If you have a garden pond in your backyard, you may want to add a distinctly Asian touch by putting a garden bridge over it. These are beautiful landscaping structures that can add an even more exquisite look to your garden. The pond itself is of course used for aesthetic purposes, but the bridge can play a tri-fold role.
In the Far East, it is not uncommon to see bridges crossing over garden ponds. These structures are decorative but also serve a practical purpose in enabling people to easily cross over the water. While you are on the bridge, you can also stand in one spot to admire the beauty of the garden pond. It is conducive for meditation, and the Japanese also believe that garden bridges have deeper meanings in that they encourage rejuvenation.
A garden bridge can also bring back memories of parts of the Asian continent, not only areas of Japan but China and Korea as well. Even the smallest garden pond can withstand having a lovely bridge built over it, though you will definitely get a more authentic look if you have a larger backyard that contains a bigger pond.
A garden bridge can even be built to fit over a swimming pool. The design and how it is used is all up to you, the homeowner, after all. In fact, you don't even have to have a pond to own a garden bridge, although it is more common to see that combination. The bridge can be built over a lovely decorative area that shows off various types of flowers and other plants, and even rocks.
You can create a sitting area in your garden as well, on or near the bridge. This would be a good spot to just sit and read, or to simply soak up the sun and enjoy the scenery, or to meditate. This can also create a lovely setting for your family that can be viewed as a getaway.