Garden trend 2017: The modern monastery garden

Relax in your own bit of nature

One of the three garden trends for 2017 is the monastery garden with a stylish revamp. You don’t need to be a monk to enjoy it - you can readily apply the trend on your balcony or patio or in your garden. Read on and give the style your own twist.

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Seclusion, intimacy and rituals are important in this garden trend. Shades of green and blue exude a positive, calm atmosphere, together with natural materials with lots of relief. The style plays with symbolism, from a patio with a labyrinth pattern to a niche with a favourite garden statue for a moment of meditation. You can literally place nature on a pedestal with mosaic cabinets filled with plants like Lavender and Grape. They stimulate the senses in a natural way, making the garden a place which fills you with confidence and offers a safe counterbalance to the uncertain world outside.
A couple of examples: