A good Feng Shui garden
is a combination of science and art. The placement of various
elements in your garden can increase or decrease the flow
of energy, and this energy has an impact on the chi (or
life force) that enters your house.
Your garden represents the health and vitality of the people
living in the house: if the garden is unwell, the family
may have health problems, too. Where you create an abundance
of positive energy, the family will prosper.
Everyone starts to build a house with a plan, but ironically,
few people consider planning a garden, even though the garden
is an extension of the house. Even most modern landscape
designers do not take advantage of the flow of energy present
in any garden, and this can make their creations look lifeless
and unnatural -- either too active or too passive.
A good Feng Shui garden is in harmony with nature, and
it is created to fulfill a chosen function. The basic Feng
Shui principles can be applied in all cultures and every
type of garden, whether creating a romantic garden, family
garden, flower/vegetable garden, water garden (with a pond,
fountain or stream), or a Chinese, French or English garden.
These guidelines can be used with all sizes of gardens,
from a small balcony garden to an estate garden, from a
home garden to a park.
family member trigrams correspond with specific parts
of the garden; in Feng Shui we can help to increase harmony
and vitality for a specific member of the family.
have emotions, rocks have different characters, the energy
they radiate will shape the chi of a garden.
plants have different behaviours: some plants avoid geopathic
stress, others benefit from it.
water in form of a zen garden, or wet water using a pond
or fountain can highly increase the positive chi flow
in a garden. Different formulas are used to calculate
the most beneficial placement as well as the direction
of the waterflow. If this is done correctly, it will help
to attract wealth for the entire household.
and activating the heart of the garden will give the impression
that trees, plants and flowers are communicating with
each other. It is also recommended to activate the yang
point of the garden and keep the yin point passive.