Daily Garden: Modern Japanese

mindscape japanese residential modern garden

This daily garden was created by Mindscape in a residential garden in Japan.

mindscape japanese residential modern garden

Thankfully a picture is worth a thousand words, because, the entire site is in Japanese.  But if you read Japanese and want to know more about the project, click here. mindscape japanese residential modern garden

It seems to me that there are a plethora of ideas to take away from this design.  I have a penchant for stripes, so organizing a design in this fashion is always appealing to me.  Filling the extra wide gaps between the concrete with colorful stone is interesting.

I am also quite drawn to the straight stemmed mini trees against the fence.  They are so airy, so straight stemmed and orderly.  Does anyone have an idea about what they might be? What is your favorite part?

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.


  1. karen on January 21, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    I love the trees to, but I’m not sure what they are. The stripes are lovely – I don’t think they would look half as good if the grass wasn’t allowed to grow just that little bit. They make me think of Japanese textile prints. Beautiful.

  2. Megan on January 22, 2010 at 12:36 am

    Gorgeous!!! I love spacing of the agaves. Thanks for sharing!

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