Agaves & Arids
Bananas, Gingers & Aroids
Cloud Pruned, Bonsai & Niwaki Trees
Gifts for Gardeners
Grasses & Grass Like
Half, Quarter & Full Standards
Hardy Palm Trees
Hedging & Screening
Pleached & Espalier Screening
Tree Ferns & Ferns
Architectural & Colonial Gardens
Patio & Courtyard Gardens
Screening or Lose Your Neighbour
Small Town Garden
Fargesia 'Jiuzhaigou 1'
Fargesia robusta 'Campbell'
Fargesia nitida 'Black Pearl'
Ginkgo biloba 'Troll'
Phyllostachys bambusoides 'Holochrysa'
Phyllostachys nigra 'Henonis'
Phyllostachys aurea 'Koi'
Nandina domestica 'Woods Dwarf'
Japanese gardens (日本庭園 nihon teien?) are traditional gardens that create miniature idealized landscapes, often in a highly abstract and stylized way. The gardens of the Emperors and nobles were designed for recreation and aesthetic pleasure, while the gardens of Buddhist temples were designed for contemplation and meditation.
Japanese garden styles include karesansui, Japanese rock gardens or Zen gardens, which are meditation gardens where white sand replaces water; roji, simple, rustic gardens with teahouses where the Japanese tea ceremony is conducted; kaiyū-shiki-teien, promenade or stroll gardens, where the visitor follows a path around the garden to see carefully composed landscapes; and tsubo-niwa, small courtyard gardens.
Japanese gardens were developed under the influences of the Chinese gardens, but gradually Japanese garden designers began to develop their own aesthetics, based on Japanese materials and Japanese culture. By the Edo period, the Japanese garden had its own distinct appearance. Since the end of the 19th century, Japanese gardens have also been adapted to Western settings.
Dryopteris buschiana (crassirhizoma)
Dryopteris buschiana correctly known as Dryopteris crassirhizoma is despite its name a superb, large fern originating from Russia. It develops into a stately miniature tree-fern-like fern with lush shuttlecocks of robust deep-green fronds which eme...
Japanese Tassel Fern
Polystichum polyblepharum or Japanese Tassel Fern. An attractive, evergreen fern with shuttlecocks of shiny, dark green fronds. The newly emerging croziers will be covered in scales, and as they develop, fold backwards to create lovely 'tassels'. Eve...
Polystichum setiferum 'Herrenhausen'
Soft Shield Fern
Polystichum setiferum 'Herrenhauses' is a bold form of the Soft Shield Fern, with chunky upright shuttlecock shaped rosettes of deeply divided semi-evergreen fronds, up to 1 meter high, Herrenhausen is a magnificent fern. Like other Soft Shield Fer...
Polystichum setiferum 'Plumosum Densum'
Soft Shield Fern
This variety of the Soft Shield Fern has very attractive, finely divided upright fronds that are produced in profusion creating a wavy compact ferny head. Thought by many to be one of the most beautiful members of its family, Polystichum setiferum ...