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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 2023 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. 

Man in blue t-shirt, wearing a sunhat and silver, aviator sunglasses. He is sitting on a rock path

John Mathews


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