Japanese Influenced Garden Design

  • Client Residential
  • Type Garden Design
  • Size 335 m2

This Japanese garden design near Lewes, Sussex was for a client who is a keen gardener. The garden design looked at developing an area which was difficult due to its dry and shady nature.  The client wanted this area to be worked into her already established garden. The client practices Tai chi and meditation so wanted the garden to be influenced by Japanese garden design principles.

A gravel garden design was chosen as the theme with rocks and Acers in contemporary planter pots positioned around the space. An existing spoil mound was made into an attractive water feature bringing sound into the space, the water feature was planted up with a shade loving planting scheme of ferns, grasses, asters and epimediums. Two large curves of Miscanthus at the center of the space bring a sense of movement to the garden.  An English oak pergola is positioned at the entrance of the garden with several different flowering clematis to give a long flowering season, other key plants around the space were Japanese blood grass, Heucheras, Hakonchloa and an ornamental flowering cherry.