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How To Design The Perfect Japanese Garden

Japanese gardens have always been mesmerizing. They create miniature landscapes, perfectly detailed and designed to offer aesthetic pleasure. These several different styles of Japanese gardens. The most popular ones are the zen gardens which include meditation spaces and white sand. Simple, rustic gardens include teahouses and are the most welcoming of all. Then there are also the storll gardens where visitors follow a path and admire the landscapes.

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The Bonsai tree is the focal point of this serene garden and the beautiful sand and rocks surround it. The tree sits on a small green island. The rake is intentionally left there, as a symbol of the peaceful ambiance.

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Bamboo is often used in Japanese gardens in a variety of forms but the most popular use is for fences. The eco-friendly material is the perfect fit for this simple design.

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Featuring modern lines, this beautiful backyard garden was design with Japanese-inspired elements. The tree is not a bonsai but it sure looks like one.

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A stone path leads into the garden. Surrounded by trees and vegetation, the ambiance here is peaceful and refreshing, typical for Japanese gardens.

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Perfectly detailed, this Asian-inspired garden features green beach stones, vibrant green grass and large rocks used to create a perfect balance. The trees are the focal point.

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The gray concrete path is almost unnoticeable. It runs through the garden and has a color and texture very similar to the rocks used as decorations.

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A Japanese tea house is the main attraction here. Its location was chosen strategically based on spiritual principles and the actual structure is an artistic version of an authentic tea house.

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Exquisitely-pruned trees are always a part of typical Japanese gardens. These ones are very simple but, even so, they stand out and give the landscape a very authentic look.

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The red leaves of the Japanese maple are the perfect accent of color the garden needs. It makes the rest of the vegetation suddenly seem less vibrant as it takes center stage in the design.

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A very clean and very simple design. The small green island contrasts with the gray and white surrounding it. Three stones were strategically placed to balance out the landscape.

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The way nature tries to take over the walls and the building is very beautiful here. The gardens borrow its sculptural design and tames the roughness of the concrete and stone.

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As the sun sets, the colors become richer. The wooden bridge casts shadows over the rocks and the trees become guardians looking over the whole landscape.

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Although very subtle, the Asian flair of this archway is enough to make the garden feel peaceful and magical. Everything looks very natural.

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Water features are very popular in Japanese gardens. As water cascades through these rocks, the place becomes a perfect spot for meditation.

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on June 22, 2010

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