Zen Garden Creations Ltd.
ZEN GARDEN CREATIONS Ltd. is a garden design and creation enterprise based in the Cotswolds. We are specialists in creating beautiful serene outdoor spaces with a design style highly influenced by the Zen gardens of Japan. Lawrence Jiko Barrow is the Founder and Chief Designer.
Though we are specialists in Zen Gardens, we can create other styles of gardens such as classic English cottage gardens, wildflower, sub-tropical, contemporary or Mediterranean.
We collaborate with our local partners Tessa Tricks Garden Design based in Bristol. If you would like to talk about any garden projects with us, please book a ‘chemistry call’ with Tessa or get in touch via email. See website for details - https://www.tessatricks.com/
Our team of professionals with years of garden creation experience would be delighted to take on any project. Our projects are based on the client’s wishes and budget, ranging from a small tranquil Zen corner of an existing garden or building an entirely new garden from scratch. We would love to create together with you your dream garden and make our dreams come true.
ZEN GARDEN CREATIONS Ltd. & Tessa Tricks Garden Design cover only the South-West, U.K.
Here are examples of previous projects made by Zen Garden Creations:
Mediterranean, English, and Other Gardens
Lawrence Jiko Barrow, Founder and Chief Designer
Lawrence is the leading designer of Zen Garden Creations Ltd. Born in 1970 to English and Japanese parents in Thailand, he grew up in Tokyo and Hong Kong and was educated in the U.K. and the U.S.A. He is an ordained zen monk, having trained at Bukkoku-ji zen temple in Fukui prefecture, Japan under Tangen Harada Roshi for more than a decade. He was given the name Jiko 慈光, which translates as Compassionate Light. He is a graduate of the Traditional Arts College, Kyoto and was apprenticed to Shigaraki potter Sawa Kiyotsugu. After a long stint as a zen monk he lived in Kyoto, the ancient capital and cultural heart of Japan where he encountered Japanese pottery and zen gardens . Following 18 years in Japan, he returned to the U. K. to open a pottery studio but a passion for creating gardens led him to return to his Zen roots and establish Zen Garden Creations Ltd.