A Feng Shui garden is a friendly, beautiful garden where the energy flows, and brings harmony. A Feng Shui garden create auspicious good fortune and attracts happy Chi into your home and your life. In a Feng Shui garden, ornaments, plants, and other design elements are laid out methodically to produce chi, which is positive life energy. Feng Shui gardens depend on traditionally methods of placement and attempt to create a sense of harmony believed to improve happiness and health in all aspects of life. A traditional Feng Shui garden will involve the consideration of three main issues: the five elements, the balance of yin and yang, and the nine areas of the bagua. The five elements are water, fire, earth, metal, and wood, and need to all be present and balanced in the garden.
Yin and yang represent the distinctive powers of men and women but also the complement of all pairs of opposites, like warm and cool, or wet and dry. The bagua is a chart that details the nine most important aspects of life, but also assigns each area characteristics such as color, association with one of the five elements, or geographic location. After all, the underlying principle of a Feng Shui garden is to create an outdoor space that provides focused areas that are free from clutter.