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Published June 5th 2019
A garden you can squeeze into the smallest space
When time and space are lacking but you yearn for a bit of greenery, a miniature Japanese garden may be the answer. Within the confines of a ceramic dish about the size of a large dinner plate, plants such as a bonsai fig tree can be grown together with either succulents or tropical foliage.
A bonsai fig complemented by a few tiny succulents or tropical foliage plants will complete this miniature garden. Photo by author.
The miniature Japanese garden workshop is conducted by Mikiko of Kent Florist and she explains the basic design elements of rock, water, plants, wood, and ornaments that can be used. Interestingly, at Mikiko's workshop, she incorporates kokedama into the miniature garden.
All supplies are provided and participants select their own succulents and tropical plants from Mappins' range. Ornaments are optional — you can bring your own or find something suitable at Mappins if you wish.
Participants selecting succulents for their Japanese garden. Photo by author.