Our client has a large collection of bonsai trees and wanted an exhibition space for the extensive collection and a workshop to tend to the growing plants. Together we came up with a plan for a beautiful garden with plenty of space and a water feature. The design also included a Japanese-influenced pavilion in the middle of the garden. The pavilion is comprised of three separate rooms. The first room is features a tokonoma, a small recessed space to display art. The second, and largest room, provides an open area for display. The room can be accessed by large glass folding doors and has plenty of natural light filtering through the skylights above. The third room is a workspace with tool storage.
Photography by Todd Crawford
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Emotional commitmentGrow a bonsai and you have a companion for life. Many hobby bonsai growers say they feel they are embarking on a journey with their tree, and develop a deep sense of attachment and responsibility towards it, not unlike that felt towards a pet.
It’s an emotional commitmentGrow a bonsai and you have a companion for life. Many bonsai hobbyists say that they feel as if they are embarking on a journey with their tree, and that they develop a deep sense of attachment and responsibility toward it, not unlike they felt toward a pet.