Have you ever visited a Zen garden and walked away feeling an immense sense of peace? This tranquility is no accident. The simple, intentional design of zen gardens creates this for us. And you can create it for yourself in your own space. More importantly, you can do so on a budget.
What is a Zen Garden?
Bringing Zen Design to Any Garden
While a traditional Zen garden follows specific design principles, you can certainly incorporate elements of Zen gardens into other garden designs. The essence of Zen gardens lies in their focus on simplicity, harmony, and the creation of a serene atmosphere. You can adapt and integrate that into your existing garden. Embracing minimalism, rock and water features, and areas for meditation are all key ways that you can do this.
Simple and Affordable Ideas for Tranquility in Zen Gardens
As aforementioned, the key features of zen gardens are intangible. Bring that mindset to the design and you’re going to do just fine. And, of course, those features are all free. That said, you do want to incorporate plants, rocks, water features, etc. into your design. You can do all of this very affordably. Here are some suggestions:
Kathryn Vercillo is a long time writer, crafter and author of several books. A resident of San Francisco, she is committed to helping others explore, articulate and share their own individuals stories. When she’s not evaluating investing opportunities Kathryn is an avid knitter, researcher, and blogger.