A tropical garden style South Florida yard is also refreshed with the sound of falling water. Using a natural rock water feature which recirculates through an underground gravel reservoir, this type of water feature leaves no pool of open water exposed to attract insects or be a danger to small children.

A number of plants which grow well in South Florida may be adapted for Oriental garden design. Careful selection of plants, ornaments and application of scale and proportion can successfully achieve the illusion of a Japanese garden, without the high maintenance.