Traditional Japanese Garden

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Traditional Japanese Garden

If you take a look towards the big oval, just past the shade sails and opposite the new basketball court, you will notice there is a work site of a different kind.

We are in the process of creating our very own Traditional Japanese Garden. This supports our Japanese Language studies and provides a quiet space for students to wander and sit at lunch time.


Japanese culture has the amazing ability to place serene gardens amongst massive skyscrapers and technology, making it a place where our students can spend their time in a peaceful way.

The art of creating Japanese gardens is one of the most important parts of Japanese culture having evolved over many centuries. The garden design in Japan is strongly connected to the philosophy and religion of the country.

The entry to the garden will consist of a Torii Gate, a traditional Japanese structure most commonly found at the entrance of or within a Shinto shrine. Traditionally the gate is painted red and black and typically supposed to fade to orange. A perfect colour for St James’!

Adrian Pree


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