Relaxing Garden Scenes - A Gallery and Thoughts

Japanese Garden with Bridge, Rocks and Water

This is a part of a lovely Japanese garden.  It is probably the nicest Japanese garden I have ever been to.  This is one of my favorite spots there. Very lovely and beautiful.
This is a part of a lovely Japanese garden. It is probably the nicest Japanese garden I have ever been to. This is one of my favorite spots there. Very lovely and beautiful. | Source

Indoor Courtyard Garden

There is something extra special about an indoor, courtyard garden.  It is inviting, friendly, and a place you want to just stay and rest for a while.
There is something extra special about an indoor, courtyard garden. It is inviting, friendly, and a place you want to just stay and rest for a while. | Source
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An open prairie garden, with a path leading to more garden delights.  What a lovely place to take a stroll, and clear one's mind from any possible worried.  Leave your cares behind.....Water elements in gardens are sure to ease the tensions of the week away.  Here with large stones or boulders, it has a lovely effect.Tall trees and a creek, are peaceful locations to many people.  It can even bring out the kid in you sometimes!  Hop, skip and jump a little bit, the next time you get the chance!  Even if just in your mind.  Its a joy to celebrate and be in nature!
An open prairie garden, with a path leading to more garden delights.  What a lovely place to take a stroll, and clear one's mind from any possible worried.  Leave your cares behind.....
An open prairie garden, with a path leading to more garden delights. What a lovely place to take a stroll, and clear one's mind from any possible worried. Leave your cares behind..... | Source
Water elements in gardens are sure to ease the tensions of the week away.  Here with large stones or boulders, it has a lovely effect.
Water elements in gardens are sure to ease the tensions of the week away. Here with large stones or boulders, it has a lovely effect. | Source
Tall trees and a creek, are peaceful locations to many people.  It can even bring out the kid in you sometimes!  Hop, skip and jump a little bit, the next time you get the chance!  Even if just in your mind.  Its a joy to celebrate and be in nature!
Tall trees and a creek, are peaceful locations to many people. It can even bring out the kid in you sometimes! Hop, skip and jump a little bit, the next time you get the chance! Even if just in your mind. It's a joy to celebrate and be in nature! | Source

Gardens - They are so valuable to Us in so many ways

This is a reminder for us, that gardens can be simply a wonderful place to escape away to once in a while. Even if they are small, as in a potted garden on a small deck space, or some equivalent. Life is precious, and time flies by. We get so busy and caught up in what stresses us out. There is really no avoiding it, not all the time anyway.

Sometimes we long to get away, only to feel frustrated we can't do that either. I have found that once in a while seeking some time alone or with someone special, in a garden, is just what is needed to bring back some peace and joy. We can get overwhelmed by things we can't control, and everyone has some kind of little escape. Perhaps it is a good book, a bubble bath, exercise, going to a movie, crafting, or some hobby. For me, a garden can bring some real tranquility, even if I don't think I need it. Its good to get out and seek out such places.

For instance, one day my son invited me to go out and take a little walk with him, like a nature walk. I almost said I was too busy! We had the best time. He wanted to show me where he had seen a butterfly on these one flowers, and hoped there would be more to see again. Wow, how precious that was to me, and I will always remember that with him! Another time, my other son went to the Butterfly house with me, and I was just asking in passing if he wanted to go. He did! What precious times. My husband and sons know my love of gardens, and are very kind to let me go to them if we are in a new area for whatever reason, if we have the time to. This means the world to me!

The kinds of gardens I am speaking of don't need to be anything particular, like a botanical garden, or an official "kept" garden. I am speaking of nature's simple yet spectacular gardens as well. A scene even, will be just enough. Taking some time to breathe it all in deeply, and exhale out the stress of life, as it were. Soak it all in. This is something worth putting on a bucket list, if you haven't done such a thing in a while!

I hope that even if you feel too busy, that you make a short amount of time to go and reconnect with nature. It is beautiful! Even big cities have sometimes allowed for small garden areas. I would search it in a simple web search, or ask around. Enjoy whatever you can, as often as you can. Life is precious and there is beauty all around you if you but look for it.

What I share here are several pictures, that I hope don't overload anyone's computer as they try to load. If they do, I can redo the format I have here, to make more thumbnails for instance. Underneath each photo, I share a little bit of information about that photo. You can make sure to see them all by clicking on one, then arrowing through the slide show manually. Something in each of these caught my eye enough to want to snap a photo of it.

My hope is that if nothing else, you can enjoy some garden scenes here, and share in some of the beauty I have seen and observed in life. Its a true joy and passion of mine, that I love to show and share with others. May you find the love, joy and beauty in the world around us. It is magical, mysterious, and full of wonder all the time.

