Imperial Gardens Landscapes is one of Australia’s premier Oriental garden design companies. With over 30 years of experience specialising in the design, construction and project management of Oriental gardens and water features. IGL has developed methods of blending eastern & western design & construction. The latest technology is used to achieve classical gardens of the highest quality.

Ken Lamb & his team can offer aesthetic rock placement work, which includes utilising cranes to place large rocks (1-12 tonne in size) to construct gardens with waterfalls up to 6 metres in height. Over the past 30 years we have we have developed considerable expertise creating water features, ponds, waterfalls and Koi Carp ponds (both indoors and out) with healthy, balanced water environments, and excellent water clarity.

Imperial Gardens Landscapes’ specialist services include:

Traditional Japanese rock placement

Raked pattern pebble gardens

Waterfall & pond design and construction

Japanese garden maintenance

Naturalistic water gardens

Courtyard design & construction

Water feature design and specification

Bonsai & shaping of trees and shrubs

Construction of Oriental timber bridges & gates

Construction of timber tea houses & pavilions

Installation of shishi-odoshi & bamboo waterspouts

Installation of “escape proof” ornamental bamboo


Hidden Orient – Home & Garden Inspirations


Boat chairs, natural and stone carved waterbowls, buddhas, carved wooden panels, side tables, massive lumpang candles, bamboo ladders,  frogs for good luck – so much more!



Japanese Pruning Techniques – Sunday 19 January 2020

1 day workshop with Ken Lamb

Spend an interesting and entertaining day with Ken Lamb, learning the history, principles and practice of traditional Japanese pruning and its symbolism.Includes course notes, lunch from a local Japanese Restaurant, bottles of water, morning and afternoon tea.

Small group number to facilitate a fascinating educational day.

For bookings or enquiries please call 02 9986 3968 or email

Sumi-e Japanese Ink Painting half day workshop Sunday 15 December, then on Sunday 10 February 2020.

9am – 12pm with Ken Lamb

This workshop is an introduction to the principles of Japanese Sumi-e painting, in a small group. Each participant will create their own Sumi-e painting, with assistance from Ken.
Basic materials will be provided for the day, plus extra supplies available for purchase like paper, ink and brushes.
Prior experience or skills are not needed.
Cost is $85 for this half day workshop including morning tea.
Book now – places are limited!
Small group number to facilitate a fascinating half day workshop.This workshop is currently held bi-monthy.
For bookings or enquiries please call 02 9986 3968 or email
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