Easy Meditation Garden Design

Meditation Garden Plan

Simply substitute the proper plants for your hardiness zone to achieve the same style garden in any region. This can also be an herbal meditation garden, with simple plant changes. This design suggests plants the southeast. I use the USDA hardiness zone map when i choose plants perennial in my Zone 5 gardens.
















Landscape plan by Leah Gardner.
Illustrations by Brooke Morgan

Plant List

A. Eastern redbud (Cercis Canadensis) 
Alternative: Silverbell (Halesia Carolina) or other small accent tree

B. Hearts-a-bustin (Euonymus americanus) 
Alternative: Winterberry (Ilex verticillata) or other specimen plant with winter interest 

C. Sugarcane plumegrass (Saccharum giganteum) 
Alternative: Other tall grass

D. Spotted horsemint (Monarda punctata) 
Alternative: Narrowleaf mountain mint (Pycnantheum tenuifolium); non-native options include lavender, sage or rosemary) or other medium-height, scented, woody or herbaceous plant

E. Pussytoes (Antennaria plantaginifolia) 
Alternative: Non-native options include thyme or other groundcover plant 

F. Prairie dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis) 
Alternative: Little bluestem (Schyzachirium scoparium) or other small grass


  1. Stone-edged patio (patio surface can be pea gravel, concrete or flagstone)

  2. Water feature (bowl or fountain)

  3. Boulder

  4. Bamboo fence, 2' x 6' panels

  5. Bamboo fence, 2' x 4' panels

  6. Bamboo fence, 2' x 2' panels

  7. Candle lantern (or solar light)

  8. Stepping stones

  9. Entrance

  10. Bench