The Elegant Asian Garden

The serene grace of the Asian garden makes this style ideal for small backyards or hidden corners of larger ones.

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Eastern Influence

Hiroshi Nanamori created this serene Japanese design for the 1996 RHS Chelsea Flower Show. This Asian garden is still as lovely today as it was in 1996 with its stone elements and bonsai-like tree.

Autumn Flames

At the Jojakko-ji temple in Kyoto, Japan, exquisite fall foliage colors set the garden ablaze.

Using Rectangles

The Zen garden is based on squares, which convey a neat formality. The pavers line up with the garden room and seat, and all the elements work together to form a harmonious whole.

Dappled Light

Leaves and branches cast soft shadows and dappled sunlight on the grasses, topiary, and stone pathway of this Asian garden.