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Buddha’s Garden, London

This sophisticated contemporary garden blends Japanese Zen and classical Mediterranean traditions to create a calming retreat that nourishes the soul and stimulates the senses. The structured formality is tempered by delicious colours and a lush softness of textures.

This tranquil central London garden was focused around the client’s 6’ granite Buddha as the centrepiece. A reflecting pond, water lilies and stepping stones were introduced to complement the statue, evoking an ambience of calm and contemplation An elliptical bench in concrete with an oak slatted seat curves around a matching table with waney edge oak. Porcelain paving produces a serene, seamless atmosphere. Planting is lush with a touch of exotic. Japanese maples, cannas, and bursts of colour fill deep borders. All in all, a touch of escapist paradise in the heart of the city.

This garden is a winner at the BALI National Landscape Awards 2021.

The beautiful photos are the copyright Richard Bloom.