We chose an impressive collection of ideas and visions all inspired by Eastern philosophies that explore the relationship between nature and humans. We will start with examples of the most brilliant and charming traditional Zen Gardens, and we will explore the key elements that makeup such a garden. That way we can provide an overview of Asian garden design. We will also introduce your attention to some contemporary Asian Garden Ideas that can be applied in the backyards of modern homes.
Historically the original Zen Garden was created by Buddhist monks as a space for solitude and meditation which simultaneously represented human admiration for the beauty of nature. An inspired demonstration of the relationship between aesthetics and philosophy. The origins of the park can be traced back to the end of the 14’ht century, and in the beginning, they were small spaces secluded to the borders of monasteries consisting mostly of gravel, stone, and stone arranged in such a way that closely represented nature.
Landscape view. An impression of water is achieved through wave-like patterns in gravel, and rocks and rocks represent mountains and hills. This concept was developed and improved over the years and new elements – lakes, bridges, lighting and art installations were introduced.
Because such gardens originally originated from Buddhist temples in Kyoto, Zen gardens have a relatively small dimension and are surrounded by buildings and belt walls. Originally, the Zen garden was created only for observation purposes, and it came from a special place outside the park itself. Often that is the veranda where the monks’ oldest monks meditate. As the park’s time expanded, meditation sites were introduced within the park’s boundaries, and even specially arranged stone paths were arranged so that the Zen garden could be explored from within.
Although the parks are thematically based on landscapes, their purpose is not to create an exact replica of nature intended to arrange a meditation room where one can contemplate the meaning of existence. Important elements in one Japanese Zen Garden are gravel, stones, and in some cases moss. Parks like that are made to be felt not observed. The presence of life elements is very minimal.
No plants or plants are fertile, there are no objects created by humans. Although Japanese Zen Gardens use the same basic components, each park has a unique composition layout. There are no two similar parks in the world – each carrying different emotions, meanings, and content.