A meditation garden plan for the Rockies and High Plains.

Find plants and design ideas for a meditation garden for the Rockies and High Plains.

Plant list

A. Juneberry (Amelanchier alnifolia)
Alternative: Other small accent tree

B. Bristlecone Pine (Pinus aristata), dwarf cultivar like 'Sherwood Compact'
Alternative: Other specimen plant with winter interest

C. Big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)
Alternative: Other tall grass

D. Anise hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)
Alternative: Other medium-height, scented, woody or herbaceous plant

E. Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)
Alternative: Field pussytoes (Antennaria neglecta) or other groundcover plant

F. Little bluestem (Schyzachyrium scoparium)
Alternative: Other small grass

Create a garden plan to foster tranquility.


  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

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