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
Japanese Monolith JM11 Standing Stone
Japanese Monolith JM11 is a beautiful standing stone, hand crafted from real Welsh Slate and perfect as a focal point in a zen garden design or landscaping project. The flat face lends itself well to carving a house name, a phrase, symbol or as a memorial plaque.
Triad of Stones TS03
Triad Of Stones TS03 has been crafted for placement in a Japanese or Zen garden design. Selected by Welsh hands in a Welsh quarry, this set of 3 standing stones have been chosen for their complementary textures and shapes. Perfect for creating a balanced and harmonious outdoor space.
Triad of Stones TS05
Triad of Stones TS05 features three complementary tall slimline standing stones for arrangement in a landscaping project. Ideally suited to a contemporary or Japanese themed setting, these slender obelisks of real Welsh slate will bring subtle texture to any outdoor space.