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Japanese Zen Garden

This job was quite an undertaking. The starting point was a dilapidated swimming pool that the client wanted to turn into a striking Japanese Zen garden, complete with feature boulders and fine rakeable gravel. The project called on all our skills and local contacts to create an absolutely stunning feature.

 The widened opening into the fields & lake beyond helped to make this feature sit within the view rather than imposing itself upon it.

The widened opening into the fields & lake beyond helped to make this feature sit within the view rather than imposing itself upon it.

 The finished Zen garden. Now a quiet seating space where guests can enjoy the views across the landscape beyond..

The finished Zen garden. Now a quiet seating space where guests can enjoy the views across the landscape beyond..

 Hand-selected stones were brought in and carefully positioned by crane. Each stone was positioned & re-positioned to get the desired effect.

Hand-selected stones were brought in and carefully positioned by crane. Each stone was positioned & re-positioned to get the desired effect.

 Coping stones removed, we set about trying to create sufficient drainage in the bottom of the pool. Not as easy as it sounds!

Coping stones removed, we set about trying to create sufficient drainage in the bottom of the pool. Not as easy as it sounds!

 Over 100 tonnes of infill was required. Brought in during one of the wettest winters in the history of Somerset. Never before has a swimming pool proved so difficult to empty!

Over 100 tonnes of infill was required. Brought in during one of the wettest winters in the history of Somerset. Never before has a swimming pool proved so difficult to empty!

 Quite a change from the start point. This fantastically positioned B&B had fantastic facilities, wonderful views and then a grotty old swimming pool stuck in the middle! Green & Gorgeous was asked to turn this into a Japanese-inspired Zen gravel garden. A project was born .....

Quite a change from the start point. This fantastically positioned B&B had fantastic facilities, wonderful views and then a grotty old swimming pool stuck in the middle! Green & Gorgeous was asked to turn this into a Japanese-inspired Zen gravel garden. A project was born .....