Mindfulness in the Garden

If you do have an outdoor space, consider your needs. Do you want a space to welcome friends? Do you want a space to able to eat outside or do you want a space where you can relax, enjoy a glass of wine and read that book that you’ve been wanting to start all year?

Remember, our gardens experience all the comings and goings of the season. They allow us to more easily reflect on the weather, to focus on the hot or the cold, and they also in real time show us the cycle of life.

Start small. A good start is to remove any dead plants, and remove all of those broken garden pots or mend them if you can. Cleaning up your garden gives you a fresh start, and a blank canvas. From this point it becomes as simple as purchasing one, just one, gorgeous piece of outdoor furniture, pop in a few pot plants…and then you are on your way.  

Don’t try to create your mindful outdoor space all at once, start off small and watch things grow, learn to understand the seasonal changes in your garden and remember that these things have a way of growing, so enjoy your small success and then sit back and relax and see how things transform. I love this outdoor rocker also from Temple and Webster which is easy peasy to order and have delivered directly into your new mindful garden space!

 

Janine Hendry

A mindful home was founded by Janine Hendry; who as an academic and an interior designer  is fascinated with how innately we are impacted upon by the spaces that we inhabit.

Janine is captivated with things like the impact of colour on mood, people flow in spaces and how we interact with light and sound. Janine’s academic research focussed on developing an understanding of the elements of our living environment that impact on our happiness.

Janine’s philosophy is simple; good design has the power to transform our lives and as such good design should be accessible to all.

Janine can be contacted on design@amindfulhome.com.au

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As with all space start with one room, one part of your garden or even a corner of your living space. Consider then, what you want this  space to be used for? Do you want an outdoor space in which to relax? Do you want to create an outdoor space within the boundaries of your living room? Just check out this gorgeous hammock that I found on templeandwebster.com.au. Trust me it is possible to bring the outside in!

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If you do have an outdoor space consider your needs. Do you want a space to welcome friends, do you want a space to  able to eat outside or do you want a space where you can relax  enjoy a glass of wine and read that book that you’ve been wanting to start all year?

Remember, our  gardens share with us all of the comings and goings of the season, they allow us to more easily reflect on the weather, to focus on the hot or the cold, they also in real time show us the cycle of life.

Start small, a good  start is by  removing  any plants that have died, remove all of those broken garden pots or mend them if you can, take away all rubbish. From this point it becomes  as simple as purchasing one, just one, gorgeous piece of outdoor furniture, pop in a few pot plants…and then you are on your way.  

Don’t try to create your mindful outdoor space all at once, start off small and watch things grow, learn to understand the seasonal changes in your garden and remember that these things have a way of growing, so enjoy your small success and then sit back and relax and see how things transform. I love this outdoor rocker also from Temple and Webster which is easy peasy to order and have delivered directly into your new mindful garden space!

 

Janine Hendry

A mindful home was founded by Janine Hendry; who as an academic and an interior designer  is  fascinated with how innately we are impacted upon by the spaces that we inhabit.

Janine is captivated with things like the impact of colour on mood, people flow in spaces and how we interact with light and sound. Janine’s academic research focussed on developing an understanding of the elements of our living environment that impact on our happiness.

Janine’s philosophy is simple; good design has the power to transform our lives and as such good design should be accessible to all.

Janine can be contacted on design@amindfulhome.com.au

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