Zen Garden

Reflect in our Japanese-themed garden with beautifully designed waterfalls, bridges, ponds


About The Zen Garden

Set amongst 460 hectares of lush koala habitat on the edge of the Daisy Hill State Forest, the Zen Garden is an oasis for residents.

Named Hana, which is Japanese for ‘flower,’ the authentic Japanese Zen Garden is unique to Elements.

It was custom designed by Tokyo based master landscaper Tamon Yamagucchi, who specialises in the art of plant shaping.

Hana boasts a tea house, male and female waterfalls, large pond, cedar wood entrance, several specially carved bridges and a magnificent array of plants.

  • The garden provides a special tranquil place for our residents to enjoy quiet reflection and meditation
  • Set against a backdrop of 460 hectares of Australian koala bushland
  • Enter through the authentic cedar wood gate and be greeted by a (taller) male and a (shorter) female waterfall cascading into a large pond
  • Water trickles into little rock passages under crafted bridges
  • Tea house/viewing platform allowing quiet reflection and peaceful enjoyment of the tranquil surrounds
  • Designed by Tokyo based Tamon Yamaguchi, a Landscape Master of 15 years, specializing in the art of plant shaping.
  • Magnificent display of plants including Sango Kaku (Acer Palmatum), Trident Maple, Tropical Birch , Crape Myrtle, Scarlet Maple, Eumundi, White Oak, Chinese Elm, Weeping Willow, Banbusa Chungii, Bamboo, Nepalese Blue , Timor Black, Japanese Maple, Zosia, Mondo grass and Viola

The Zen Garden is popular with our residents for reading, painting enjoying quiet reflection and sharing time with visitors, family and friends.

Zen Garden Gallery

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Retirement Village, in Springwood, Brisbane.

Our Residents Say 'Hi'

  • Hi, Robyn here. I’m a long time resident of Elements. I made the right decision. I’m a passionate Fibre Artist, creating baskets, bags and scarfs

    Robyn Van Holland
  • We love having the grand kids visit, and it’s wonderful to know they are welcome in our village. They love seeing the wallabies and the kids feel just as much at home here as we do.

    Trish and Rob
  • We’re long term residents of Springwood, loving the area but wanting to downsize. Elements was a perfect option for us, we are so happy to have discovered Elements.

    Eric and Gwenn

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