Japanese garden with the Moon Gate
Creating a stylish Japanese garden requires a lot of knowledge and precision in creating compositions, but the most important is the knowledge of the philosophy of the East. The garden that is created as a Japanese does not need that much discipline. It needs the characteristic elements and certain plants. Usually those are specially shaped conifers, so called bonsai trees, Acer palmatum, Japanese cherries, Cerasus serrulata and azalea. Water is also very important element in the Japanese garden.
The garden with the Moon Gate was created on the roof on the fifth floor of the apartment block, on the 120-square-metre terrace. It has 3 main functions: observational (the Moon Gate with the acer palmatum fit into it), dining (with the exotic bangkirai wood table and the transparent roofing, and for relaxation (the lawn and the deckchairs).
This beautiful nook under the sky plays the role of the garden as well as satisfies the need for aesthetics. We placed there two water elements carved in the granite rocks with “living” water and the elements characteristic for Japanese gardens: the stone lamp and bench and the rock compositions. The most important plans there are: yew bonsai, Acer palmatum, Japanese cherry and azealia, purple cherry “Nigra” plum, dwarf mountain pine, light and airy Miscanthus sinensis, delicate Tsuga canadensis, evergreen Cotoneaster horizontalis and effective Yucca.
The garden mimics the forms that appear in the landscape. Its features are asymmetry, limited number of species and exquisite forms of the planted trees. It is very laborious if it comes to the amount of care the plants and the lawn need and because the garden characteristics itself. In spite of the little space you can feel there as in a real garden.