Modern gardens have a very fresh, calm look around them which soothe us at the end of a busy day. Their borders are comparable to those used in ordinary gardens; the garden design is based on geometry having many straight lines and angles rather than bends and curves. The style is accentuated with bold colors. One example of modern gardens is modern Japanese garden. The modern Japanese garden is as fluid a concept as some of the old traditional elements used as design principles for great Japanese gardens. Ancient gardens were elaborate depictions of nature, built around palaces and monasteries. A modern Japanese garden approach often takes a Zen sensibility of simplicity to an extreme.