A relaxing Japanese garden design transforms a back yard
This Tea House seemingly floats in a "pond" of garden stones hand-selected from the shores of South America for their size and perfection of form.
Not only is this Moon Gate architecturally important to this type of garden, it also adds a picturesque entrance for those walking through the grounds.
This arched bridge contributes to the whimsical, Japanese-inspired garden design that these homeowners craved.
The designers who worked on this garden created a stream course feature to provide the musical sound of falling water throughout the season.
A traditional Kasuga lantern sits just inside this garden design, just past round Moon Gate that affords a view of the Torii Gate beyond.
A Kotoji lantern is the focal point among a section of this garden that features more than 150 separate varieties of plants, including Hosta, hydrangea, iris and azalea.
A Torri gate, a structure meant to symbolize the transfer to a sacred ground, stands just inside the entrance of this garden design.
This garden includes a gracefully arched bridge, which spans the distance of a creek and offers a scenic view of the surrounding area.
The garden ideas implemented in this back yard all honor tradition and beauty. A view of the Torii Gate from behind the shoji screens of the Tea House is a perfect example of that.