In recent times our gardens have become our havens - our very own spot to find a bit of peace and tranquillity away from the hubbub of modern life. We have also become a nation of creative gardeners, embracing themed garden design as well as traditional planting. However, nothing says tranquillity quite like an Oriental garden.
Japanese gardens, Oriental and Zen gardens are styles of garden noted for their tranquil and restful qualities. They are popular spaces in which to de-stress and revitalise just by letting the mind wander and simply spending some quality quiet time. Oriental gardens are often very simple in design with those in smaller spaces even being minimalist in their planting, letting open space play as much of a role as the plants themselves in order to not overwhelm the senses. They leave room to breathe and space to fully appreciate each individual plant.
To help you create your very own oriental garden space, Hedges Direct has created the Oriental Garden Shrubs range, featuring plants that are of East Asian origin. This includes Japanese garden plants such as colourful Spotted Laurel and Berberis thunbergii (Japanese Barberry) as well as oriental garden favourites Cotoneaster. For an added exotic plant and authentic Oriental garden addition, see also our range of large potted Bamboos including popular Green Bamboo
and Golden Bamboo
as well as the more unusual Black Bamboo
with its strking black canes or the dense, weeping habit of Umbrella Bamboo
which makes a fantastic privacy screen.
Add in some gravelled areas and a few Ornamental Grasses
, or even a beautiful Acer (Japanese Maple)
to the mix if desired and you'll be able to create your own tranquil haven with colour, texture, form and movement for an interesting yet calming space.
Browse the Oriental Garden Shrubs range to view individual species or for a ready-made garden solution to save both money and time, have a look at our mixed Oriental Garden shrub collections of 2L and 5L pots below. For more advice call the team on 01257 263 873
or email [email protected]