Japanese Inspired Gardens

While the intensive labor required for a traditional Japanese garden, like those seen in Japan, is beyond most home gardeners, there are essential elements of Japanese gardens that translate well into New England landscapes.

The Art of Japanese Garden Design

In Christie Dustman & Company’s Japanese garden design principles, plants and stepping stones alike are treated as sculptures and as living beings, united to create intentionally composed views and beauty. After intensive study of Japanese gardens and traveling to numerous gardens in Japan, this style of garden is Christie’s specialty.

Creating Depth in Japanese Style Gardens

Integrating multiple essential elements in a layered approach, Christie and her team combine hardscaping, stone objects, stepping stones, sculptural conifers, and unique deciduous plants to create a depth of dimension that is hard to achieve with plants alone. She uses the Japanese concept of a crisp, clean “line” to delineate and organize these garden features. The result is a beautiful, zen-like oasis that engages the eye and focuses the mind.

To learn more about this unique form of garden artistry, please be in touch.

Photography by ©Damianos Photography

Secret Teachings on Setting Stones

“Choose a particularly splendid stone and set it as the Main Stone. Then following the request of the first stone, set others accordingly.” – translation from Sakuteiki, by Tachibana no Toshitsuana (1028-1094 AD)

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