Vastu For Garden

Vastu For Garden

8 March, 2013

Vastu Tips for Garden

Vastu Shastra is an environmental science which observes the workings of natural forces and records how magnetic poles, sun rays, and land compositions influence living things. As per the primitive system of vastu for garden, it’s important for the five basic elements to work in harmony to enable the seeds to germinate, develop and grow healthily. Imbalance of any element, whether soil (earth), sun (fire), wind (air), water or space, will slow down the development and may even lead to irreversible damage.

As a general rule, a garden must be in the North or West side and inside the borders of the compound.

Each Area Of A Garden Is Associated With One Of The Five Elements-


The Five ElementsAssociated AreaEffect
EarthSouthwestCreates a force that grounds and sustains
WaterNortheastHelps the flora to flourish
FireSoutheastKeeps the plants free of diseases
AirNorthwestPromotes cross-pollination
SpaceCentral areaIncreases the flow of positive influences which nourish other elements.


Positive energies which generate from the northern direction and the solar energies from the east encourage harmony and stability.

Planting Trees and Foliage According To Vastu For Garden


TypeBest Direction For PlantationAdvice
Smaller shrubsEast or NorthAvoid North-East
Tall trees (e.g. Coconut tree)South-WestAvoid planting such trees too close to the building
Large trees (e.g. mango)South or West portion  of a  houseAvoid planting such trees too close to the building. Also, sow them at a place which gets enough sunlight without blocking it for the residents.
Tulsi or BasilNorth, North-east or East directionIt’s advisable to grow Basil on each side of a pathway stretching from the main gate to the entrance of a house.
CreepersThe exteriors of a buildingAvoid using the compound wall or the building for support. Creepers should only be grown in the garden and must have their own support.
Fruit Bearing treesEast
Flower bearing plants such as Jasmine, Rose and  MarigoldSouth-WestAvoid using thorny plants with the exception of Rose. Also, it’s auspicious to grow Jasmine on each side of a pathway that stretches from the main gate to the entrance of a house.


Vastu For Other Structures In the Garden


TypeAuspicious DirectionAdvice
Flower PotsNorth-East, North or East (on the ground)Avoid keeping them on the compound wall and make sure they don’t grow more than three feet tall (from the ground).s
WaterfallNorth or EastAvoid North-East corner
Swimming poolNorth-East or NorthAvoid constructing a pool in the center of a garden.
BenchesEast and the North directionPlace benches in an open space
SwingsEast or North
Stone sculptures and rock gardensSouthwest, South or WestAvoid any other direction
Bird’s nest or a pet’s houseNorth-west corner


Auspicious Plants And Trees As Per Vastu For Garden:


  • Coconut,
  • Sandalwood,
  • Lemon,
  • Almond,
  • Pineapple,
  • Jackfruit,
  • Mango,
  • Bakul,
  • Azadirachta indica


  • Basil
  • Jasmine
  • Pomegranate
  • Saffron
  • Frangipani
  • Champaca

Things To Be Avoided in Garden Vastu:

  • Planting thorny plants is prohibited inside or outside a house.
  • Fruit bearing trees must be avoided.
  • Milk bearing trees are prohibited.
  • Remove dry leaves, creepers, and overgrown shrubs regularly.
  • Banyan and fig must only be planted in temples.
  • Trees must never be planted in the center or front of a house.

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