Japanese Tea Garden Design

Japanese Tea Garden Design

BHG.com Gardening Garden Design Garden Styles Elements of a Japanese Garden Japanese gardens combine the basic elements of plants, water, and rocks with simple, clean lines to create a tranquil retreat. Learn how to make your own Zen garden. By Denny Schrock Facebook Pinterest Twitter Google Plus Email Print More Prev View all Next × Prev View all Next Prev View all Next Popular In Garden Styles Small Garden Ideas Outdoor Plants You Can’t Kill Create Privacy in Your Yard The 18 Best Plants for Cottage Gardens Everything In This Slideshow 1 of 19 Facebook Pinterest Make an Entrance Use a simple bamboo fence to block views of the world outside your Japanese garden. Make the entrance to your garden clear with a gate and attractive arbor. Learn about incorporating bamboo plants into your garden. 2 of 19 Facebook Pinterest Create Mystery A key element in Japanese garden style is creating vignettes that can’t be viewed all at once. Here a winding path leads your eye past the stone pagoda and beckons exploration of what’s around the next corner. See more photos from this Midwest Japanese meditation garden on our sister site, Midwest Living. 3 of 19 Facebook Pinterest Grow Evergreens Most Japanese gardens rely on subtle differences in color and texture. Here conifers provide soothing shades of green for year-round interest. Some echo the pyramidal form of the pagoda while others frame the feature with their low, spreading branches. Learn about great conifers for your yard! 4 of 19 Facebook Pinterest Encourage Moss Moss makes the perfect groundcover in moist shady areas of the Japanese garden. Because moss doesn’t tolerate foot traffic well, place stone steppers among the moss to allow passage without damage to the cushiony surface. Can’t grow moss? Learn about great groundcovers! 5 of 19 Facebook Pinterest Make a Private Pavilion Create an intimate space in your Japanese garden with a teahouse or pavilion made of bamboo or wood. Use such a structure for entertaining or for viewing the serene landscape. 6 of 19 Facebook Pinterest Try a Pagoda Pillar Stone lanterns shaped as pagodas are staples of Japanese gardens. They can echo the roofline of a teahouse or covered gate entries in addition to providing a charming glow in the evening garden. 7 of 19 Facebook Pinterest Add Textural Contrast Shaded sections of the Japanese garden rely on subtle color contrast and bold textural differences to create interest. Here chartreuse and green hostas surround the base of a tree while variegated hakone grass softens the edge of the bed. Learn about great grasses! 8 of 19 Facebook Pinterest Create Structure from Plants Trees in a Japanese garden often are pruned into shapes that reveal their architectural form. This Japanese maple shows its zigzag branching pattern. Arching branches reach over the contrasting groundcover and reflect in a nearby pool of water. 9 of 19 Facebook Pinterest Protect Yourself from Evil Spirits Legend has it that a zigzag bridge such as this one will protect you from evil spirits in the Japanese garden. The myth says that evil spirits can only travel in a straight line, so the bridge traps them, allowing you to escape to safety. 10 of 19 Facebook Pinterest Provide an Island Getaway A small island in the middle of this pond creates the illusion of a secluded Japanese garden retreat, even though the arch of the bridge is too steep to safely walk over. With a larger space and longer span on the bridge, you could access the island. 11 of 19 Facebook Pinterest Time for Reflection This small reflecting pool has a decidedly Japanese garden flavor. From the glass Japanese fishing float on its surface to the bamboo fountain, Japanese bloodgrass, stone pagoda lantern, and moss-covered rocks surrounding the pond, all elements blend in Asian style. 12 of 19 Facebook Pinterest Feed the Fish Colorful koi and goldfish bring hours of enjoyment to the Japanese garden. Train your fish to come on command for feeding time. Goldfish are hardier than koi, but both types may need to be overwintered indoors in cold climates. 13 of 19 Facebook Pinterest Go with the Flow The sound of moving water from waterfalls adds to the soothing nature of Japanese gardens. This stream is punctuated by two waterfalls and ponds. Papyrus, ornamental grasses, and groundcovers bring life to the stream edge. 14 of 19 Facebook Pinterest Deter Deer Naturally This clever bamboo device is designed to frighten deer away from the Japanese garden. The upper bamboo tube drips water into the larger, lower tube. When the tube fills, the weight of the water causes it to clunk against a bamboo mat resting on a stone. The sudden sound startles deer and reportedly scares them away. 15 of 19 Facebook Pinterest Braced with Bamboo Bamboo has many uses in Japanese gardens: It’s grown as an ornamental plant, and it serves as an important structural component. This bamboo fence uses bamboo shoots as rails and smaller ones tied into latticework to follow the curve of the gravel path inlaid with steppingstones. 16 of 19 Facebook Pinterest Graceful Gravel Garden Raked gravel surrounding stones represents ripples of waves around islands. This type of Zen or Japanese garden is designed for contemplative thought and is super-easy to maintain. 17 of 19 Facebook Pinterest Artful Additions Personal touches in the Japanese garden should have a connection to nature. These polished egg-shape stones arranged in a bowl are a good example. Backed by the crimson foliage of a Japanese maple, they take on a sculptural quality. 18 of 19 Facebook Pinterest Stone Streambed Japanese gardens usually utilize representation. Here, tumbled gray river rocks of uniform size have been carefully arranged in this meandering dry streambed to create the illusion of flowing water. Ferns and evergreens line the stream, softening its “shoreline.” 19 of 19 Facebook Pinterest Next Slideshow Small Garden Ideas Small Garden Ideas A small garden space doesn’t mean you can’t have the garden you want. Here are our favorite ideas for small garden ideas, including small patio garden ideas, to help you maximize your space! Begin Slideshow » Related Outdoor Plants You Can’t Kill Create Privacy in Your Yard The 18 Best Plants for Cottage Gardens
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Japanese Tea Garden Design

