Quiet Sanctuary: The Spiritual Garden

These serene outdoor spaces provide the opportunity for quiet contemplation and reflection.

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Garden Sculptures

Joanna Mowbray and Bruno Roméda’s design includes symbolic rills and sculpture.

Eastern Influence

Hiroshi Nanamori created this serene Japanese design for the 1996 RHS Chelsea Flower Show. This Asian garden is still as lovely today as it was in 1996 with its stone elements and bonsai-like tree.

Tree Hugger

There’s nothing like feeling earth in your hands, but if you don’t want to get grubby, try hugging a tree.

Using Rectangles

The Zen garden is based on squares, which convey a neat formality. The pavers line up with the garden room and seat, and all the elements work together to form a harmonious whole.

Geometric Serenity

Luciano Giubbilei’s geometric garden designs evoke serenity and harmony.

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