Tsubo-en is a Japanese Zen garden of the karesansui type with a high level of abstraction, that is dry rock garden with topiary plants. This page shows details of the Tsukubai and chozubachi and the 'islands' on the Turtle-island.
Side Yard - Water features are a favorite of mine. I love to hear the sound of trickling water. If I close my eyes, and breathe, just listening to the trickle of the water calms and relaxes me. Maybe a frog even kicks back on the lily pad.
Rear wall Water Feature Like the table, the fountain was also originally a horse trough. Around it, planting insets bring a bit of garden into the space and a splash of color. These plants also provide an outline to the patio.