How to Create a Japanese Inspired Garden

Last Updated on 20/05/2021 by Esther Roberts

japanese themed gardens

Japanese themed gardens create a calming space to unwind after a long day. Using a combination of simple elements and spiritual design creates an impressive tranquil haven, perfect for any size of garden.

If you’re looking to create your own zen garden, follow our tips for inspiration.

Paths and Bridges

japanese themed gardens bridge

Bridges and stoned pathways are often used within Japanese themed gardens. The stone symbolises the element, whereas bridges insinuate peace and serenity. Depending on the space you have to work with, a small bridge can be perfect to easily separate two areas.

Water Features

japanese themed gardens fountain

Similar to the use of bridges, water features bring a sense of tranquillity and peace. However, less is always more! Make your water feature the main focus of your garden to achieve an authentic design.

Let’s Talk Plants

japanese themed gardens plants

Japanese themed gardens are often styled to one colour scheme. Reds, greens, and whites are most common. When it comes to picking which plants to use in your garden, Azaleas and Peonies are perfect!

Each plant’s used for their calming colours, an essential aspect for any zen garden.

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