Some rock garden design ideas include stone walls, flagstone waterfalls and Zen gardens, as noted on the Better Homes and Gardens, Sunset.com and HGTVGardens.com websites. Before constructing a rock garden, homeowners should create a detailed plan that outlines all of the elements that will be included in the design.
Stone walls are one element that homeowners can add to their rock gardens to create an outline for the garden area, notes BHG.com. Not only does a rock wall create a border for the area, but it can also be used as a foundation for a raised or terraced garden. The raised area can then include plants, rocks, trees or other elements.
Flagstone waterfalls are another element that work well in rock gardens, states Sunset.com. The pond can be surrounded by flagstone, with one area raised to create the waterfall, resembling a rocky bank. With this design, homeowners can also include other elements, such as water plants, moss or pottery.
Zen garden designs are another element that homeowners can include in a rock garden, as stones are an important element in any Zen garden, says HGTVGardens.com. Gravel in a Zen garden can represent water, and homeowners can place large stepping stones within the gravel to signify a bridge.