The Art of 
Japanese Landscape Design

Japanese landscape design reflects the real beauty of nature. You will find many of us love it for two main reasons, it is easy to maintain and offer us the simple tranquility that we need.

The art of Japanese landscape design in actual, it is intended to give us a tranquil and reflective experience. A good planning and do your research well are very important for you to design a beautiful landscape, which will delight all your guests who came to visit your garden later.

Japanese Garden pictures - Japanese Landscape design - Japanese Hill and Pond Garden with drum bridge in Brooklyn Botanic Garden by Bettycrocker (Wikimedia)

Japanese Landscape Design - Japanese Hill and Pond Garden with drum bridge in Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Japanese gardens are designed to create perfect miniature model of nature itself, through symbolization and abstraction by using trees, shrubs, flowers, rocks, sand, artificial hills, ponds, bridges, and flowing water.

Japanese courtyard gardens are unique and quite simple - it is built to be viewed from inside the house through windows. This unique design style requires a great deal of precise planning for a harmonious garden, and at the same time to integrate an oriental influence into your outdoor space that blends well with your home.

Japanese Zen gardens are famous because of their effective use in meditation - helping us to clear our mind after a busy day. Hence a Zen Garden is meant to be viewed rather than entered, you can make a Japanese Zen gardens to go on your desk : )

From reflective Zen gardens and interactive bonsai gardens to tranquil and relaxing all-natural scenery stroll gardens, the amazing Japanese landscape design is one of the most impressive and yet simple type of oriental outdoor design.

Japanese Landscape Design- Portland Japanese Garden (USA) Zen garden

The basic elements used in Japanese gardening include stone, gravel, water, moss, stones, fences, and hedges. Many times stones are often used as lighting features to make the garden lively in the evening - this practice is according to the Shinto tradition that stone embody the spirits of nature.

Water and its symbolic representative are both played very important role in the Japanese garden to bring life. It can be a simple bamboo water spout or a meandering stream, or by gravel and sand are commonly used in the garden to represent the flow of water, pond, stream or river.

Japanese landscape for garden design is highly regarded as a kind of art form in Japan. For many Japanese landscape lovers, this unique Asian garden style is usually well planned is as much a hobby as it is a landscaping style.

Japanese Garden photos - Japanese Landscape Design - Koishikawa Korakuen Garden Tokyo Japan - Benzai Tenno Miya shrine on Horaijima (Horai Island) by Kimon Berlin Gribeco (Wikimedia)

Koishikawa Korakuen GardeTokyo Japan - 
Benzai Tenno Miya Shrine on Horaijima (Horai Island)

Japanese Garden Design:

The Art of Japanese Landscape Design reflects the real beauty of nature, many people loved this carefully planned Asian garden style. In actual, it is intended to give us a tranquil and reflective experience.

The Japanese Rock gardens were made from just two primary elements: rocks and a fine, light colored gravel. The idea is to find rocks that are interesting and in different shapes and sizes; rocks that you would not mind spend hours looking at.

Japanese Zen gardens with its simplicity and tranquility nature, are famous because of their effective use in meditation - help us to still our mind after a busy day. A Zen Garden can go on your desk too : )

Japanese Garden Design - Types of Japanese Garden Design by tradition they can be broadly categorized into three types, Tsukiyama Gardens (Hill Gardens), Karesansui Gardens (Dry Gardens) and Chaniwa Gardens (Tea Gardens). I love the tranquil and simplistic design of the Japanese gardens that offered me the calming effect.

Elements of a Japanese Garden You need to have at least some internal peace before you are able to start enjoying the beauty of Japanese garden design and see each little element at its own. Carefully planned design with the correct combination of these elements in which they are being used, is what brings a Japanese garden to life!

Japanese Granite Lantern - Yukimi Lantern
In Japanese landscape garden - Japanese lantern is one of the most identifiable garden ornament amongst all. That is true! Whenever we think of a Japanese garden, the first thing always spring to our mind is a stone lantern. These lanterns are usually carved from granite.

Japanese Landscaping Plant Guide - Japanese Bonsai trees

In Japanese landscaping garden design, plants are used for recreating nature, echoing larger themes and most importantly they serve as focal points too. Depending on your country climate, the focal point plants that work well within your Japanese garden may include ...

Japanese Tea Garden is a tranquil and yet practical place, the outer garden is entered first and is designed as waiting place to set the mood before enter the inner area for the tea ceremony.

Japanese Bells, Japanese Wind Bells and Wind Chimes
Japanese garden ornaments are a beautiful accent to your garden. Japanese garden ornaments include things such as Koi ponds, ornamental bridges, bamboo fencing, granite sculptures, and traditional Japanese lanterns.

Japanese Bonsai Tool Set - Carbon Steel 14 pieces
Japanese gardening tools require special care. Whether for the use of Japanese hill garden (Tsukiyama) or flat garden (Hiraniwa) type, there are the right Japanese gardening tools designed for each specific job and made versatile enough for all gardening enthusiast to enjoy.