Some small gardens images:
Small garden at Horyu-ji
Several of the temples had their gates closed but doors open, so you could look in and see the small gardens at each one. This was one of the more beautiful ones.
Small Garden in Spring
Most of the landscaping at my father’s home on Slope Drive was professional. Here is an amateur feature. I created a small garden, with flowers and tomatoes. I do not remember whether there was an occasion, but I visited fairly often. This is just after I dug the garden and planted it.