Garden Graffiti (Part 8): “Zen Zones”

…just a "made for browsing" batch of "Zenned Out" garden inspirations I ran across…..ENJOY!!!

[below] "Sleek and Zen" at  Villa Kipas, Bali
My favorite over used "Garden Graffiti" quote:  "Dude , that is soooooo like My Style" !!!  🙂

[below] Outdoor "Zenned Out" bath area in Villa Shambala, Bali

[below] Stone Buddha Heads sprouting moss at the  home of designer Paul Wiesman in the San Francisco area

[below] Creative small space Zen Zone with koi pond and live fish [photo source]

[below] The "Art of the Zen Outdoor Shower", location unknown

[below] Lush green, Zen outdoor shower, location unknown

[below] "Meet me in the deer park, Lady won't you please. We can do the deer dance, underneath the gingko trees. We can thread the needle, build a bridge of size, we can bring a smile, to the Buddha's eyes". A verse from a song by Michael Franks
(…I always wanted to use that line somewhere, why not here? 🙂 )             [Location Unknown]

[below] Zen Zone somewhere in Miami, found on

[below] Zen Zone in a Western Australia renovation, found on

[below] Zen garden at Dali Hale Estate, Kauai, Hawaii

[below] Zen Zone from the website of designer Ashlee Kaposta, a.k.a., "The Decorista"

[below] Awesome Zen area from  Sacred by Design, Australia
I'll try to use my fav' "Garden Graffiti" quote only this one more time, but  "Dude , that is Soooooo like My Style" !!!  🙂

[below] Zen Zone with pouring water feature [photo source]

…..many more "Zen Zones" further down

Hiroshima: "Tabo"
(….my all time favorite "Zen Song" 🙂 )
ENJOY!!!! while you browse these "Zen Zones"

[below] Nice Zen Cascading water feature, somewhere in Bali [photo source]

[below] Creative submerged Buddha, giving appearance of a floating stone Buddha Head, location unknown

[below] Nice house entrance with Zen Path, somewhere in Bali [photo source]

[below] Cool Buddha head in garden, designed by Jules Moore Landscape Design, New Zealand

[below] Awesome Japanese Garden, I think that is a home garden, but location unknown [photo sourcce]

[below] Small terrace converted into a small space Zen Zone [photo source]

[below] Nice Japanese Garden entrance [photo source]

[below] Nice small n' cozy "Zen Zone" [photo source]

[below] Creative Japanese style "Mini Pond" with bamboo water pipe [photo source]

[below] I love Buddha statues that slowly start to get consumed by the surrounding foliage 🙂  [photo source]

[below] Lush Zen water feature with moss covered pot, location unknown

The Student: "Teacher, you are an old man, but still have the complexion of a boy, how is that possible" ?
The Teacher (Lao Tze): "I became acquainted with The Tao (The Way of Heaven) "

[below] The "Art of Zen" at the Four Seasons, Bali

[below] Cool, modern, stylized "Zen Zone" location unknown

[below] Cool "Zen Wall", location unknown

[below] Buddha overlooking water feature and small pond [photo source]

[below] Cool little simple Zen spot, but then again, Zen in and of itself is "simplicity"

[below] Nice stone Zen walking path through koi pond [photo source]
"There is no path to happiness, because happiness is the path" – Buddha

[below] Zen hammock in front of a koi pond [photo source]

[below] Creative Zen-like chill out area with soothing waterfall coming out of deck [photo source]

[below] "Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them, that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow forward naturally in whatever way they like" -Lao Tze




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