This garden does not conform to all the accepted design features of a typical garden, mainly because of cost and space considerations. However where possible we have incorporated as many features as possible particularly those of SHAKKEI whereby the views outside the garden are ''borrowed'' by allowing them to be seen from within the garden. This was done in the main by careful pruning of the surrounding tree canopies and by highering ( known locally as Skirt Raising ) the lowest branches; thus gaining access to previously unseen tree and sky views.

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Saturday, 25 August 2012

Parasols at the Waiting Arbour

Parasols ready for Yin Li

The teahouse

Yin Li at the Chashitsu

The River of Life


View from the Teahouse

If you look closely,  to the left of the middle tree trunk you can just see the side of an owl box which has been in position for about 10 years. It is now, at last, being occupied by a pair of Stock Doves.

Bonsai




Multi coloured Japanese Koi



Teahouse or CHASHITSU


Japanese Anenome & Hoverflies



The GONG

To attract the good and dispel the bad.
Always to be sounded before entering the Garden.

The Stone Lantern

Lantern or YUKIMIGATA

Clematis

'Honora'

'Duchess of Albany'

'Star of India'

Hover fly on Japanese Anenome


Japanese Anenome


Iron Lantern


Torrii gate view


                                                                  A view from the NW aspect

Friday, 24 August 2012

Torii Gate

The traditional entrance  to a Japanese Garden

Bamboo and moss covered Rocks

Two of the five precepts of life represented by  large rocks

Lantern


Clematis, Haku Ookan



Acer Avenue


Stream of tranquillity



Aquilegia


Acer disectum


Clematis, Firework & Elsa Spath


Japanese Koi



Clematis, Durandii


Astilbe


Clematis, Warsaw Nike & Dorothy Walton


Clematis, Rouge Cardinal