Oriental Gardens are a haven of tranquility and serenity. The heavy Chinese and Japanese influence creates a distinctive feeling which couldn’t be more different from the garden styles we’re used to in the UK and can help bring stillness and calm to even the most bustling of cities and lifestyles, as well as to the smallest of spaces.

Unlike most other garden designs, the focus with an Oriental garden tends to be more on the elements that make up the design, rather than the plants. That’s not to say that plants don’t play an important part, but elements of rock, water and gravel combine with a limited planting palette to create a focus on how everything works together within the space. Sounds complicated? It isn’t really…it’s just a different state of mind.