Japanese gardens

A garden style informed partly by Japanese landscape and architecture, partly by Japanese religious philosophies emphasizing restraint, serenity and harmony. Prominent design elements include large rocks that either suggest wildness tamed or are objects of contemplation in their own right (particularly if placed in beds of gravel), bonsai and other small and trained trees.

This definition is abridged from A – Z of tree terms: A companion to British arboriculture.
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