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There is nothing more peaceful than a quiet garden space. Even the most stressful of days can be dissipated by a deep breath surrounded by flowers. So why not organize a surprise garden makeover for a friend or family member who could use a little bit more zen in their life.

STEP ONE

First off, you should create a Joyable account to help raise funds for new plants and tools. Everyone can chip in a little so that the cost of the new garden can be spread around.

STEP TWO

Shopping spree! Designate someone to shop for plants. It would not be a bad idea to consult a professional gardener or landscaper to decide which plants are best suited for the space.

STEP THREE

Find a good time to strike! If its a smaller garden, you may be able to complete the transformation while your friend is at work, but larger projects might require more a substantial timeframe. If all else fails, you could always send your friend away on a mini weekend getaway.

STEP FOUR

Gather friends and family to help out with the planting (or hire a landscaper to do it for you).

STEP FIVE

The reveal... We recommend throwing a surprise garden party for your friend so that everyone who contributed can be there to see the reaction.

Most people don't have time to completely makeover their garden spaces so its guaranteed to be a good surprise. And what better gift is there than a beautiful place to unwind?

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