Japanese garden landscaping and design can be used for any sized garden, even a small Japanese garden can bring sophistication and peacefulness to any area.

Features often present in Japanese gardens include:

  • water in ponds or streams
  • sand and gravel, which can represent a beach or a flowing river
  • rocks which can represent landscape features (e.g. a vertical rock may represent a mountain, while a flat rock might represent the earth).

Rocks are usually placed in groups of two, three, five or seven, with the three grouping the most common. In this arrangement, the tallest rock represents heaven, the shortest, earth and the medium-sized rock, humanity, which is considered the bridge between heaven and earth.

Rocks represent the earth element of stone which is a symbol of duration and longevity. Rocks are commonly seen in the Japanese gardens, but the true meaning of the stone is a mystery. The following stone features are common to Japanese gardens Buddha statues, stone benches, stone water pots and other similar stone elements.

Each plant in a Japanese garden is selected according to aesthetic principles after careful consideration of its role in the landscape (e.g. as a backdrop to important garden features or perhaps to hide an undesirable sight.)

The flow and balance of a Japanese garden is a powerful influence that can take the mind away from the cares of the day and infuse it with a sense of peace.

Famous Japanese Gardens
(1) Strolling Japanese gardens … View the Kenroku-en Gardens (Click Here)
(2) Dry Japanese gardens … View the Ginkakuji Gardens (Click Here)
(3) Water feature Japanese gardens … View the Rikugien Gardens Tokyo (Click Here)
(4) View the Tofuju Kuji gardens (Click Here)

Japanese Garden Landscaping




Reflecting ponds provide both depth and a place for quiet solitude and reflection. The sound and scent of water which may also attracts wildlife. Water features provide a balance to the harmony of Japanese inspired landscaping.


Japanese landscaping may also bonsai, miniature trees and other vegetation. These look great amongst taller trees and other plants of different textures, heights and colour.


Statues such as lanterns and buddas mimic popular traditional structures are popular within Japanese landscaping design. Their simple textures provide interest,and a strong contrast against the greenery of the various plants within the garden.

Eastern Aspect Landscapes specialise in designing and creating the perfect Japanese garden to suit your desired outcome.


Garden Style

Karesansui: (Dry garden, Zen garden)


A very low maintenance garden featuring different coloured gravels and larger boulders to create an illusion of depth within a limited area.
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Japanese Karesansui Garden

(tea garden)

Traditionally designed to help guests purify themselves, body and soul, in readiness for the enjoyment of tea.
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Japanese Chaniwa Garden

(courtyard garden)

Small gardens combining water bowls and lanterns to create an area for relaxing and easing the mind
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Japanese Tsuboniwa Garden

Initial consultation, project planning and management, preparation of plans for residential and commercial projects

Paving and retaining walls (all types), earthworks, water features, pergolas and gazebos, irrigation, drainage, garden lighting, planting, turfing, fencing and stonework

Short or long term schedules; programmed maintenance; repair of irrigation , paving and retaining walls; maintenance of water features and gardens.

We source and supply upon request an extensive range of Japanese garden ornaments including granite lanterns, and bowls as well as rain chains.

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