Landscaping Cape Town

Japanese garden ideas that will bring Zen to your outdoor space

With their exquisite designs and thoughtful planting, Japanese gardens enchant and intrigue. So why not try to bring a little of their artistry into your own space…

In the subsequent craze for Japanese gardens, the English aristocracy shipped boulders, trees and entire buildings from the Far East to fill their acres with tea houses, ornamental bridges and impeccably raked gravel. More than a hundred years on, Japanese gardens continue to enthral us and have never felt more contemporary. Often featuring a simple palette of peaceful greens, rocks, gravel and water with meandering paths and secluded spaces to sit quietly, they are places for calm and contemplation, and an escape from the stresses of modern life.

Here are a few easy Japanese garden ideas to help you create your own Zen masterpiece.

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