Within Our Garden@19 we have a small Oriental Garden, enclosed with a split bamboo fence, the aim is to create an area of calm serenity, following traditional guide lines for creating an Oriental Garden.
There are two entrances to the garden, this is from the patio...
Cherry tree entrance in spring.
To the side there is a raised bed containing a mini Buddha, a cloud pruned conifer and some dwarf Iris Campbellii...
...along with blue pots of Iris and Hostas.
The second entrance is through a Wisteria floibunda 'Alba' covered arch.
This view, from inside, looking towards the bamboo water spout...
...with flowering Camellia and Magnolia stellata.
The other side of the path is the Acer Grove!...ending with the Corylus avellana 'Contorta'.
Young buds opening of the Acer negundo Flamingo (see tree following)...
and Acer palmatum 'Pixie'...
The young leaves of A. palmatum 'Senkaki', the coral bark maple.
In complete contrast the acid green leaves of A. shirasawanum 'Aureum'.
Chaenomeles japonica is a colourful contrast to the black bamboo.
Phyllostachys Spectablis is living up to its name.
A snow-capped Buddha..
and lantern, traditionally placed to warn of water...
The Oriental shelter in spring 2010
Iris ensata 'Innocence', one of the few flowers favoured in Japanese Gardens.
Development is on going to this garden. Watch this space!
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To view some photos of Japanese gardens: Korakuen at Hanami Time visit:
My Aberdeen Garden here