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Japanese Stone Water Basins

JAPANESE STONE WATER BASINS: A Great Focal Point for Your Garden The Stone Water Basin is an element found in many small gardens in Japan, including traditional tea gardens, residential entrance gardens, courtyard gardens, etc. It is a very versatile feature and can work as a focal point in a very small garden space, or […]

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Small Japanese Gardens for Urban Environments

The challenge of creating an intimate garden in the urban environment is often daunting. Luckily, the Japanese garden tradition offers many solutions. The practice of turning any type of small urban space into an enchanting visual treat has been a common occurrence in the cities of Japan for centuries. Big keys to success are maximizing […]

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Japanese Garden Design Principle Number Two

AN IMPORTANT TIP FROM YOUR NEW YORK & NEW JERSEY JAPANESE GARDEN DESIGNER For a Japanese garden to be successful, it needs to be close the house, and it has to be viewed through large windows or sliding glass doors. The second important principle is to ENCLOSE THE GARDEN. An enclosed garden, viewed from the […]

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Japanese Garden Design Principle Number One

AN IMPORTANT TIP FROM YOUR NEW YORK & NEW JERSEY JAPANESE GARDEN DESIGNER The most important Japanese garden design principle is incredibly straightforward, yet often ignored outside of Japan. Everything else works off of this concept, which is, believe it or not, DESIGN THE GARDEN TO BE PRIMARILY VIEWED FROM INSIDE THE HOUSE. Think about […]

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Japanese Gardens: A Source of Inspiration

Japanese gardens have been an immense source of inspiration for us, and Japan’s garden tradition a continuing educational resource. We have realized that Japanese gardening has a set of well-tested principles that are both universal and timeless. The value that these principles hold lies in the fact that they can be successfully applied anywhere and […]

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