How can people create small rock gardens without refusing of the idea to expand the space visually? This task fulfillment seems to be impossible, but some designers can preserve atmosphere of a real Japanese garden despite of using a big number of decoration elements.
A walk through a small rock garden can be inspiring as well. One of the most attractive corners here can be a group of modern fountains with vases full of stones. This composition can have rigid geometry and be situated along a garden path. Calm sounds of the streams create a good meditative mood typical for Japanese landscapes. Another element of a Japanese garden which can help you save some space is hanging stones. They can hang on simple wooden bars.
Stony brook is a typical element of Japanese gardens. Actually, even small gardens can have a lot of design elements, such as paths, vases, and ponds full of fish. A special partition can be used which will separate the rock garden from the part of the garden with fruit trees. It is not really important to follow all the rules of Japanese garden creation, you can use your own imagination and design your area in an interesting way using unusual elements and changing regular lines and shapes.