Protection Buddha / Overcoming Fear Buddha with right hand raised and facing outwards has 2 common meanings. The first is that of the Protection Buddha, as the raised right hand symbolically represents a shield. The second meaning, Overcoming Fear, (since one who is receiving protection would be less fearful). This statue signifies courage and offers protection from fear, delusion and anger.
The traditional Mary Garden has its roots in Medieval Europe. The plants and flowers in a Mary Garden represent attributes of Mary. It is similar to an English cottage garden, but with Mary-related names. A Virgin Mary statue is prominent.