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The Zen of Bocce

At less than half the width of a tennis court, and a third the cost, bocce has spread quickly in America's better backyards in the past decade. Why? Perhaps because the bocce court delivers a lot of European-style elegance for the buck.

The serene surface provides a natural, and neutral, ground to frame with plantings, and putting benches at either end not only provide a convenient rooting section but also allow the bocce area to double as a contemplation garden.

Garden Design
Garden Design
July 2012