ABOUT THE PROJECT
- Dimensions: 120m2
- Build time: 7 weeks
Entering through a traditional Japanese gateway a flat granite bridge and stepping stone pathway lead you through the garden, with seas of gravel and planted islands either side. To the rear to the garden are two seated areas; one with a fire pit and circular seating, and an alternative natural stone bench in front of facade tea house. A specimen chamaecyparis cloud tree and 3 Tenshi stone grouping separate the two seating areas.
Providing the tranquil sound of running water is a 90cm shallow granite basin with a horizontal bamboo spout. A large 90cm Kodai Maru Yukimi granite lantern was also featured in the garden.
Wooden fences were replaced with traditional Japanese wall panelling with cedar shingle roof. A decorative shoji window was installed on the wall.
The planting scheme was mostly devised using evergreen plants that provide interest and structure to the garden throughout the year. Rhododendron Bloombux were planted in groups throughout the garden, displaying an abundance of pink flowers in June. Both red and green variety Japanese Acers were planted to provide vibrant colours in spring and summer with dramatic autumn colours.