Here in the example below we provide a modern Thai garden design.
Key: 1. Spirit house at entrance way beside driveway 2. Main doorway into house, granite block path and planting to sides with small pond at centre 3. Two parellel entrance pavilions, offering shelter from rain and seating, plus main gateway into side garden 4. Grass surrounded by neat planting scheme, circular sand wash patio above, leading to Thai sala in South East corner of garden 5. Main house with windows looking out onto garden 6. Relaxation sala 7. Series of ponds running beside sala, providing water background sounds and nice views 8. Curved wooden deck for seating and recreation 9. Curving beds that match decking, with feature plants and heavy tree cover 10. Back entranceway into house, simple stone stepping path with wooden deck outside of patio doors.
This modern Thai style garden has everything. The planting scheme can utilise traditional fruit trees and plants used within religious compounds and Thai royal residences, and the hardscapes offer lots of room to relax within the garden as well as practical uses like shelter from the elements. The sala in the South East corner is the main relaxation / recreational area, with excellent views of the water ponds as well as the majority of the garden.
Heavy landscaping in the corners and sides of the garden offer privacy and canopy for shade.
As well as many different areas for discovery, this garden would benefit heavily from the addition of traditional Thai garden art and statues, which if chosen well, could really help the landscape to capture its potential as a modern yet traditional Thai garden.
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