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A Zen garden with boulders and raked gravel lies near the teahouse. Its stunning simplicity makes it a great place to sit and contemplate the beauty of nature.
A side gate to the garden opens onto a serene, shaded corner screened by a bamboo fence and paved with large slabs of concrete inlaid with rounded black stones. Tufts of deep green mondo grass soften the hardscaping.
Steppingstones create a path through a dry streambed of smooth river rock. The black rocks create the illusion of water flowing through the stream even when conditions are dry.
Water is an important feature in Japanese gardens. Here a bamboo fountain emerges from an azalea and provides the soft sound of trickling water as it drips into the hollowed out stone below. Spiky New Zealand flax contrasts with the rounded form of the water feature.
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