Ideas for Quiet Outdoor Spaces

Double Cascade by Jan Johnsen

Roberta Chinsky Matuson is an expert on increasing profitability by maximizing employee contribution. Her website is She writes that quiet people are often the most productive, explaining that,

Being quiet strengthens focus and calms others.

Being quiet gives you the space to delve deeply into ideas.

She says," at the end of the day, it’s not about the noise one makes, but what one actually gets done."

So it follows that a workplace should provide quiet spaces that encourage productivity!

I hereby suggest to Google, Apple and Microsoft, among other businesses that they include Serenity Spaces for their employees to work in....(I can show you how to create them)

A few ideas:

Cascades and fountains

Shaded benches or nooks

Reflexology Paths to enhance concentration.

Zig Zag Bridges

and lots of outdoor outlets!


  1. Lovely settings and lovely quiet thoughts. You really created that peace for me today. Thanks.

  2. Claudia, I am so happy to share calming ideas...

  3. This is such a wonderful blog. I would have never thought to create a blog of such peaceful photos, I myself have been taking pictures that bring me much peace so I'm so happy to be able to see all these great pictures.

    1. Kimberly, thanks so much for your commments..I love to share these photos because they bring a measure of calm just by looking at them.

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  6. It's a little bit like the tortoise and the hare I think. Calm, quiet and steadfast always over achieves flashy and racy, even in the garden!

    1. You are right...just like sensible gardening!

  7. These ideas are brilliant! I am so jealous that you were able to see these awesome additions of landscaping in real person. The zig zag bridge is absolutely breath taking. I have a similar stone pathway, leading from my patio to my garden. I am constantly trying to keep it clean from falling leaves. The leaf collection was starting to get on my nerves, so I went out an purchased a leaf mulcher. Now, after I blow off the leaves to the sides of my path, I use the leaf mulcher to chop and bag the leaves. You can use the excess leaves in your compost pile if you have one. Try it out if you have a leaf mulcher.

  8. Brilliant ideas and place to stay! A very calming and pleasant view and reduction of stress for all, Healing takes place from the quiet calm of an outdoor garden. Thanks for sharing this place that is truly relaxing.

    1. we all craze outdoor serenity...its in our genes....

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