Prev View all Next × Prev View all Next Prev View all Next Popular In Garden Styles Small Garden Ideas Outdoor Plants You Can’t Kill Create Privacy in Your Yard The 18 Best Plants for Cottage Gardens Everything In This Slideshow 1 of 19 Facebook Pinterest Make an Entrance Use a simple bamboo fence to block views of the world outside your Japanese garden. Make the entrance to your garden clear with a gate and attractive arbor. Learn about incorporating bamboo plants into your garden. 2 of 19 Facebook Pinterest Create Mystery A key element in Japanese garden style is creating vignettes that can’t be viewed all at once. Here a winding path leads your eye past the stone pagoda and beckons exploration of what’s around the next corner. See more photos from this Midwest Japanese meditation garden on our sister site, Midwest Living. 3 of 19 Facebook Pinterest Grow Evergreens Most Japanese gardens rely on subtle differences in color and texture. Here conifers provide soothing shades of green for year-round interest. Some echo the pyramidal form of the pagoda while others frame the feature with their low, spreading branches. Learn about great conifers for your yard! 4 of 19 Facebook Pinterest Encourage Moss Moss makes the perfect groundcover in moist shady areas of the Japanese garden. Because moss doesn’t tolerate foot traffic well, place stone steppers among the moss to allow passage without damage to the cushiony surface. Can’t grow moss? Learn about great groundcovers! 5 of 19 Facebook Pinterest Make a Private Pavilion Create an intimate space in your Japanese garden with a teahouse or pavilion made of bamboo or wood. Use such a structure for entertaining or for viewing the serene landscape. 6 of 19 Facebook Pinterest Try a Pagoda Pillar Stone lanterns shaped as pagodas are staples of Japanese gardens. They can echo the roofline of a teahouse or covered gate entries in addition to providing a charming glow in the evening garden. 7 of 19 Facebook Pinterest Add Textural Contrast Shaded sections of the Japanese garden rely on subtle color contrast and bold textural differences to create interest. Here chartreuse and green hostas surround the base of a tree while variegated hakone grass softens the edge of the bed. Learn about great grasses! 8 of 19 Facebook Pinterest Create Structure from Plants Trees in a Japanese garden often are pruned into shapes that reveal their architectural form. This Japanese maple shows its zigzag branching pattern. Arching branches reach over the contrasting groundcover and reflect in a nearby pool of water. 9 of 19 Facebook Pinterest Protect Yourself from Evil Spirits Legend has it that a zigzag bridge such as this one will protect you from evil spirits in the Japanese garden. The myth says that evil spirits can only travel in a straight line, so the bridge traps them, allowing you to escape to safety. 10 of 19 Facebook Pinterest Provide an Island Getaway A small island in the middle of this pond creates the illusion of a secluded Japanese garden retreat, even though the arch of the bridge is too steep to safely walk over. With a larger space and longer span on the bridge, you could access the island. 11 of 19 Facebook Pinterest Time for Reflection This small reflecting pool has a decidedly Japanese garden flavor. From the glass Japanese fishing float on its surface to the bamboo fountain, Japanese bloodgrass, stone pagoda lantern, and moss-covered rocks surrounding the pond, all elements blend in Asian style. 12 of 19 Facebook Pinterest Feed the Fish Colorful koi and goldfish bring hours of enjoyment to the Japanese garden. Train your fish to come on command for feeding time. Goldfish are hardier than koi, but both types may need to be overwintered indoors in cold climates. 13 of 19 Facebook Pinterest Go with the Flow The sound of moving water from waterfalls adds to the soothing nature of Japanese gardens. This stream is punctuated by two waterfalls and ponds. Papyrus, ornamental grasses, and groundcovers bring life to the stream edge. 14 of 19 Facebook Pinterest Deter Deer Naturally This clever bamboo device is designed to frighten deer away from the Japanese garden. The upper bamboo tube drips water into the larger, lower tube. When the tube fills, the weight of the water causes it to clunk against a bamboo mat resting on a stone. The sudden sound startles deer and reportedly scares them away. 15 of 19 Facebook Pinterest Braced with Bamboo Bamboo has many uses in Japanese gardens: It’s grown as an ornamental plant, and it serves as an important structural component. This bamboo fence uses bamboo shoots as rails and smaller ones tied into latticework to follow the curve of the gravel path inlaid with steppingstones. 16 of 19 Facebook Pinterest Graceful Gravel Garden Raked gravel surrounding stones represents ripples of waves around islands. This type of Zen or Japanese garden is designed for contemplative thought and is super-easy to maintain. 17 of 19 Facebook Pinterest Artful Additions Personal touches in the Japanese garden should have a connection to nature. These polished egg-shape stones arranged in a bowl are a good example. Backed by the crimson foliage of a Japanese maple, they take on a sculptural quality. 18 of 19 Facebook Pinterest Stone Streambed Japanese gardens usually utilize representation. Here, tumbled gray river rocks of uniform size have been carefully arranged in this meandering dry streambed to create the illusion of flowing water. Ferns and evergreens line the stream, softening its “shoreline.” 19 of 19 Facebook Pinterest Next Slideshow Small Garden Ideas Small Garden Ideas A small garden space doesn’t mean you can’t have the garden you want. Here are our favorite ideas for small garden ideas, including small patio garden ideas, to help you maximize your space! Begin Slideshow » Related Outdoor Plants You Can’t Kill Create Privacy in Your Yard The 18 Best Plants for Cottage Gardens

Japanese Tea Garden Design

Japanese Tea Garden Design
Japanese Tea Garden Design
Japanese Tea Garden Design
Japanese Tea Garden Design
Japanese Tea Garden Design