Oriental inspired garden in Tain

Geo Designs were asked by our clients to design and build a new front garden in Tain, Ross-shire with an “Oriental Theme”.  It was important to keep maintenance down to a minimum by creating an outdoor space that was both visually appealing and functional. The garden incorporates a sense of journey, through rocky outcrops and drifts of ornamental grasses.  Japanese Acers, ornamental cherries and azaleas have been included for spring and autumn colour whilst a native flowering hedge has been planted for wildlife and additional privacy.  A “Torii”gate symbolises an area of spiritual transition to a stone broch and bench to take advantage of the beautiful views.  A  water feature comprising a granite stone quern with a traditional Japanese style bamboo water spout “Kakei” provides a peaceful, calming environment.  Black limestone paving and setts is used for the hard surfacing and sandstone for the retaining walls.  Looking forward to seeing the garden mature to complete the vision.

Sandstone Broch Kakei water spout Limestone patio Torii gate Torii gate