Zen Outdoor Garden Design
Unlike Western gardens that are full of plants and maybe a pathway, Zen outdoor garden design is an simplistic and reflect Asian philosophies of the Buddhists, Shinto and Zen. Combining a balance of natural and architectural elements and a blend of humble, simple design juxtaposed with natural wonders, Zen outdoor garden design offer tranquility and beauty galore. As for that balance, Zen gardeners adhere to the principle of (female) yin and the (male) yang. Every facet of a Zen garden is characterized by one or the other, i.e. water is yin; earth is yang. The epitome of a Zen garden is achieved when yin and yang balance for harmonious feng shui; this adheres to a second principle of working with nature’s tendencies as much as your landscape allows.