Garden Design using Japanese Principles

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When I first arrived in this garden an old raised bed and broken up pond met me.

However, overarching the area was a beautiful apple tree.

My clients wanted a peaceful garden where they could relax and entertain friends and family and yet they wanted a loose and open feeling as their garden bordered onto the open expanse of a neighbour’s lawn.

I thought of how the Japanese create microcosm gardens that reference a greater landscape and how the apple could be the Queen of the Valley.

After we filled in the old pond and cleared the old rockery we replenished the soil and reused the stones to create a mountainside feeling with aged stones in natural formations.

We used three good sized Japanese Acers to form a middle canopy and then lots of Japanese woodland plants like Hakonechloa as ground cover.

By |2020-07-01T14:49:50+01:00August 28th, 2017|Blog, Transformations|Comments Off on Garden Design using Japanese Principles

About the Author:

In 2006 I formed Glorious Gardens, gathering together skilled practitioners to offer not just design but implementation of these designs and maintenance packages where we could look after the gardens once we had created them. Throughout my career I have designed gardens to inspire people with the heart aching beauty of nature, with shapes, colours, moods and proportions to pleasure the body and calm and delight the mind. I am also an artist who works with colour and abstract shapes and I bring this sensitivity to the 4 dimensions of a garden. I am very good at listening to clients and I’m able to draw out the essence of what a client wants for their outdoor space.