Japanesque Garden Planting


the Japanesque garden – almost ready and waiting

The garden is situated behind a single storey domicile with a high mixed native hedge all along the East border. There is raised level, once grassed but converted to a Gravel Garden triangulated by 3 Shrubbery beds. These are named ‘First’, ‘Second’ and ‘Far sight’ ‘according to how they are viewed on first entering the garden. Stone steps separate the first two. A greenhouse backs on to the Far shrubbery bed and this will be occluded by a timber sunburst screen. All three shrubberies are to be infilled with perennials and ground cover plants:

First Sight‘ –
DAPHNE odora ‘Marianni’
Forsythia ‘Mikador hedge
HYDRANGEA ‘Miss Saori”
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘jogasaki’
LONICERA crassifolia

Second Sight
Anemone x hybrida ‘Pretty Lady Susan’
Euonymus ’emerald n’ gold’ 
Hydrangea serrata ‘Kiyosumi’
HYDRANGEA ‘Yae-No-Amacha’
NANDINA domestica ‘Firepower’
LONICERA crassifolia

Far Sight
Acer Trompenburg *J
LONICERA pileata
Spiraea ‘Halwards Silver’ 
SPIRAEA japonica ‘Shirobana’

Unlinked plants = wishlist; blue linked ones = resident ( detailed in separate pages)

Two metal trellises partition the Gravel Garden approximately one third along, and create a pathway between them. The trellises will feature potted plants; perennials for seasonal interest with one or two trees* or shrubs for structure. (The potted trees will eventually be planted elsewhere when they grow too big). To the right of these is a small pond and garden area backing on to one side of a Teahouse styled gazebo:

Beyond here the garden slopes steeply away to the West, with a cascade and garden beds either side. The Teahouse gazebo overlooks these and a small paved path runs in front with a drier, sunnier edging area lying above the cascade gardens

To the left of the Teahouse, the garden slope is divided in the middle with stone steps separating vegetable beds and a small fruit garden.

Fruit Garden
CHAENOMELES ‘Lemon and Lime’
Malus ‘Worcester Pearmain’ 
MORUS rotundifolia ‘Mojo Berry’
Pyrus ‘Conference’

Top Veg Garden

Lower Veg garden

Beyond here lies the Woodland Garden divided between a Japanese and English planting style.