• Dimensions:  110m2
  • Build time: 2 weeks

Connecting the Japanese garden to the rest of the lawn garden is a natural slate bridge across a stream. The central focus of this garden is a 4m long Japanese stream, surrounded by various evergreen shrubs, including sedum ground cover, bloombux and pittosporum. At the end of the stream is a small cobbled beach with a Misaki granite lantern. Tobi-ishi stepping stones lead to a paved area suitable for a bench to be placed. Feature rocks include blue grey granite and purple slate standing stone arrangements in a bed of 14mm silver grey zen granite. The majority of plants used in this garden are evergreen, providing the garden with stability and interest throughout the year. Low growing plants included ferns and ophiopogon nigrens. Choysia provide a subtle scent while pieris japonica and bloombux rhododendrons flower in summer. Adding height to the garden, a cherry and bamboo fargesia were planted alongside Japanese Acers. Acers provide contrasting colours and dramatic autumnal colours before the leaves drop in winter.