Thursday, April 9, 2015

An Elegant Japanese Garden

I am very fond of Japanese aesthetics and the soothing and serene ambiance of their gardens and architecture. Japanese garden designs are a representation of their life style that is deeply connected with nature and religion and the topography of the region. The Japanese style of design have evolved over many centuries based on their philosophical outlook on life. 

Last week when I was in Vegas,  I was very delighted to find out that the Japanese garden in the Bellagio's conservatory. It was indeed a visual retreat. Enjoy!

These are the arrangements from the lobby with cherry blosoms

Now we are entering the conservatory. Japanese gardens combine the basic elements of plants, water and rocks with simple clean lines to create tranquility in the garden. Notice that the simple rock is used as a centerpiece to create hormony

The tea house

Crane made with flowers 

Here is the classic Japanese bridge, water and sand

All the flowers and greenery were brought in the containers and arranged to create this landscape.

A traditional Japanese house was incorporated in the landscape

Love the tulips!

Again, the bamboo, rocks and greenery play an important role in the Japanese design.

Cranes are flying at the ceiling

Of course, no Japanese garden is complete without water and koi fish

The following pictures are from the Aria casino lobby. So many origami crane garlands were hung in the lobby.

This side had all green garlands

Another miniature Japanese garden in the lobby with a bonsai tree, a few rocks and baby tears grass. I love this design. I would like to create something similar in my garden.

Hope you enjoyed the Japanese garden tour from Las Vegas.

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  1. Oh wow, yes, I did enjoy that Japanese garden!! Gorgeous, it took my breath away! Love the large crane with flowers especially, and of course koi are always a favorite!
    Thanks so much for sharing, visiting from Feathered Nest Friday.

  2. So very beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Your photo's just transported me there.

  3. Oh, how beautiful!!!! The flowers are unbelievable and those origami birds are a delight! Thank you for sharing these photos with us!

  4. Love it so pretty.