues are calming. This also includes various shades of blue e.g. indigo, violet and purple.

White can give us a feeling of space, freedom and uncluttered openness. Just be careful when designing with white. It can be very isolating on its own. White looks very welcoming when other colors have been added to it.

Black is a protective, mysterious and slightly comforting color. It is also a hard color to live with. The color itself can be very draining and can promote a negative frame of mind.

Rhododendron Rothenburg Navy blue or very dark brown are the darkest colors that you should use. Be careful when designing with black in a landscape. It can deaden your design.

Be very selective in the fragrances and colors you choose for the garden design. After all, you will need to find joy and comfort as you meditate.

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