Well, it’s true Chinese Garden is way too big to bring into your house, but some piece of it might work for your backyard. The important thing for this kind of garden is that it must be a place of serenity, beauty, and a spiritual connection with nature that gives a chance for busy people to relax their body and mind. Sounds hard to make? It is not if you follow these tricks.
1. Have three elements of a Chinese Garden
Those three elements are water, stones, and plants. Each of them is a symbol of life, strength, and beauty considered by many Chinese as the most important thing in life. You can create a small pond for water, fill in pebbles for stones, and bring in a lot of different flowers for plants in your garden.
In any Chinese garden, the composition and placement of the natural elements are really thought of.
Besides a lot of plants, Chinese garden should include a water feature. It can be a small pond or water fountain.
It would be nice to have a large pool in your garden. The stillness of the water will help you feel calm and relaxed.
You can create a more modern Chinese garden landscaping using those three elements.
2. Don’t hesitate to be specific!
In a Chinese garden, there are several kinds of plants and trees usually found, such as bamboo, pine trees, and bonsai. You can plant or turn them into decorative items, such as fences or railings to beautify your garden. Besides, don’t hesitate to have beautiful and colorful flowers, such as lotus, aquilegia, Chinese magnolia, or pink dianthus.
Border the garden with bamboo fences.
You can plant flowery shrubs to beautify your Chinese garden and make it livelier.
Bonsai is a great way to add a Chinese touch to your modern garden. How is your gardening skill?
3. Bring other items to the garden
Since you’re not making a real Chinese garden for a lot of people to visit, you can be free to design your garden. Bring items that people could not find in a regular Chinese garden, such as a patio, a barbeque griller, and many more. Your garden will surely become more amazing.
Chinese garden can be a really nice place to have a relaxing patio, complete with modern firepit.
A Chinese styled fence with round gate is great to separate your patio area with the front yard.
If you don’t really have a yard, you can have a Chinese garden on the balcony. Incorporate contemporary furniture and add sculpture to make the design more interesting.
Well, it is not a dream anymore to have a Chinese garden in your backyard. So, are you ready to have one?