Tropical Garden Area

This garden spot boasts some water features, along with bright colorful flowers.  The water acts as a soothing element for the senses.  The tropical feel kind of "takes you away,", to a place where there are no worries.  Its just what is needed.
This garden spot boasts some water features, along with bright colorful flowers. The water acts as a soothing element for the senses. The tropical feel kind of "takes you away,", to a place where there are no worries. Its just what is needed. | Source

Shady Path in a Garden

This little garden spot seems to have it all!  There are flowers, shrubs, trees, water, shade, and quiet.  This is a perfect spot to rest with a cup of tea and a good book!
This little garden spot seems to have it all! There are flowers, shrubs, trees, water, shade, and quiet. This is a perfect spot to rest with a cup of tea and a good book! | Source
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Nothing quite captures the loveliness and peacefulness of a fall garden scene.  I could just lay back in a hammock here, and rest all day long, with a leaf here and there breaking from its tree branch to float down and around me. Water Garden - With Huge "Storybook" Lilypads.  The huge water lilies here were so amazing.  Peaceful, with the water and reflections.  You can't help but feel refreshed and rested. The occasional dragonfly minding its own business is beautiful! A woodland wildflower garden.  This was in the heat of summer time, but the shady areas were lovely and beautiful.  Especially with the flowers.  So relaxing, so inviting. In a tropical conservatory, the flowers are refreshing and lovely to see.  Its worth going to visit one if you ever can, or live in a naturally tropical area.  Get out and enjoy a garden, it is so good for your mind and soul! This is a lovely little wrought iron gate, that leads to an herb garden.  I love herbs and growing them.  This was a very relaxing garden, peaceful and some might even say, healing. A more bright, yet peaceful and invigorating all at the same time.  This flower garden makes you feel like you are in a wonderland, but a peaceful one.
Nothing quite captures the loveliness and peacefulness of a fall garden scene.  I could just lay back in a hammock here, and rest all day long, with a leaf here and there breaking from its tree branch to float down and around me.
Nothing quite captures the loveliness and peacefulness of a fall garden scene. I could just lay back in a hammock here, and rest all day long, with a leaf here and there breaking from its tree branch to float down and around me. | Source
Water Garden - With Huge "Storybook" Lilypads.  The huge water lilies here were so amazing.  Peaceful, with the water and reflections.  You can't help but feel refreshed and rested. The occasional dragonfly minding its own business is beautiful!
Water Garden - With Huge "Storybook" Lilypads. The huge water lilies here were so amazing. Peaceful, with the water and reflections. You can't help but feel refreshed and rested. The occasional dragonfly minding its own business is beautiful! | Source
A woodland wildflower garden.  This was in the heat of summer time, but the shady areas were lovely and beautiful.  Especially with the flowers.  So relaxing, so inviting.
A woodland wildflower garden. This was in the heat of summer time, but the shady areas were lovely and beautiful. Especially with the flowers. So relaxing, so inviting. | Source
In a tropical conservatory, the flowers are refreshing and lovely to see.  Its worth going to visit one if you ever can, or live in a naturally tropical area.  Get out and enjoy a garden, it is so good for your mind and soul!
In a tropical conservatory, the flowers are refreshing and lovely to see. Its worth going to visit one if you ever can, or live in a naturally tropical area. Get out and enjoy a garden, it is so good for your mind and soul! | Source
This is a lovely little wrought iron gate, that leads to an herb garden.  I love herbs and growing them.  This was a very relaxing garden, peaceful and some might even say, healing.
This is a lovely little wrought iron gate, that leads to an herb garden. I love herbs and growing them. This was a very relaxing garden, peaceful and some might even say, healing. | Source
A more bright, yet peaceful and invigorating all at the same time.  This flower garden makes you feel like you are in a wonderland, but a peaceful one.
A more bright, yet peaceful and invigorating all at the same time. This flower garden makes you feel like you are in a wonderland, but a peaceful one. | Source

Shady Garden Spot, Perfect for a Picnic

This spot look to me to be a great place to spread out a large blanket and have a nice picnic, or read a book. With the water and the shade, and a bird chirping now and then.  Ahhh, so relaxing to me.
This spot look to me to be a great place to spread out a large blanket and have a nice picnic, or read a book. With the water and the shade, and a bird chirping now and then. Ahhh, so relaxing to me. | Source

Bridge in a Garden - Perfect for a Stroll

Sometimes, just a little walk through a garden is all we need to clear our minds, our senses some.  No wonder people have tried to create even small garden spaces to get away to, and relax now and then.
Sometimes, just a little walk through a garden is all we need to clear our minds, our senses some. No wonder people have tried to create even small garden spaces to get away to, and relax now and then. | Source

