Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple: A Secret Garden In Kyoto Features 1200 Stone Sculptures

neverendingvoyage Otagi Nenbutsu-ji is a Buddhist temple in the Arashiyama neighborhood of Kyoto, Japan. Otagi Nenbutsu-ji was founded by Empress Shōtoku in the middle of the eighth century. Though was destroyed by the flooding of the Kamo River, it was rebuilt as an offshoot of Enryaku-ji, a nearby temple. In the 13th century, it was again destroyed during a civil war. The temple was moved to its...


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Dad Builds Incredible Tree House In His Garden For Kids For Just $150

Dad Joe Rackley has created something truly special for his two daughters after building them an incredible greenhouse during lockdown. Joe, from Watford (Hertfordshire, England), started the project on April 1, so they would have a place to play while schools were closed. And it’s fair to say the 43-year old succeeded – with his three-year-old daughter describing it as “heaven”.


SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2020/06/dad-builds-incredible-tree-house-in-his-garden-for-kids-for-just-150/

Incredible Living Sculpture In The Lost Gardens Of Heligan Changes Its Appearance With The Seasons

This is the Mud Maid sculpture in The Lost Gardens of Heligan, in Cornwall Pete & Sue Hill The Lost Gardens of Heligan, near Mevagissey in Cornwall, are one of the most popular botanical gardens in the UK. The style of the gardens is typical of the nineteenth century Gardenesque style, with areas of different character and in different design styles. The gardens were created by members of the...


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This 20 Foot-Wide Tapestry By The Fiber Artist Vanessa Barragão Recreates The World In Textural Yarn

In celebration of a partnership between London’s Heathrow Airport and Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, fiber artist Vanessa Barragão was commissioned to create a massive botanical tapestry. Using a range of techniques including latch hooking, felt needling, carving, crochet, Barragão mapped out and built up a textural surface that emulates a map of the world. More: Vanessa Barragão, Instagram h/t:


SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2019/07/this-20-foot-wide-tapestry-by-the-fiber-artist-vanessa-barragao-recreates-the-world-in-textural-yarn/

Spectacular Black & White Winning Photos From The International Garden Photographer Of The Year 2019

The International Garden Photographer of the Year has announced the winner of their Black & White Photo Project 2019. Petar Sabol, 1st place. Night butterfly, Croatia. (Photo by Petar Sabol/The International Garden Photographer of the Year) More: IGPOTY Bob Dallow, 2nd place. Canalside, England. (Photo by Bob Dallow/The International Garden Photographer of the Year) Minghui Yuan, 3rd place.


SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2019/05/spectacular-black-white-winning-photos-from-the-international-garden-photographer-of-the-year-2019/

These “Galaxy” Flowers Grow Entire Universes On Their Petals

Want to gaze at distant galaxies but don’t have a strong enough telescope? Then don’t worry, because we’ve got the perfect solution. All you need to do is to buy yourself some Night Sky Petunias, because as you can see, their petals look like they’re hiding secret little universes inside of them. Scientifically known as Petunia cultivars, Night Sky Petunias are a deep purple flower that’s...


SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2019/04/these-galaxy-flowers-grow-entire-universes-on-their-petals/

Zombie Gnomes Are A Perfect Way To Keep Everyone From Your Lawn

Getting sick and tired of trespassers destroying your beautiful lawn? Well, maybe it’s time you taught them a lesson. And what better way to do it than by scaring the bejeezus out of them! For that, the Canadian group of artists RevenantFX, have created a perfect solution – zombie gnomes. These creepy undead garden decorations will make sure your Halloween-ready yard will be protected from...


SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2019/02/zombie-gnomes-are-a-perfect-way-to-keep-everyone-from-your-lawn/