Japanese gardens, with their very different design background, have always provided interesting conundrums for the Western mind and the blend of rocks and plants strategically placed to make microcosms of universal designs can provide a perfect place for contemplation and meditation. Indeed our first project was for a renowned London businessman who looked to Zen for perspective in his day-to-day life.

We have also helped a Japanese company exhibiting at Chelsea and on both occasions these gardens were awarded with Gold Medals. To find out more about this service and how it works please feel free to call us on 01243 779239
     

 

As with our interior design service we have an on site meeting with a client to discuss the parameters of the project and then a design is drawn up for consideration. Once the designs have been agreed we are then organize the complete project from start to finish or the client can do this themselves. Charging for the design work is done on a set hourly rate and an estimate is given prior to the designs being undertaken.
 
   
 
 
 
This platform, complete with sliding doors, was built as an area for the client to contemplate the garden and is a very common feature in Japanese gardens. The gravel, which would normally be raked, symbolises water and the rocks are islands.
 

For the last two years we have worked with a Japanese company on display gardens in the Chelsea flower show. On both occasions the gardens won gold medals.

The photo on the right shows the "Garden of the Clouds" done for 2007 done in conjunction with the Japanese designer Mr Ishihara. We were asked to make benches and a floor that would not look out of place in a Japanese temple so a lot of time was spent developing a natural patina for the surfaces.