Spiritual Sanctuary Landscape Designs
Religion is a topic most businesses steer clear of and frankly, I think religion is very personal and should be treated as such. Landscape Design is also very personal and now that we’re in our yards more than ever, our space should reflect who we are and allow space for prayer, meditation or simple appreciation of the healing powers of nature.
Rather it’s a space on your deck or a tiny spot in the landscape, You can take a lot from a few moments outside, surrounded by nature. As more of us are home and feeling the stress of the world, it’s as important as ever to build a garden for food, a patio for prayer or meditation, or a simple space to experiment with pots and textured plants that bring us peace.
Many people envision meditation spaces to look like one, while this is true, it can also look like this…
It simply requires space for reflection. Small or large spaces with color and symbolism, or even a simple collection of pots can be a place on your patio for meditation and appreciation. Gardens are healing and I know this to be true firsthand. I’ve raised two boys with Autism who are young adults now. I couldn’t have survived without my garden and a little thyme…
Both literally and figuratively, the tranquility of water can create a space of reflection, conversation or meditation.
Small water features are pretty low maintenance and highly rewarding in the way of sound and plant profile.
Above, momma bunny is munching the oregano while her babies take a dip in the small water feature.
Below, an attached water feature that is low maintenance and a work of art.
Create Seating Opportunities
Finally, create paths and seating areas. Allow space to meander and view life from a new perspective as different seasons present different visual opportunities.
Start small and work your way to success. Stay with native and adapted plants and trees only, visit them often and who knows what new friends you could make?
Spending time in nature is spiritual. It’s is a reconnection with our true selves and the life sources and sounds we take for granted. Make time to give thanks in a space that shows appreciation for the gifts in our world.
”Saving the Planet One Yard at a Time “
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