Big Pond in a Garden - A Reflective Pool

This pond in the garden seems so calm and tranquil to me.  The reflections from the trees and sky, and the occasional bird or goose flying over is simply lovely.  I could be very tempted to take a nap in a spot like this if the conditions were right.
This pond in the garden seems so calm and tranquil to me. The reflections from the trees and sky, and the occasional bird or goose flying over is simply lovely. I could be very tempted to take a nap in a spot like this if the conditions were right. | Source
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Ornaments and memorials are beautiful, but help to bring our thoughts around to the important things in life sometimes.  Life is precious, and its good to take time to remember what is important.  Like relaxing and resting our hearts and minds some. In any garden, one loves to see a shady area due to a large tree.  There is something so special about such trees, especially the old ones.  They are like wonderful treasures, meant to be enjoyed.  What a wonderful thing to rest under such a tree. Clouds, trees, water, and nature in general, make for a peaceful garden scene.  This view and its reflections invite peace and calm.  A rose garden, for many, is very relaxing, with the sights and scents that come with that.  It really is good to take some time stop and smell the roses, literally.  When was the last time you did?
Ornaments and memorials are beautiful, but help to bring our thoughts around to the important things in life sometimes.  Life is precious, and its good to take time to remember what is important.  Like relaxing and resting our hearts and minds some.
Ornaments and memorials are beautiful, but help to bring our thoughts around to the important things in life sometimes. Life is precious, and its good to take time to remember what is important. Like relaxing and resting our hearts and minds some. | Source
In any garden, one loves to see a shady area due to a large tree.  There is something so special about such trees, especially the old ones.  They are like wonderful treasures, meant to be enjoyed.  What a wonderful thing to rest under such a tree.
In any garden, one loves to see a shady area due to a large tree. There is something so special about such trees, especially the old ones. They are like wonderful treasures, meant to be enjoyed. What a wonderful thing to rest under such a tree. | Source
Clouds, trees, water, and nature in general, make for a peaceful garden scene.  This view and its reflections invite peace and calm.
Clouds, trees, water, and nature in general, make for a peaceful garden scene. This view and its reflections invite peace and calm. | Source
A rose garden, for many, is very relaxing, with the sights and scents that come with that.  It really is good to take some time stop and smell the roses, literally.  When was the last time you did?
A rose garden, for many, is very relaxing, with the sights and scents that come with that. It really is good to take some time stop and smell the roses, literally. When was the last time you did? | Source

Chinese Garden Scene

I love to learn about and visit different gardens represented by different parts of the world.  Here is a Chinese garden, lovely and beautiful, and peaceful to walk through.
I love to learn about and visit different gardens represented by different parts of the world. Here is a Chinese garden, lovely and beautiful, and peaceful to walk through. | Source

A Bench Under a Large Shady Tree, and a Brook

It doesn't get much better than this!  This seems like a good picture to end with, with shade, a bubbling brook, a bench, shade and song birds here and there.  A place to relax, rewind and recharge.  Peace, love, and joy are good things to think on.
It doesn't get much better than this! This seems like a good picture to end with, with shade, a bubbling brook, a bench, shade and song birds here and there. A place to relax, rewind and recharge. Peace, love, and joy are good things to think on. | Source

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easylearningweb 24 months ago

Beautiful, relaxing, scenic photos, thanks for sharing!


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Marina7 24 months ago from Clarksville TN

Nice hub with nice garden photos. I wish I had a nice looking garden like that. :-)


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oceansnsunsets 24 months ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Easylearningweb, thank you so much for your kind words and visit to my garden hub.


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oceansnsunsets 24 months ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Hi Marina, most of these gardens are done by master gardeners I think, and I am just a true admirer and visitor, for most of these. Others, are nearby, or on a walk not too far away, etc. The one with the tall trees is in some common ground area, not too far from my own. So it feels like my own garden. Regardless, I enjoy them all the same, and make my own little areas as nice as I can make them. I appreciate your comment and visit here.


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peachpurple 23 months ago from Home Sweet Home

Our community garden isn't that beautiful, i love the peaceful scenery


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oceansnsunsets 23 months ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Hello Peachpurple, sorry to hear your community garden isn't that beautiful. Gardens are hard to upkeep I think, to keep them looking their best all the time. Where I live, there is a lady that volunteers her time to care for the garden areas near the entrances to the neighborhood. It is quite a job I think, especially in the summer time! Anyway, I am thankful for her.

Like you, I love peaceful scenery. It can mean so much to our lives actually, and can bring real serenity. Thank you for your visit and comment.


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Elsie Hagley 23 months ago from New Zealand

Beautiful gardens, you are very good at taking nice photos. I have a large garden where I spend many hours, but I can't take photos like you, most likely because I need glasses for reading, when in the garden I don't wear them so I cannot see the picture very clear, when taking photos.

Thanks for sharing just what I needed after a busy christmas day. Relaxing.


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oceansnsunsets 23 months ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Hi Elsie, that made me really happy when you said the pictures relaxing to see after a busy Christmas Day! I too had a busy Christmas day, and its always so nice to relax. I would love to see your garden, that sounds like a nice place, that you spend many hours in it. I think it is therapeutic, and does something wonderful for us.

I appreciate your visit to my hub, and comment, so thank you very much! Happy New Year to you.

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