The client for this garden was attracted to Japanese forest gardens and the atmosphere they produced. The inspiration came from the triangular shape of the property. The client wanted a low maintenance garden that was lush with planting and a small nook to relax in it. The Japanese torii gate became an interesting sculptural piece to frame a transition from home to nature. The screens along the perimeter of the garden were inspired by Japanese woodwork. A new deck was also built to accommodate additional room for lounging and watching the yard change with the seasons.