Creating a Peace garden
Follow the Zen gardens of Japan by creating an open area devoid of noise, distractions and clutter to soothe your soul.
Perhaps have a physical structure to absorb sound like trees or a living wall. And add fragrant plants that calm like rose, jasmine, lillies, lavender, chamomile and lemon balm, Or choose plants that lift your mood, like sunflowers.
Paving can add a sense of calm and structure, especially when the stone is attractive, as can a gentle water feature. You could even include a place for pilates, yoga or meditation – maybe in a pavilion or gazebo.
And you might like an actual peace symbol like a Buddha, or a sun dial or suncatcher. Lastly, to ensure people join in, put a Peace Garden sign up – they’ll soon get the hint!