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Saturday, January 26, 2008

Garden Ria

Ever dream about the serenity?
Ever dream about the soothing feeling?
The feelings of being in paradise?
Here's on the earth, we can create the garden of our own.....
The arts of healing your mind, body & soul... peaceful... the garden
Gardens inspires, aspires.
Look at the flowers, the leaves, the green shades of grass and plants.
Imagine the morning pearly dew on the leaves in the morning.
Sounds of insect and the chirping birds... all in the garden.
The sounds of water elements, the cooling effect of the ponds,
the sweet refreshing scent, the breeze.
The secret garden, the garden of eden.... the beautiful garden

A garden create the environment value and culture.
Every creation and tree selection in a garden
is an idea which represent living style and perception.
mind heart body soul
Basically, the function of a garden is similar.
The difference is the placement of the plants and the static elements
- a single change or a simple change can make an impact.
Here, we will identify the special value of several types of garden
which can aspires and inspires everyone of us.

Character of a garden can be determined by these elements;
1. Type of plants
2. Water elements
3. Building structure
eg Gazebo, wakaf, garden furniture, bridge, pillar, arch, ornaments

Character/Theme of a garden

Gardens can be specified by these main well-known theme;
a) Japanese Garden a1) Japanese Rock Garden
b). English Garden
c). Mediterranean Garden
d). Islamic Gardene). Chinese Garden
f). Therapeutic Gardeng)
etc (many more concept).

mind heart body soul

"A Japanese Garden is not only a place for the cultivation of trees and flowering shrubs,
but one that provides secluded leisure, rest,repose, meditation, and sentimental pleasure...

mind heart

The Garden speaks to all the senses, not just to the mind alone

The Japanese garden embodies native values,
their cultural beliefs and religious principles.

This is why there is no one prototype for the Japanese garden,
just as there is no one native philosophy or aesthetic.
In this way, similar to other forms of Japanese art,
landscape design is constantly evolving because of

a) influence from mainland, Chinese influences
b) changing aesthetic tastes and values of the patrons.

At the heart of a Japanese garden is harmony with nature.
Through the careful use of plants, stones, and water, areas of serene and quiet beauty emerge. These peaceful spots in the Garden lend Japanese to meditation and contemplation

Basic information
Garden design has been an important Japanese art for many centuries.
Traditional Japanese landscape garden can be broadly categorized into three sub-category;

1. Tsukiyama Garden (hill garden)
2. Karesansui Garden (dry garden)
3. Chaniwa Garden (tea garden).

Tsukiyama Garden
elements: Ponds, streams, hills, stones, trees, flowers, bridges and paths
objectives: are used to create a miniature reproduction of a natural scenery which is often a famous landscape in China or Japan.
origin: The name Tsukiyama refers to the creation of artificial hills

Tsukiyama garden ;
Smaller garden are usually enjoyed from a single viewpoint, such as the veranda of a temple Larger garden are best experienced by following a circular scrolling path.

Karesansui Garden
elements:Using Stones, gravel, sand & sometimes a few patches of moss.
objectives: reproduce natural landscapes in a more abstract way -using elements for representing mountains, islands, boats, seas and rivers.
origin: Karesansui gardens are strongly influenced by Zen Buddhisme and used for meditation.

Chaniwa Garden
elements: featuring stepping stones that lead towards the tea house, stone laterns and a stone basin (tsukubai) where guest purify themselves before taking part in the ceremony.
objectives: Chaniwa gardens are built for the tea ceremony.
origins: are designed in aesthetic simplicity according to the concepts of sado (tea ceremony)

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