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Midwest Japanese Gardens designs and builds unique Japanese-influenced gardens, fences & gates, water features, and patios & stonework for your home or business. Based in Madison, WI we create a lasting and sustainable sanctuary for you. 

We are a specialized, boutique company with the ability to accommodate one to three projects each year. We are available for 1-3 large projects and a handful of smaller projects for the 2024 season.


John Mathews started landscaping and gardening professionally in 1982. As a team member of a Madison high-end landscaping/ garden maintenance company he has designed and worked on some of the most talked about and awarded gardens in Madison. As an independent designer and installer, John has transformed over a dozen yard with large and small projects.

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