A meditation garden implies a sense of seclusion and personal space. Naturally a place where one can relax, reflect, unwind, ponder new ideas, and contemplate in peace and quiet.
These gardens often contain elements, plants, or oddities that are placed to stir the senses and imaination into thought. The sound and visual of moving water, decor of interest, something to think about. And in private gardens these elements are most times personal.
With that in mind, it's easy to understand why the following pictures show so many themes and varieties for this one type of garden. These gardens are as varied as the personalities that create them and are named what they are simply because that's what their creators created them to be.
In my own concept of a meditation garden, there is enclosed space with lush green foliage and the elements of rock, wood, and water. Basically the same elements and atmosphere found in Japanese Gardens.
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