Having a garden in the yard or inside the house is fast becoming a luxury with the urbanization projects in rural areas and the growth of high-rise infrastructures in the city.
Those who have ample lot areas to accommodate outdoor gardens are privileged to enjoy green spaces created by landscape artists for the family to enjoy. Flora and fauna lovers with limited space content themselves with pocket gardens while those who live in the concrete jungle simply make do with potted plants in their indoor garden.
Garden designs vary depending on the owner’s taste, preference or the over-all design of the house. Most Filipino homeowners today go for a fusion of Filipino and Mediterranean Style Landscape that makes use of palms and tropical plants. These designs can change from time to time based on current trends or lifestyle changes.
Home garden designs may have changed with the modern trends and living conditions but one thing seem to remain constant in Filipino Gardens, the presence of a grotto or a shrine amid the green spaces that they created. Images of Jesus Christ and Mama Mary are quite common in grottos but one can also find other icons like a saint statue on some occasions. These grottos highlight Filipinos deep devotion to their faith and their love for nature.