As there is a difference in height at the road side, we installed Shodoshima stones to act as an earth retainer. Rhythmically arranged stones create some spaces with plants in appropriate places, giving a soft impression and seasonal feelings. Maple trees, a symbol tree of Minoh City, are planted around the entrance, creating a local flavor and friendly atmosphere. We look forward to seeing the growth of the garden and the client’s family members every year.
A bamboo blind fence hides miscellaneous views, whose height is calculated to allow the view of the sky and let in the sun light. We planted black bamboos and underbrush, and installed an automatic watering system, creating a small garden yet with varying impressions due to the difference in height.
Created by our founder Yoshikuni Araki in 1965. Since then, maintenance of the garden has been contracted to us for about 50 years. His initial inspiration is still there and has been passed down, and we maintain the garden by carefully observing the daily conditions of the garden to make visitors happy.
A renovation work on the exterior walls of a house in the greening and beautiful sight area. The entrance space has been transformed into a more dignified look with stone stacked walls made of stones from Yakushima Island.
A small space to the north, where nothing was installed previously, now has a garden with maple trees as a main feature. Views can be enjoyed in each season from a Japanese-style room in the house.
Based on the theme of "Greenery of Yakushima Island," the garden is finished in line with the "New Style of Araki Landscape Architectural Office" that utilizes existing trees and the difference in height of original geographic features.
Stones stacked in the garden are from Yakushima Island, which were procured through our original route, and stacked one by one carefully by our workmen. These stones have a unique feel and look that is not seen in other stones, giving a depth to the garden.
We support the green campaign promoted by the Osaka Prefectural Government aimed at bringing more greenery to Osaka, and contribute to the greening of local regions and are engaged in CRS (corporate social responsibility) activities.
Planting work for the newly opened "Nakanoshima Station" of Keihan Nakanoshima Line. As part of a project "Heisei No Torinuke" (making pathways lined with 1000 cherry trees) by the Cherry Blossom Association, we planted "Somei-yoshino" trees (Prunus yedoensis).
The waterfall garden at the main lounge of the RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka was originally designed and constructed by our founder Yoshikuni Araki and has been maintained by us.
We planted three Sequoia Sempervirens trees of ten meters in height as the pillar of the garden structure. Composed mainly of Maple as deciduous trees, the garden is simple with not too many plants. The size of the garden is as small as about 69-tsubo (approx. 200 square meters), but it provides a wide variety of scenery depending on the angle from which you view it. The garden is located in a tranquil residential area, and you can hear the comforting and soothing sound of water dropped from the stone drainpipe onto the pond.
We renovated a part of the courtyard of a Japanese organization for international cooperation called JICA Kansai to transform it into a small garden giving a sense of "Wa" (Japanese-style) within strict budget constraints, aiming to let trainees from all around the world know about the Japanese culture.
We received a request to design the approach section and garden due to the extension of the property. As the client loves herbs and flowers, we created the garden that allows enjoyment of seasonally changing greens and flowers. The client is enjoying the cool of the evening and flowers swinging to the wind in summer.
A house located on the hill top commanding a fantastic view to the south. Incorporating surrounding streets as its background, the garden, as small as one meter in width, is designed to generate harmony between nature and life, allowing views of maple and ash trees from all rooms. High-rising trees are planted on the slope so that greenery through the sky can be enjoyed from the 2nd floor.