Pagodas or stone towers were developed by Buddhist monks during the Asuka period (600 A.D.). These tall structures, derived from Indian  Stupas, were placed outside temples as a shrine or memorial. Today their use in the garden is purely decorative. Pagodas can be placed in similar location to those suggested for lanterns. They create a beautiful vertical feature, and if placed by water will emphasize its reflective nature. When positioning a pagoda or stone tower remember it will look best if anchored to bulkier masses such as large boulders or thick tree trunks. The base of the pagoda should be partially buried. Pagodas are measured from the bottom of the base
to the top of the cap.

Measuring Guide






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