Today we present to you a special selection of garden model with pebbles. In a previous article, we talked about how we can decorate our home interior with pebbles. In this article, we look at the garden to see what are the possibilities of decorating the garden with these nice little pebbles !
Garden model with pebbles in 26 inspiring examples
Winter is still not gone but spring will be here soon! If you are lucky enough to enjoy an outdoor garden, you are probably looking for ideas and advice on its layout and decoration. The minimalist style is one of the most favorite in recent years, both in interior design as well as exterior design. It is no wonder then that the Japanese-inspired and Zen-inspired garden is the most loved garden model by the lucky owners of such a space..
Garden model with pebbles for a Zen-inspired exterior
Pebbles are an essential element for the design of a small or large garden of Zen or Japanese inspiration. Very particular, this style of interior and exterior is both mineral and refined.
A beautiful garden decorated with white pebbles and lots of greenery
The Zen garden is not difficult to design, but every detail of its layout and decoration must be carefully taken care of. It is to be carried out according to the precepts of Feng Shui recommending the balance of the elements.
Garden path decorated with black pebbles and white tiles
First of all, it is essential to note that there is a difference between what is called the Zen garden and the Japanese garden. The latter being more vegetated and still requiring the presence of a large water basin. For its part, the Zen garden, as its name suggests, is inspired by the same tradition, but is more minimalist and often small. It is a space for meditation, inner peace and relaxation. Usually small in size, the Zen garden can be designed anywhere in the Japanese garden.
A fabulous little garden with outdoor shower and decorated with pebbles
The Zen garden is therefore a small garden of contemplation. You do not install garden paths and borders in a Zen garden. It is to be contemplated serenely, seated on a bench or through a window. Always enclosed, this type of garden is a small, unspoiled gem of plants, designed in town or within the walls of a temple. Its location is of paramount importance. It will fit perfectly in a glazed patio or between two blocks of a contemporary home. The Zen garden is often called a dry garden because it has no vegetation. We only put foam.
A Zen garden with a stone bench to sit on and contemplate it
To succeed in a Zen garden, it is not the quantity that counts, but the harmony of the composition. The number of elements must always be odd.
Small garden model with pebbles and decorative zen-inspired gravel
However, it is possible to design a hybrid garden of the Zen garden and the Japanese garden by adding some personal elements. Finally, it’s up to you to decide which is the best solution for decorating your modern outdoor space! Let your imagination run wild and create pretty compositions of pebbles, gravel and original rockeries.
A sophisticatedly designed Japanese-inspired garden
If you want to create a garden path, slabs are ideal for this project. You can create a solid base of pebbles and put the slabs afterwards.
Zen-inspired garden decoration idea with pebbles and small fountain
Pebbles, pebbles, rockeries are very strong and small in size which makes them ideal for carrying out a large number of creative projects. One of the great advantages of this type of exterior decor is undoubtedly its durability and easy maintenance. Finally, the stones are very resistant to climatic conditions, aren’t they ?
Conceptual design garden decorated with pebbles
Creating a rock garden is also a very good idea for those who want to easily create a naturally decorated outdoor space..
Fancy a rock garden? Look at this beautiful, carefully designed outdoor space
The landscaped gardens, where pebbles and gravel are very present, are aesthetically very speaking and difficult to design, because they require a very careful arrangement..
A landscaped garden decorated with pebbles, gravel and plants
Asymmetry is to be favored, symmetry is to be avoided. Straight and geometric lines are absent. In Japanese culture, it is often said that “harmony arises from imbalance.” The number of rocks and plants must be odd. It is considered to be a carrier of positive energy.
The zen garden is asymmetrical unlike the French landscaped gardens
Having a garden, big or small, is a great joy and not all of us are lucky to have one. Designing it aesthetically and maintaining it well is important. Finally, this space is often located in front of our house, and it therefore announces the mood of all the rest of our living space. If this one is neglected, one would expect such a home interior. If it is well cared for, it will give the impression that we are in a harmonious living space.
The Zen garden requires a rake once a week to keep its mineral aspect
Garden model with gravel and wooden driveway
Creating a Zen garden, a Japanese garden, a landscaped garden or a modern garden, it depends on the tastes and desires of each one. It is important to live in a space, exterior and interior, that we like and that predisposes us. Let your imagination speak, it’s simple …
Idea of composition with pebbles and stones to decorate the modern garden
Pebbles are very often used for sloping garden areas. The development of a sloping site is indeed a real challenge for novice gardeners and a pleasure for passionate landscapers. Usually, you start by dividing your sloping terrain into embankments – different levels. As you can guess, this type of terrain lets water flow. To solve this problem and keep humidity, pebbles, rocks, gravel, rockeries are used. We also install perennials, always for the same reason, to retain water.
Design and decoration idea for a garden in an urban space
The mineral rock garden which is also a type of landscaped garden with pebbles. Usually it is designed for dry terrain. The rock garden is often called the alpine garden. Large or small, the rock garden fascinates gardeners and landscapers with its decoration rich in pebbles, gravel and colors..
Japanese-inspired garden decorated with pebbles and fountain
You choose your garden model according to your land and your desires. We must also always keep in mind that there is no field that cannot suit our desires. Even the driest, steepest terrain can turn into spectacular outdoor space. Of course, you need to have patience and know some useful tips.
Idea of landscaped garden with path of gray slabs and palm trees
To have fertile garden land is to be lucky. If yours isn’t, just stock up on organic fertilizer and apply it regularly. This operation takes time.
A very beautiful composition of pebbles and succulents
Pebbles fit into contemporary outdoor spaces
Idea of decorative composition with gravel and stones
Did you know why in the Japanese garden there is always a water basin present? Watching or hearing the running water has a miraculous effect on our well-being. This allows you to relax and de-stress. Knowing how to relax is one of the keys to good mental health. The Japanese understood it centuries ago. From where, the zen and Japanese garden are born – from the need to have a place of meditation allowing to find inner peace.
Large stone garden fountain for a Japanese-inspired garden
Gravel is often used to create a mineral garden. The latter is almost always part of a larger garden. Indeed, the mineral garden is synonymous with the Zen garden, or dry garden. To design such a space, we start with the preparation of the ground. Usually, the surface is leveled to evacuate rainwater runoff. For this, we use gravel with which we cover the entire mineral garden. If your land is sloping, you can compensate for it with gravel.
Large garden with decoration and conceptual design stone garden path
Gravel comes in a wide variety of colors and textures. Do not hesitate to mix several of them to make your garden original. Once the ground is prepared, we continue with the selection of plants and their location. All the elements of your mineral garden are arranged by zone. It is important to choose a good location for your plants. In the gravel garden, succulents, perennials and desert plants are most often installed. They are chosen for their resistance, their aesthetics, but above all because they adapt quickly even to dry terrain.
A small space in the garden decorated with white gravel
It is of course possible to combine a few varied styles to create the garden of your dreams. Without or with garden paths, rich in vegetation or with a strong presence of rocks, gravel and pebbles – the choice is yours !
Decorative idea of an urban garden with pebbles
Japanese-inspired garden with pebbles and stone bench
With pebbles, you can make all kinds of interesting decorative shapes. Look at what original garden decoration idea:
Wooden garden path decorated with pebbles