Florida Meditation Garden Plan

Create a little bit of heaven in your backyard: In this landscape design, bamboo panels and native plants create a private garden retreat.

Meditation Garden Plan

Meditation Garden Plan

Photo by: Landscape plan by Leah Gardner. Illustrations by Brooke Morgan

Landscape plan by Leah Gardner. Illustrations by Brooke Morgan

Create a garden plan to foster tranquility.

Well-chosen plantings and a thoughtful design equal a garden founded on tranquility and suited to the Florida climate and landscape.

Plant List 

Florida Meditation Garden

Florida Meditation Garden

Photo by: Landscape plan by Leah Gardner. Illustrations by Brooke Morgan

Landscape plan by Leah Gardner. Illustrations by Brooke Morgan

Find peace and tranquility in the Sunshine State.

A. Redbay (Persea borbonia) 
Alternative: Other small accent tree 

B. Dwarf palmetto (Sabal minor) 
Alternative: Other specimen plant with winter interest 

C. Bushy bluestem (Andropogon glomeratus) 
Alternative: Indian grass (Sorghastrum nutans) or other tall grass 

D. Lantana (Lantana spp.), cultivar appropriate to area 
Alternative: Other medium-height, scented, woody or herbaceous plant 

E. Conradina (Conradina grandiflora) 
Alternative: Other groundcover plant 

F. Purple lovegrass (Eragrostis spectabilis) 
Alternative: Other small grass 


  1. Stone-edged patio (patio surface can be pea gravel, concrete or flagstone)
  2. Water feature (bowl or fountain)
  3. Boulder
  4. Bamboo fence, 2' x 6' panels
  5. Bamboo fence, 2' x 4' panels
  6. Bamboo fence, 2' x 2' panels
  7. Candle lantern (or solar light)
  8. Stepping stones
  9. Entrance
  10. Bench

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