Dream Islands Garden

Dream Islands Garden

Architecture: LevenBetts

Dream Islands Garden

Dream Islands Garden

Architecture: LevenBetts

Dream Islands Garden

Dream Islands Garden

Architecture: LevenBetts

Dream Islands Garden

Dream Islands Garden

Architecture: LevenBetts

Dream Islands Garden

Dream Islands Garden

Dream Islands Garden

Dream Islands Garden

Dream Islands Garden

Dream Islands Garden

Dream Islands Garden

Dream Islands Garden

Dream Islands Garden

Dream Islands Garden

Dream Islands Garden

Dream Islands Garden

Dream Islands Garden

Dream Islands Garden

Dream Islands Garden

Dream Islands Garden

Dream Islands Garden

Mutō no Niwa 夢嶋の庭

Stone Ridge, NY

 

  The stones in this garden represent mountains, the quintessential yang element in nature: solid, upright, eternal. The moss represents water, the quintessential yin element in nature: fluid, supine, evanescent.   The two together —mountain and water, yin and yang—  represent all of nature.

    The stones, which were collected from the forest on the property, are a kind of sandstone called bluestone. The nobedan paths and the retaining wall were also made of bluestone that had been quarried nearby. Bluestone and moss — that is all there is in the palette of this garden.

 

 

 

   **click upper photo to enlarge