30 Years In The Making – Stunning Japanese Garden

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Here’s is our Pinterest page and board for a stunning private Japanese garden in the UK, tucked away out of site but a garden that has taken 30 years to imagine and create – so many beautiful features that are so well thought out.

Take a look by CLICKING HERE

If you are thinking of making a Japanese garden then this garden would be a great one to get some ideas from!

Stones and Rocks in Japanese Gardens – Latest Podcast

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Every few weeks we release a new ‘Turn Your Garden Japanese Podcast’ . This is episode 6 in the series designed to help listeners understand Japanese gardens and help them when making a Japanese garden.

This episode of the ‘Turn Your Garden Japanese Podcast’ is all about one of the most important elements in Japanese gardens and Japanese Zen gardens STONES & ROCKS.

If you have ever visited a Japanese garden you cannot have been failed to be impressed by their use, look and perhaps their meaning.
Stones and Rocks can be small, medium, large or VERY large – for example huge stones are often added to a garden design by crane and precisely placed at set angles and in keeping with Japanese garden tradition must always be in the same place.
I know of one famous Japanese garden where every year a specialist flies in from Kyoto to check that the positioning of certain large rocks have not moved – if they have then they have to be placed into their original position. Japanese gardens are precise nature.
If you would like a Japanese style garden then this short podcast will give you a really good grounding on what stones and rocks to use and WHY they are so important in Japanese gardens.
As Japanese gardening is nature in miniature please don’t be putt off by the thought of getting a crane to put rocks in your yard or garden – you can use much smaller rocks and stones to great effect.
Listen now by clicking the link below to access our media player below:


You can claim a copy of our book ’11 Simple Ways To Turn Your Garden Japanese’ ABSOLUTELY FREE by CLICKING HERE – tips, help, advice and all things Japanese gardens explained.
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If you want help and inspiration for your own Japanese gardenthen this is THE place to go online.
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Japanese Garden – Plants , Shrubs and Trees

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When making a Japanese garden you will have to decide what types of shrubs, plants and trees that you would like and very importantly find out whether they are suited to the climate where you live.

Maples for example are a staple of most types of Japanese gardens and there are types that can survive in even the coldest temperatures.


This detailed information on Japanese garden plants , tree and shrubs is part of the content at http://www.expressjapanesegardenclub.com our website that shows you easily and in simple to understand steps what you need to do AND avoid when creating a Japanese garden at home in your garden or yard.

Find out here about what to plant and get inspired by reading this section of the Express Japanese garden club for absolutely free.

CLICK HERE for our valuable help and information on the do’s and dont’s of Plants ,Shrubs and Trees in a Japanese garden. it’s 15 pages of quality content to help you realise your dreams of a Japanese garden at home.

Zen Gardens ….Serene And Perfect Beauty….Our Latest Japanese Garden Podcast

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If you ever wondered why a Zen garden is like it is OR what they mean and their historical background then my monthly Podcast should interest you as the latest episode is all about Japanese Zen gardens or Karesansui gardens as they are known in Japan. You can listen to it for free ( of course!) by clicking on the player below:


Zen gardens come in all shapes and sizes but follow very rigid principles.

They can be built in a large or small space and are ideal for meditation. Peaceful sanctuaries in a hurly burly world.

The smallest one that I have seen was actually so tiny that it fitted in an egg shell! Other Zen gardens that you may have seen include the small desktop ones that people like to have to keep them stress free at work for example.

Nice as they may appear it is much better to make a Japanese style garden in a slightly bigger space.

In Zen gardens wooden dowling rakes create swirls and shapes that are used to create the illusion of water in ‘dry’ water lakes and seas usually made of sand or gravel.

Zen gardens typically imitate actual landscapes. You will see from the picture above how the land and ‘sea’ replicate an actual panorama of landscape. Sometimes in Japanese gardening this principle is used and it is called ‘Borrowed scenery’ – the copying of real or for that matter imaginary landscapes.

Got a small area in your yard or a roof terrace? Why not create your own ‘Zen’ space? It’s easier to do than you think!


Our FREE book ’11 Simple Ways To Turn Your Garden Japanese’ will give you lots of inspiration and ideas to really invigorate an unused area in your yard or garden. CLICK HERE to claim your free copy today…and of course a big part of it is how to create a stunning Japanese Zen garden!

The ultimate way to create a Japanese garden in a small space!

Japanese Garden Boundaries – Turn Your Garden Japanese Podcast

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Thanks for stopping by our Japanese garden blog.

We have a free podcast that is published every 3 or 4 weeks on all sorts of aspects of Japanese gardens and Japanese gardening at home in a garden or yard.

Courtesy of www.coolgarden.me
Courtesy of http://www.coolgarden.me

Boundaries are very important in a Japanese garden or a Zen style garden and this edition of the podcast is all about the importance of boundaries in a Japanese garden – essential to distinguish the garden itself from the outside world.

Take a listen here….


To get more help, ideas, tips and practical examples on how you can easily and quickly create a stunning Japanese garden space at home please take a look at The Express Japanese Garden Club.

‘Turn Your Garden Japanese NEW PODCAST’

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The latest edition of the ‘Turn Your Garden Japanese Podcast’ is available for you to listen to right now.

This Episode ( as they are called in the world of Podcasting!) is all about OBSTACLES to creating a small Japanese garden space and HOW to re-think those objections and ultimately overcome any negative thoughts about making a Japanese garden at home being too much of a hassle or TOO expensive.

Its a negative to positive listen! You will like it…..

CLICK HERE for the podcast

Your yard may look like this….

How to make a Japanese garden….

But IT COULD look something like this …

Yes! you can do something similar to this!
Yes! you can do something similar to this!

Yes, it is the drab yard above completely redesigned in a Japanese style! It really is amazing what can be achieved on really very modest budgets when making a Japanese garden.

LISTEN to the podcast HERE and then try our FREE book ’11 Simple Ways To Turn Your Garden Japanese’ it can be yours in the next few minutes to hopefully inspire you to have your own Japanese style garden at home.


The ‘Turn Your Garden Japanese Podcast’ – FREE To Listen To…

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Our ‘Turn Your Garden Japanese Podcast’ has been received extremely well – it is an audio presentation produced AT LEAST MONTHLY specifically for people interested in making a Japanese garden in a small space. Something like this maybe?


Look at how stunning a small Japanese garden can be
Look at how stunning a small Japanese garden can be!


The second Episode (as they are called in the world of podcasting!) is all about WATER in Japanese gardens and something that is important in a Japanese garden that is called ‘FLOW’.

This is nature’s proven pathway through any outside space…Japanese garden s are nature in miniature and attention to detail always pays dividends.

You can listen to it here and we hope that you enjoy it and find it helpful too…
CLICK ON THIS LINK http://www.podbean.com/media/player/jr7pg-544046/initByJs/1/auto/1


Our Podcast Back Catalogue For you To Listen To At Your Leisure…

To listen to previous Episodes of the podcast CLICK HERE