# How to Create a Zen Garden | Great Home Ideas
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Busy lives can be overwhelming, but we all deserve a bit of peace and tranquility. In this video, Charlie and Graham show you how to transform your backyard into a serene Zen garden. Join them on this journey as they create a little piece of paradise.
Maisie, the homeowner, has always wanted a Japanese garden for its tranquility and beauty. The team starts by clearing out the space and creating a leveled area. They then proceed to build a deck, add stepping stones, boulders, and gravel, and incorporate a water feature. The result is a stunning and calming Japanese-inspired oasis.
To achieve the desired look, they use specific materials, such as treated pine sleepers for the decking, Japanese maple and Camellia plants for the garden, and gray stones to create contrast. The team also pays attention to details, including the diagonal placement of the decking boards for visual interest and the addition of lighting to enhance the ambiance.
Finally, they build a gate that complements the theme of the garden, complete with bamboo screening and a unique handle. The finishing touch is a simple and beautiful water feature, adding both visual and auditory appeal to the space.
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Charlie and Graham show you how to create a Zen garden.
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