Yordie’s Zen Garden has always been a Japanese style strolling garden. However, the garden has always had a separate section that contains a true Zen rock garden. That was true in the past and it is true in this garden as well. Also, there have always been attractive features at my garden such as the tea house and The Harvest Moon Café, so of course those features are present at the new garden as well.
But this garden is much bigger than gardens of the past, so there are several new features including a large pagoda, a pavilion on the little island plus a section reserved for houses. For those who haven’t visited yet, I hope you’ll enjoy this photo study of more of the new features.
This photo is at the heart of Yordie’s Zen Garden. Within the small compound you find a Zen rock garden, a shrine for Buddha (under a proper tree) and a teahouse with a wonderful view.
Here’s a view from within the teahouse and out onto The Meandering Pond. The teahouse can be equipped for an authentic tea ceremony.
There was a waterfall feeding The Meandering Pond in the past and it is a vital element for keeping the pond alive and sparkling.
Looking along the strolling path you see the lush trees and to the right a glimpse of The Harvest Moon Café.
In the center of The Meandering Pond there is a small island accessible only from this tiny bridge. And in the center of the island is a small pavilion for lovers to sit in peace and the beauty of the waterfall in the distance.
Finally, could there be a Yordie’s Zen Garden without long trails to stroll through a forest of bamboo? No, of course, not because bamboo is a mystical tree whose very presence creates tranquility.
Some features were pictured in the post announcing the gardens opening. Other features and elements have not been photographed yet. I do this to encourage readers to come and visit the garden. So, here’s an SLURL for you directly to the garden in Yemple.
If you are interested in learning more about Second Life gardening, I have tried to keep a log of many of my discoveries under the gardening label. You might also find the cultural paper, The Japanese Garden, which I prepare during my time as an apprentice geisha to be of interest.
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