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Explore - Garden Styles
From formal to informal or somewhere in between, let us help you decide which garden style you prefer. Our garden style section shows you lots of garden styles you may enjoy creating in your own landscape. Use the arrows to the right to browse through our selection of garden styles.
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Japanese Garden Plan
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A japanese garden includes what would appear to be elements of an informal garden, but in reality is a very purposeful spatial arrangement, with its clipped shrubs and trees, meticulously placed rocks and garden elements. Incorporating constantly changing views as one walks from space to space, coupled with thoughtfully placed water, plants and rocks to convey visual serenity. Oriental gardens are full of deep meanings and symbolism. There are many different types of Japanese or Oriental gardens, but most use similar elements. Instead of colorful flowers and shrubs, like you might see in a Western garden, most Asian gardeners concentrate on the use of rocks, stones, trees, plants, bridges, water and waterfalls. You'll often see rocks that surround a pond or stream that are then encased with plants or shrubs. In Japanese ponds or streams, you'll often find koi a common fish. The gardens purpose is to capture nature and become a quiet place for refection or meditation.