Southwest Meditation Garden

Imagine sitting in your own garden sanctuary, surrounded by beautiful native plants and attractive bamboo walls. Here's the plan for it.
Southwest Meditation Garden

Southwest Meditation Garden

Use this plan to design a meditation garden in your region.

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

Landscape plan by Leah Gardner. Illustrations by Brooke Morgan

Use this plan to design a meditation garden in your region.

Create a quiet, restful space in your Southwestern garden with these plants, flowers and design elements.

Plant List 

A. Arizona madrone (Arbutus arizonica) 
Alternative: Utah serviceberry (Amelanchier utahensis) or other small accent tree 

B. Soaptree (Yucca elata) 
Alternative: Other specimen plant with winter interest 

C. Bamboo muhly (Muhlenbergia dumosa) 
Alternative: Lindheimer's muhly (Muhlenbergia lindheimeri), deer grass (Muhlenbergia rigens) or other tall grass 

D. Orange hummingbird mint (Agastache aurantiaca) 
Alternative: Sunset hyssop (Agastache rupestris), a sage (Salvia spp.) that's appropriate to area, or other medium-height, scented, woody or herbaceous plant 

E. Mat penstemon (Penstemon caespitosus) 
Alternative: Other groundcover plant 

F. Blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis) or Mexican feather grass (Nasella tenuissima) 
Alternative: Other small grass 

Meditation Garden Plan

Meditation Garden Plan

Create a garden plan to foster tranquility.

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.

Key 

  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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