Japanese garden is a work of art. Though inspired by nature, it is an interpretation rather than a copy; it should appear to be natural but it is not wild. A Japanese garden exudes a general feeling of peace and tranquility and is becoming very popular as a healing garden.
Japanese designs are rife with symbolism. Colours are meaningful as are sculptural images, bridges and even many specific plants. Most sculptures and ornaments are a respectful honoring of nature, harmony and good luck.
Japanese gardens are very versatile and particularly useful for creating an illusion of space in a small courtyard or patio garden and as they require little maintenance integrate well with modern architecture.