• Dimensions:  80m2
  • Build time: 6 weeks

The inspiration for this garden was an Island wrapping around sea. 6mm silver grey zen gravel depicts the sea, with a large feature rock in the center with raked gravel that represents ripples in the water. The Island is edged with granite setts and planted with a variety of deciduous and evergreen planting. Nearest the house and in the central viewpoint from the kitchen and patio doors is a traditional water feature. A 60cm shallow bachi is fed by a horizontal bamboo spout, with kneeling stones and mixed cobbles. Beside the water feature is a 60cm Narabe Yukimi granite lantern. Behind the water feature is a four-eye bamboo fence with a variety of evergreen plants to create all year-round interest.

Towards the end of the garden we created a stepping stone pathway through an area previously planted with silver birch. On the other side of the island are blue-grey granite feature rocks with dwarf rhododendron Bloombux around a dark grey stone patio.