Japanese Bonsai Garden - Design (2019)
The Optimal Way to Present and Practice Bonsai, Within an Authentic Japanese Landscape
Yokoso Japanese Gardens undertook the design of a private Japanese Bonsai garden in Delft, The Netherlands, measuring 6 meters in width and 30 meters in depth. Given the considerable length, the design strategically divides the garden into two distinct areas. The first, closer to the house, will serve as an extension of the Bonsai studio and showcase garden. In this Japanese garden section, a white pine, distinctive Japanese ornamental rocks and stones, and an elegant Japanese stone lantern take center stage. Across from this, a Tsukubai arrangement will feature a Shikoku stone Tsukubai and an Oribe lantern.
The second area, located at the back of the garden, is designed for family and children's recreation. Wooden constructions, including two cubical structures with round spaces known as Marumado define these two areas. These spaces offer ideal spots for relaxation, whether lying down or for children to play. Outfitted with soft cushions, they create a wonderful retreat to enjoy the garden while supervising children at play or reading a book. The third cube will function as a shed for garden tools and equipment.