Certainly garden stones are that added value that is a bit of a welcome surprise along the path of a courtyard or garden. With the intent to amaze those who experience it and cross it and to create a refined and fairytale atmosphere, almost like a nineteenth-century novel. And although they are a trend of recent years, they actually rely on our being Italians, therefore Latin, inhabitants of Magna Graecia. To have cells in the DNA that still recall ancient temples, large buildings of classical inspiration, the perfection and balance of religious sculptures that have made the history of art. But garden stones aren’t just classically inspired. Indeed, it will probably be amazed to note that decorative stones are the masters even in gardens illuminated by a completely different sun, perhaps the Rising Sun.
The Zen garden is a surprising example of the balanced and harmonious use that can be made of decorative garden stones.
Since stone is, in this type of garden, one of the preeminent and essential elements. The Zen garden is in fact made up of gravel, sand, stones of different sizes. The peculiarity of the architecture of a Zen garden are its balance and its size. The fact that it could only be organized like this, with its walls, its paths, its pauses, its breath. The Zen gardens, always well cared for, communicate a high sense of peace and serenity and are increasingly widespread today. In the western land, where they are recreated in all sizes and even in “mignon” format, for the table, completely equal to the larger ones. This is a trend that is developing hand in hand with the interest that is felt towards oriental culture, today lived with due respect. Which is due to a complicated and stratified millenary tradition.