How To Create A Japanese Style Garden

It is easy to recognize the Japanese garden style and many people are attracted to the atmosphere of calm that this style evokes. While an outsider will not have the knowledge and skill to create an authentic Japanese garden, there are certain elements that can be used to create some of that special ambience. This article by Lauren Dunec Hoang which comes from the Houzz website explains some of these design principles.

Many people are drawn to the minimalistic beauty and unmistakable feeling of calm in Japanese gardens. Drawing from centuries of tradition, a stunning natural landscape and a culture rich in ceremony, authentic Japanese gardens can be very difficult to re-create outside of the culture. Instead, look for inspiration from the design principles of balance and restraint and from some of the traditional elements of Japanese gardens.
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