Use Of Stones,Water And Plantings In Japanese Gardens

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Japanese Gardens encourage quiet contemplation but may also have been originally designed for’display’ purposes as most contain rare plant species and unusual rocks. These rocks have a historical meaning in Japanese gardens. According to legend stones are actual beings with spirits that must be treated with respect. Hence their intrinsic importance in a Japanese Garden. They have other meanings too. To find out more about Japanese Gardens go to

Tomorrow I will be talking about ‘Water’ in Japanese gardens.


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