Creating Your Feng Shui Garden
Any style of garden can incorporate Feng Shui principles from the country garden
style, which is considered informal to the asymmetrical formal gardens. The key is placement and balance of yin and yang
energies. This can be done with color, plants, trees, shrubs and water
features, garden furniture, lightings, windchimes and other garden
To make the perfect Feng Shui garden, plant a mix of flowers, shrubs and trees that will delight the senses for all four
seasons. Plants should be healthy, lush and well trimmed. The shapes should balance each other to encourage good Feng Shui for your home and its
To encourage wealth, luck and prosperity grow healthy plants in the Southeast of the
garden. The presence of soft foliage can be balanced with the yang of natural stone and
rock. Place some stone ornaments and terracotta plant containers for a touch of Earth
energy, particularly in the Southwest and Northeast.
By using a variety of materials in a garden, you can bring about the kind of effect you
want. Groves and vines are very yang and can mark seating areas and garden
If you have garden walls and fences, don’t despair, you can use them to support climbing plants and
flowers. This adds color and height to a garden. With planning, these plants can soften sharp edges at corners thereby reducing harmful “cutting
A structured effect can be created in larger areas by growing a mixture of flowering and evergreen shrubs up
A rustic wooden bench looks perfect in a country garden. If it is placed in the East it will help to boost the wood
Water features are very important to a Feng Shui garden and are a key element in attracting positive and beneficial
chi. Water features are beautiful all year, trickling, splashing, reflecting light and
shade, against a backdrop of luxurious plants or mysterious stones.
In Feng Shui the location of the water is essential. Elaborate water features can become the main focus of a
garden, however, make sure it doesn’t overpower the rest of the
Goldfish in a pond are very auspicious in Feng Shui.
Some areas are only large enough for a small water feature. Make sure the water circulates
constantly. Free form ponds look very natural in a garden and should be filled with interesting aquatic
If you have a pond already establishes in you Feng Shui garden, it should be well maintained with healthy plants and
fish. Any dead or sickly plants and fish create stagnant chi.
Water that is cascading down over rocks makes a very appealing water
Pleasurable winding walking paths are at the heart of the Feng Shui
garden. They are vital conduits of Chi. Many materials can be combined to form garden
paths. Meandering paths can be edged with delicate creeping plants that balance the yang energy of
stone, concrete or brick.
Paths can wind through the garden and lead to sunny, pleasant seating areas surrounded by shrubs and aromatic
herbs. You can design a curving, grass path bordered by flowers and fast growing