Making a Japanese garden is one of the most rewarding things that you can do. They are gardens that only take a small space to create ( although if you have more garden space then you can go bigger!) AND will turn any unused part of a yard into a beautiful peaceful haven that you can enjoy and relax in for years to come!
Japanese garden ideas for landscaping are numerous but what I have done is gathered some really neat suggestions and plans for you in my complimentary book ’11 Simple Ways To Turn Your Garden Japanese’ find out more by watching this short video presentation…it will get your creative imagination and juices flowing!
For even more Japanese garden ideas by getting my book you will also get access for free to my Japanese garden newsletter called ‘The Japanese Garden Bulletin’ featuring the very latest Japanese garden and Zen garden design ideas from all over the world.
For anyone who dreams of having their own Japanese garden in their yard or garden the thought can be quite daunting.
Where to start? What to put in it? Why are certain elements in Japanese gardens? How much will it cost me? Where do I find out about Japanese gardens?
These are a few of the questions that you have probably asked yourself ….and maybe a few more!
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Here is a Presentation that I have put together for new members – it is not narrated but tells you all about ‘The Japanese Garden Club’ , it will take just a couple of minutes and should get your creative juices flowing and your imagination working overtime!
‘The Japanese Garden Club’ is the World’s first online community for people who dream of having a Japanese garden at home. Whether it is with bamboo and Maples swirling in the breeze.. right the way through to a Japanese Zen style garden for relaxing and contemplating in.
‘The Japanese Garden Club’ brings together all of the information, advice and expert tips in ONE place to help you achieve your dream garden. Interviews, Design plans, Video’s, Free books, Audio instruction and a lot more are waiting for you in ‘The Japanese Garden Club’.
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The highly influential Sukiya Living Magazine ( The Journal Of Japanese Gardens) has done a detailed survey of all of America’s 300 plus Japanese gardens.
They have settled on a top 25 list that satisfy a number of criteria. The primary reason for the survey , which has been in exsistence since 1999, is to give pointers to journal readers on which gardens are worth visiting. Another facet of the judging is to recognise gardens where a lot of care and attention as well as effort has been displayed.
Last summer JOJG distributed a questionnaire to 41 Japanese garden specialists. The letter posed the question :”What are the highest-quality public Japanese gardens located in America?”
Judges felt natural beauty and subtleness were very important as well as human scale and moderation.
Sukiya Magazine wrote:
The race for the top two positions was nearly a dead heat. In the end, Anderson Gardens (photo above) nosed out the Portland Japanese Garden as North America’s highest-quality garden. This will be earth-shaking news for many people. Seven new gardens appeared on the list, with Arkansas’ Garvan Woodland Gardens being the top-ranked newcomer. Maine’s Asticou Garden and The Bloedel Reserve both rose sharply in the rankings, demonstrating an increasing willingness among pros to emphasize quality over size.
So well done Anderson Japanese gardens as it is no mean feat to push Portland Japanese garden into second place in anything!
Here is the complete Top 25 Japanese gardens in America poll results for 2013:
2. Portland Japanese Garden
5. The Bloedel Reserve
6. Seattle Japanese Garden
7. JACCC Los Angeles
9. Carleton College
11. Asticou Garden (Maine)
12. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
13. Missouri Botanical Garden
14. San Mateo Japanese Garden
15. Garvan Woodland Gardens
16. Amherst College
17. San Diego Tech Center
18. Denver Botanic Gardens
19. Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
20. Montreal Botanic Garden
21. Hakone Gardens
23. East-West Center
24. Nishinomiya Garden (Spokane)
25. Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Do You Dream Of Your Own Japanese Garden At Home?
Japanese gardens are nature in minature and that is exactly why they are perfect for small spaces and areas at your home. You can change the whole llook and feel of your yard with a calming and serene Japanese style garden. They are not as complicated as you may think and having one will not break the bank!
1) They look beautiful but I am not confident enough to build my own. -WRONG!
2) It seems like a LOT of hard work to me and I struggle with gardening in general. – WRONG!
3) I would need a lot of space and I don’t have it.- WRONG!
4) They look so precise I just don’t have the ‘know how’ where to start making a Japanese garden. – WRONG!
5) I’ve seen a few and they all look different. I have no idea what type of Japanese garden would suit my yard/garden. – HELP IS HERE!
6) I am not sure I could get the ‘ingredients’ where I live. – YES, YOU CAN!
7) I would love a Japanese stone lantern or basin but it would look odd on its own. I don’t know what to put with it. – GET IDEAS HERE!
8) I don’t want lots of trees, shrubs and a Koi pond. I want something simple and low maintenance but I am not sure. WHAT?! – THERE ARE LOTS OF POSSIBILITIES!
9) I just don’t have the money to make a Japanese garden area and professional designers are very expensive. – YOU CAN EASILY DO IT WITHOUT SPENDING A FORTUNE!
Do any one of these reasons ring any bells?! Hopefully, we have reassured you with our responses…
Making a Japanese garden is a lot less stressful and difficult than you may imagine.
I understand your fears and frustrations because I HAD them too!
Let me show you lots of ideas for having your own dream Japanese garden area at your home to relax in and wash away the stresses of everyday life!
You really CAN have a stunning , quiet Japanese garden in your yard and we have the perfect resource for you right now….’The Japanese Garden Club’ .
It’s the biggest resource for people who want their own Japanese garden space ONLINE. Design plans, Videos, audio interviews, pictures, tips, ideas….and a forum for help and discussion with like minded people who LOVE Japanese gardens and Zen gardens!
If you want to build a Japanese garden in a small space and don’t know where to start…CLICK HERE.
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