This water garden project was designed to bring a family in Solon, Ohio, some peace amid the bustle of their everyday lives. This home had an unused backyard space that backed up to a pristine wooded area. Exscape Designs designed and built steps leading to the meditation garden, as well as a walkway. A pondless water system and fountain—chosen because it was low maintenance, increased safety and would have less algae growth—was connected to an unusual salt pillar. Lighting was added as a way to visit the garden at night and to provide a focal point during even hours when looking out from the home. The final component, a natural walkway, features plants on the edges as well as planted in the middle of the walkway, as a complement to the upper brick patio.