Japanese garden in a small space
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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‘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.
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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.
After years of studying Japanese gardens and Zen gardens as well as running webistes like this one . I put into action my plans for a relatively small space Japanese garden in my rear garden at home. I sketched the plans to approximate scale and got on with making my dream a reality!
YOU can do the same with ANY size space at your home and the peace and tranquility that it will bring to your life will be well worth the effort I can assure you.
Here is a picture oh the first phase of my Japanese garden.
I filmed all of my building processes , explaining EXACTLY what to do in each stage of the gardens development. You can watch my garden take shape in the video series below, it’s a SHORT CUT to learning about Japanese garden design and I have kept it very simple for you:
AFTER thinking about the other elements around my Japanese garden area and using my Japanese garden design knowledge I came up with a plan that I am really excited about for PHASE TWO of my Japanese garden space.
It will be a HILL and DRY Water garden ( sometimes called a Hill and Pond garden). It will feature bamboo, boxus shrubs, lily’s, Crab apple, Azealeas, oriental grasses, rocks – large and small , a lantern and a dry river bed that shows the flow of the water downhill – a really neat trick within Japanese gardening for those people who do not want a ‘wet’ water feature. You can easily adapt what I am going to do for your garden too!
In this video I take you around my exsisting garden and tell you what I am going to do in PHASE TWO – I hope it inspires you and that you find it interesting! Take a look:
Hopefully, I have shown you that to have your own Japanese garden space, however large or samll, should not be anything to worry and stress about. Make a start after you have sketched a plan first – thats my first big tip! It really focuses the mind and the eyes.
You can grab a free copy of my latest Japanese garden design book by CLICKING HERE , the book is called ’11 Simple Ways To Turn Your Garden Japanese’ and is full of neat tricks and ideas for turning a bare and barren spot in your yard or garden into a haven of tranquility and peacefulness.There is a nice short video for you to check out as well.
You will also get free access to my Japanese garden newsletter called ‘The Japanese Garden Bulletin’ where I and many experts in the field share tips and information on Japanese gardens and their design. Why not try it? CLICK HERE FOR INSTANT ACCESS.
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Well it’s FREE so it can’t be worth anything! I forgive you for thinking that if you did…
My new book has launched in the last 24 hours and it is for a limited time yours for no cost. I will naturally be charging $14.97 a copy in the near future so this is a great opportunity for you to get your copy now.
’11 Simple Ways To Turn Your Garden Japanese’ is for people like you who are interested in Japanese gardens and who want a Japanese garden style space at their home and don’t want to break the bank!
I have built my own garden and I am extending it with some of the techniques in my book this spring. Japanese gardens are beautiful, balanced, serene, tranquil and hugely satisying to have. It is in plain English and you get specific ideas and plans and even a whole project idea.
If you only have a small space this is the perfect book to inspire you to finally have your dream space in your garden or yard. This is the book for you…
CLICK HERE to find out more and get my book. PLUS you will automatically be sent my newsletter ‘The Japanese Garden Bulletin’ which includes a few more surprises over the coming weeks and features articles, videos, design tips, access to Japanese garden and Zen gardens magazines and that is just for starters!
“Thankyou for your new book, it will help many Japanese garden enthusiasts for a wide range of reasons” – Martin (Australia)
“Thanks so much, Russ. I am really looking forward to reading your book this weekend. I have long aspired to creating a Japanese style garden in my small Johannesburg town house garden but to date have been paralysed by indecision! Thanks for sharing your knowledge and passion” – Elaine (South Africa)
A few months ago I built a small space Japanese Zen garden at my home. Zen gardens are amazing gardens with a rich and significant history.
If you have seen a Zen garden or Japanese Rock garden as they are sometimes called then you may have quite naturally wondered ‘What is a Zen garden?’.
We have put together a short video to give you some really useful information on the types of Zen gardens and what they actually are. Please take a look:
I was lucky enough to visit Kew gardens in London – a fabulous few hours spent looking at all of the areas of this oasis in South West London.
But, what I really went there for was to visit the Japanese garden area. It covers some 5000 square metres, has three different varieties of Japanese gardens within the space. The Imperial Gateway has been associated with the garden for many years and in recent years has been restored to become perhaps the finest example of such a building outside of Japan.
There is a restored Japanese Minka which is stunning, a Karensui garden, a virtual Tea garden and even a Bamboo garden all within a stones throw of Kew gardens world famous Pagoda.
On my Facebook page I have put several photgraphs from Kew and my visit to the Japanese garden and I plan to make a slideshow along with an interview with the gentleman who is responsible for the gardens authenticity and upkeep. I will post details of that in the near future on this website but it will be included in the second edition of my new ‘Japanese and Zen Gardens ‘ magazine that launches on iPad and iPhone in the very near future.
In the meantime, take a look at this shortish video as I take you around the Japanese garden area at London’s Kew gardens. Enjoy!
As I posted yesterday with my first FREE download on Amazon Kindle , I have 2 E books for you :
This is a screenshot of the website where we sell the non- Kindle download of the book ‘Japanese Gardens – Revealed and Explained’ for $14.97 . It is over 100 pages long and will really take you into the beautiful and spiritual world of Japanese gardens. To download the FREE AMAZON KINDLE VERSION CLICK HERE
To download once again for FREE our latest book ( published 1 week ago) CLICK HERE . It is called ‘Japanese Zen Gardens’ and is just over 50 pages long detailing everything you have ever wondered about Zen gardens and giving you the answers , it also includes a step- by step guide to building a Japanese Zen garden in a space at your home however large or small.
These books will only be available for a 5 day period, so don’t forget to grab your copy. Enjoy and please come back and visit this website that shares your passion and interest in Japanese gardens and Zen gardens.
Thanks for stopping by my website on Japanese gardens. Apart from their being literally hundreds of useful and interesting bits of information on this website I am giving access to, as a THANKYOU to my online visitors here, on my other Japanese garden websites and my facebook page , a few FREE downloads on Amazon’s Kindle service where I have recently started publishing not only articles but full blown E books on Japanese gardens.
The downloads which have started today are :
Japanese Gardens – The Use Of Rocks And Stones – this is series of articles that I have written on this very popular and significant ingredient in Japanese gardens and Zen gardens as I am sure you have noticed! CLICK HERE for your free download from Amazon.
Tomorrow – I will be making available my 100 page E book ‘Japanese Gardens – Revealed And Explained ‘ it will also be free, normally it sells for $14.97 from my website www.japzengardens.org PLUS also tomorrow my latest book ‘Japanese Zen Gardens’ will be avialable for free. The two books total over 150 pages of Japanese garden information and I will put the links on this site tomorrow morning UK time- all you have to do is click on the links and download them.
CLICK HERE for Japanese Gardens – The Use Of Rocks And Stones – FREE download from AMAZON.
Please note these free downloads will only be available for 5 DAYS , so please take advantage of this gift from me. Much appreciated and enjoy! Russ
That is a question that is posed over 150,000 times a MONTH on Google by people searching for information.
In simplistic terms a Japanese Zen garden is also knows as a Japanese rock garden. The sort of garden that you can see above with its rocks, stones and raked gravel or sand.
Zen gardens have religious significance, are steeped in history, have meaning and are relaxing spaces to contemplate or meditate . They can be very large or very small – one was even made in an egg shell.
As a self confessed Zen garden lover I am in the process of building one in a fairly small space in my rear garden – it is about 80 per cent done and you can see a recent image below: