Tranquil Garden

An easy to follow guide of 25 simple ideas to create
and enjoy your own tranquil garden

Are you overwhelmed with your garden? Do you lack the time, space or money to do anything significant to improve it? Do you want a garden you can come home to and relax in after a hard day’s work?

This eBook will show you how easy it is to transform your backyard or front yard into a tranquil garden.

What's Inside

This eBook gives you 25 ideas you can follow to create a tranquil garden, including tips, step-by-step instructions and summary of the time, cost and which five senses each idea affects. It’s perfect for anyone needing some help to get started in improving their garden, balcony or patio.

Here’s a screenshot of the Table of Contents:

TG table of contents

With 60 pages of well laid out information in an easy to understand format, this eBook will inspire you and give you actionable ideas you can follow regardless of your gardening experience.

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By following these ideas you will:

  • learn techniques to maintain your garden
  • visually beautify your garden surroundings
  • add plantings that provide pleasant scents
  • provide easy to harvest fruit and vegetables that fit well into the existing garden space
  • add subtle background sounds to your garden
  • setup seating and mindfulness areas to relax in
  • add interest to your garden with accessories, lighting and plantings
  • beautify your balcony or patio while screening for privacy

“This book is very professionally laid out, with beautiful photos and lots of great gardening ideas and tips to help create a little piece of heaven in your yard. I found the book easy and enjoyable to read and can’t wait to implement many of the suggestions. Well done!”

– Denise F.

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About the Author - Marc Thoma

Marc is a gardener with over 15 years experience growing vegetables, fruit and flowers. He is the founder of the Tranquil Garden website and blog, where he writes about simple ways to create the most perfect retreat in your own tranquil garden.

His background in technical writing, especially project management documentation, brings a detailed, easy-to-understand approach to explaining concepts that will transform not only your garden but also the way you approach gardening.

He is passionate about gardening, not only growing food for his family, but also working towards his own tranquil garden. He is miles away from that goal, but is making steady progress 
and shares that progress on the blog but also in the weekly
 Tranquil Garden newsletter.

You can reach Marc at or through the contact page.

Tranquil Garden eBook

So imagine sitting down with a nice cup of coffee or tea, grabbing your tablet or laptop and reading your copy of the guide that will inspire and motivate you to make those little changes you know you can do!

Get the ideas to give your garden the attention it needs and it will pay you back many times over!​

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How is the book laid out?
A: There are 25 ideas and each idea has 2 pages, an introductory page that explains how the idea solves a problem you may have in your garden and an actionable page, describing step-by-step how you can go about implementing the idea as well as some handy tips.
See above for sample pages of one idea.

Q: Am I going to have a tranquil garden in one weekend?
A: Probably not. Unless you have tons of help, an unlimited budget and the enthusiasm to keep going. I would recommend picking one or two of these ideas for each weekend and enjoy not only the end results but also the process. You could be done in 10-12 weeks. If you have some time off from work, you could also use this time to follow through with these ideas.

But no rush: a lot of these ideas are anyways ongoing pursuits.
If you have a small area such as a balcony or patio, you might actually be able to follow the applicable ideas (14 are doable on a balcony or patio and are marked as such in the Table of Contents) in one weekend.

Q: Am I going to be able to use all of these ideas in my garden?
A: You could but it is not expected. You can pick and choose what you want and need. Some may not be applicable to you, especially if you only have a balcony or patio or small garden.

Q: Where can I get more help and ideas?
A: You are already where you need to be. The site you are on ( contains many articles that expand on some of the contents of this eBook and also cover other topics that will help you achieve a tranquil garden.

I also have several other eBooks in mind over the coming years which will comprehensively cover common topics.

I also encourage you to subscribe to the Tranquil Garden newsletter for not only a weekly newsletter, but also access to free downloadables, including checklists and guides, and notices of special offers.

Q: What if I already have a tranquil garden that I’m happy with?
A: Congratulations! I’m glad you are happy in your garden. However no matter how great it is, there is always room for improvement. And even if you think you don’t need the ideas right now, having them in the back of your mind or in the contents of this eBook is handy for when you do decide to follow through on one of these ideas.

Q: How can I help improve the eBook?
A: I always welcome feedback. You can provide feedback by emailing Feedback will be incorporated into the next edition of the eBook, which will be free to download for anyone that has already purchased it.

Q: I would love to have a physical printed version of this eBook.
A: I agree, this would make a perfect coffee table book! I would need some interest shown to look into offering a printed version via print-on-demand as there are some changes I would have to make to make the eBook work as a printed book. Please show your interest by emailing

Q: Do you offer volume purchases for gardening clubs and organizations?
A: Yes, there is a discount applicable for this type of promotion. Please contact to obtain a special discount code.

Q: Can I help sell your book through affiliate marketing?
A: Of course, I’d be happy to have your help in getting this eBook more widely promoted. Please email for details.

Q: You haven’t answered my question about the eBook.
A: Please email with your questions and I’ll answer them as promptly as I can.

Q: Can I get a refund as the eBook just isn’t for me?
If you are not satisfied with the eBook within 30 days of purchase, just let me know and I’ll refund what you paid. I am confident though that the eBook will at least give you a few ideas you can use in your own garden, balcony or patio.


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