This Japanese Garden Case Study focuses on the garden of competition winner Claire from Cheshire, from the Win A Monolith giveaway we ran across Facebook and Instagram in May 2020.
The prize, Slate Monolith SM25, is a beautiful tall and slender Welsh slate garden ornament. The subtle layers of this natural stone feature provided the perfect complement to the wonderful deep green planting theme chosen in this garden design.
A black torii gate and minimal fencing lead into this tranquil corner of Claire’s garden, defining the space and providing a sacred entrance to the peace within. Slate chippings, a beautiful copper bowl, stepping stones and a select group of terracotta pots complete the Japanese look and feel for this family home.
Installed within 2 days of delivery, Claire posted these lovely words on her Instagram account:
“I can’t wait a moment longer to show you the wonderful stone monolith that I have just won from the fantastic Welsh Slate Water Features. I couldn’t believe it when I found out I had won their competition but knew exactly where it was going to go…
It finishes off our newly created Japanese/Zen inspired garden area perfectly, and it’s such an amazing centrepiece, beautiful natural Welsh slate it looks absolutely stunning and I am so made up.
If you are inspired by this idea head over to their fantastic online garden shop and take a look at the beautiful stone they have to offer. I had an amazing service from them and we are now looking to go back to purchase another piece to extend this area.
Thank you once again to all the team at @welshslatewaterfeatures“
Claire, Cheshire, UK
Slate Monolith SM110
Slate Monolith SM110 is an absolutely huge towering piece with a natural, rustic face. This feature will add an instant aged look to a garden, rather than waiting for nature take its course. At just over 1.6m tall, the subtle textures of real Welsh Slate are magnified on this beautiful large standing stone, with every side covered in unique natural stone textures.
Slate Monolith SM126
XL Stepping Stones XLS02
Granite Boulder GB7
Granite Boulder GB7 is a large feature piece that would make a real statement in a Garden Design. The colours and texture of this stone are light and earthy, with rings running around the stone at varying heights. The side surface varies in texture where natural weathering has taken place over time, giving this boulder a cool, contemporary yet aged feel.
Granite Boulder GB4
Granite Boulder GB4 is a lovely natural coloured boulder which transforms in colour between wet and dry. Can be placed as a feature stone or core drilled as a water feature. This piece is a perfect feature stone for a compact garden design. Mixture of split face with round smooth edges.