The combination of serenity and natural beauty make Japanese gardens a popular choice of style. Often incorporating water features, evergreen shrubs, and delicate flowers, this exotic garden style is popular around the world, and many public parks have been inspired to add their own tranquil, Japanese style spaces. At Floral & Hardy, we have experience of Japanese garden design, and can bring a little bit of this beautiful country to your own backyard.
Water features are a major part of a Japanese garden, and the calmness of a pond, or the delicate trickle of a rock cascade can really add a relaxing touch to your garden. Natural, slightly rustic styles work well in Japanese gardens, and classic water features are often made with large stones or bamboo.
Koi ponds are also a popular feature for those who enjoy the Japanese aesthetic. Keeping exotic fish such as colourful koi carp can be an enjoyable hobby, and they’re very relaxing to watch as they splash around. Floral & Hardy could create a suitable pond for your koi, and add features such as a mini-waterfall or garden bridge to help you capture the Japanese look.
Flowers and trees
The perfect Japanese garden is lush and green, with bursts of colour from lots of tiny flowers, and a bright, alive look. Floral & Hardy will help you to select the right shrubs, trees, and flowers to help you get that look, and can advise on which plants will survive the British weather.
Large evergreen shrubs are popular in Japan, and they usually make a good base for any garden. In Japanese garden design, they often use oak, cherry, or willow trees, which can also be a lovely, low maintenance option for medium to large gardens. You can then add flowerbeds or pots with azaleas, camellias, and Japanese iris, or any small, delicate flower that adds a burst of colour.
Japanese gardens often have many interesting hard landscaping features such as stone pathways, zen gardens, and wooden pagodas. Floral & Hardy can advise on Japanese landscape design that will suit the size and shape of your garden, and ensure that all the elements work well together.
If you’d like to add an exotic touch to your garden, then elements of Japanese design can make it into a more colourful, relaxing space. Floral & Hardy have designed many Japanese styled gardens full of traditional features, and can show you how this look could be incorporated into your garden.