Garden with Small Japanese Influences - Landscaping (2016)
A Combination of Modern and Traditional Aspects
Yokoso Japanese Gardens was tasked with developing a contemporary garden in a modern Dutch suburb. This project clearly demonstrates that a highly satisfactory result can be achieved even on a limited budget. By reusing tiles from the old terrace, combined with granite curb stones and black pebbles, a genuine Japanese path was created. The diagonal arrangement of tiles in the path enhances the garden's sense of spaciousness.
The existing wooden walls in the middle of the garden, on the terraces, by the water, and next to the house were respected and incorporated into the design. Existing boulders and stones were reused to craft a dry waterfall in the gravel. Additionally, a stepping stone staircase was created, connecting the stone terrace with the upper wooden terrace.
To enhance the appearance of tree stems, the trees were pruned severely. A large Rhododendron was also placed within the wooden walls. Moreover, the garden is adorned with Taxus bulbs. A cost-effective, low-growing Sedum variant was used as ground cover. The result is impressive, and the customer was highly satisfied.