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Japanese Gardens | Modern Garden Architecture

Japanese Gardening Style also created an impact on Modern Garden Architecture. All of us know that Japanese people are known for their perfection.

In this article, we are going to discuss the evolution of Japanese Gardens and also study the reasons for which they are renowned as “Perfectionists”….

Japanese Gardening Style - Rock Gardens, Fountains and Bridge

Japanese Gardening Style - Rock Gardens, Fountains and Bridge

Japanese Gardens evolved under the influence of distinctive Chinese Gardening Style…. These gardens were developed wherever there was a need for a landmark. For instance, Historical Landmarks such as Buddhist Temples, Shrines and castles.

Later on, Japaneses gardening Style was also employed for making Private Gardens in residences, city Parks or any free space around the residential and commercial complexes that could be used as a garden. They used various landscape elements and developed their typical gardening style.

Japanese not only created Green Gardens but they also designed “Dry Gardens” which are also “Rock Gardens”. The tradition of the Tea Masters Japanese gardens of quite another style, evoking rural simplicity.


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Sculptures and Water bodies | Elements of Landscape Architecture

Landscape Architecture is an art of shaping the surroundings… The word “Landscape” itself conveys the message. Land – scape, that is shaping and designing a piece of land with various elements of Landscape.

Trevi Fountain in Rome

Trevi Fountain in Rome

The Evolution of Modern Garden Architecture brought about a revolution in the concept of Landscape Architecture.

Great importance has always been given by our ancestors if we look at our past history. Importance of Landscape Architecture is seen in the design of Modern Gardens that developed in the 18th century after the boom of Industrial Revolution.

Modern Gardens such Chinese Gardens, Italian Gardens, Persian Gardens, French Gardens, Japanese Gardens, Dutch Gardens and the most Legendary one – The English Gardens gave a boost to the art of Landscaping…

In this article, we are going to discuss various elements of Landscape and study “Sculptures and Water Bodies” in Landscape Architecture in detail.


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Rock Gardens and Street Furniture | Elements of Landscape Architecture

As we have already discussed the “What Landscape Architecture is?” and the “Importance of Landscape Architecture“, we will directly move on to our main topic of discussion on the Elements of Landscape Architecture….

In this article, we are going to list out various landscape elements and discuss Rock Gardens and Street Furniture in detail.

Chandigarh's Rock Garden

Chandigarh's Rock Garden

Here are some of the elements of Landscape Design:

Natural Elements

Artificial Elements


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Chinese Gardens | Revolutionary Gardening Style

Chinese Gardens were one of its kind. China is the first country to European garden tradition started with the Egyptian’s systematic reclamation of the desert and a limited flora decimated by the ice ages. Development of the Chinese Garden Concept gave a boost to the Modern Garden Architecture. Hence it was considered as a Revolutionary Gardening Style…!!

Chinese Gardens at Pagoda Yunyan Ta

Chinese Gardens at Pagoda Yunyan Ta

On the other hand, China in 2000 BC had abundant flora and a landscape of unimaginable beauty, fertility and variety. The gardener’s contribution was only to order and emphasise. Buildings, bridges, steps and gateways turned wooded lakes into gardens without planting.

The hunting parks of emperors were simply enclosed landscapes. Later a sophisticated nobility looked for more extravagant ideas. The Han Dynasty, contemporary to Roman Empire, unified China.


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