2014 Outdoor Design Trend #5: Tranquility and Meditation Gardens

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been putting together a list of 6 outdoor living and landscape construction design trends that fine homeowners have been asking The Cavalry to integrate into their yard this season.

We’ll be reviewing the remaining trends over the next few weeks. Last week, we revealed our fourth outdoor design trend for 2014, Outdoor Kitchens and BBQ Counters.

This week, our fifth outdoor design trend is Tranquility and Meditation Gardens.

Backyards are the ideal place for relaxation. Creating a space that is soothing and peaceful will help you unwind from daily stresses.

If you’ve got a busy life, your backyard could be your new getaway. Meditation has been shown to reduce stress and increase an individual’s focus. A meditation garden is the perfect place to reflect, contemplate and clear your head.

When designing your meditation garden, select plants that possess therapeutic qualities, such as lavender and aloe. Vibrant, colourful flowers will help engage your senses, and tall trees can be used to create a more private space. In addition, a water fountain or pond can be a tranquil feature to include in your meditation garden, beneficial for both your mind and body.

A strategic combination of subtle lighting, rustic natural stones, water features and greenery are key elements you can use to create a serene escape in your backyard.
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