This very small, but still quite challenging design, for a back garden oasis in Winfield, was designed for a couple with strong ties to Japan. The clients wanted all the traditional elements of a Japanese garden including; water, beautiful rocks and unique plants. As the clients planned to build this garden themselves, we prepared concept drawings as well as this colour layout plan. A more detailed construction drawing was also prepared, showing how to build up the different areas of the garden. This also included specifying all the plants and advising on suitable methods of irrigation. The specific location of this garden meant that the tranquil and spiritual qualities of a traditional Japanese garden could be made to work in the harsher, desert like climate found here in the Okanagan. We can hardly wait to see the garden in a few years time!