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Emotions may be evoked by reflections and partial concealment. Author’s photographs of the Japanese Garden at the Washington Park Arboretum
This article has been adapted from the second of a pair of garden design talks presented at the 2005 San Francisco Flower Show. The first talk, appearing in July, 2005, explored the relationship between the design of garden spaces and the kinds of behavior and movement patterns that different spaces are likely to promote. This second considers how we might design gardens to evoke particular emotional responses. Both talks were intended to provide useful guidelines for garden design but were not meant to offer a foolproof and definitive design process.
Have you ever asked yourself “How would I like visitors to feel when they come to my garden?” Let me adjust the emphasis in that simple question: “How would I like visitors to feel when they come to my garden?” Indeed, have you ever asked yourself how you would like to feel when you step out into your garden?

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