An Asian-style garden provides serenity in a challenging space. See how this couple worked with a traditional style to create a modern-feeling outdoor space. Shade and steep terrain provided a perfect opportunity to develop their property with an aesthetic they had admired on travels to Japanese gardens. They worked their way down the hill in stages, pruning trees, clearing undergrowth, and incorporating basic Japanese elements— water, rocks, sand, plants, and paths—into their design. A stone path meanders through a small forest of specimen conifers and deciduous trees, lending subtle tones of color to the dappled shade. Carefully placed rocks accentuate a rich tapestry of groundcovers.
15 Stunning Japanese Garden Ideas
15 Stunning Japanese Garden Ideas - Garden Lovers Club
Crafting your own personal retreat that whisks you away from the mundaneness of daily urban life is increasingly becoming a part of modern home design. Some prefer to turn their bedroom into this reclusive and relaxing sanctuary, while others might turn to the family room, or even the attic with a loft bed. But for most homeowners, it is the patio and garden that offer the ideal escape and allow them to get away from the constant rush and unending monotony. And few do this better than Asian-style gardens , thanks to their Zen-inspired design that sets them apart from others. Asian-style landscaping, gardens and decks is what we turn our attention to today, and while Japanese design elements are always a big part of these gorgeous gardens, we consciously refrained from showcasing many Japanese gardens , having already shared them with you.
Japanese Garden Design
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Well-placed stone lanterns, pagodas, symbolic animals, and statues with storied significance populate the various niches. The plants provide interesting contrasts of color and texture. The delicate tracery of the reddish Japanese maple is juxtaposed with the evergreen white pine towering over it, its soft fat clumps of needles silhouetted against the sky.