Zen Garden

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Henry, Apr 16, 2002.

  1. Henry

    Henry LawnSite Senior Member
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    Has anyone created a Zen garden and if so what did it inclued?
     
  2. Lanelle

    Lanelle LawnSite Bronze Member
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  3. Stonehenge

    Stonehenge LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
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    I usually associate a zen garden with a japanese garden, designed to make use of limited space.

    If this is what you're looking for, there's a little book that I found to be useful in design (though unfortunately, I rarely get to implement the ideas there).

    It's by Ortho, and called "Creating Japanese Gardens" isbn # 0-89721-148-0

    It includes lots of pictures, theory on material choice and placement.
     
  4. Henry

    Henry LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yes it is the carfully raked garden. The customer explained to me today that it is made with crushed granite which represents water and there should be some large stones placed in to represent islands.

    This should be interesting.
     
  5. Stonehenge

    Stonehenge LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
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    If you pick up that Ortho book it'll tell you all about the stones you need to place, their relative sizes and shapes, and their meanings (reclining ox, turtle, etc). Make a run to Barnes and Noble tonight. You'll have what you need to know by tomorrow.
     
  6. Henry

    Henry LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks, I'll have to check out that book.
     

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