Gardening is increasingly becoming a luxury for the younger generation. As more people move to small apartments in the city, having a plot of land to cultivate and play around with isn't really an option. However, as these Japanese landscapers prove, with a little creativity and imagination anything is possible!

The annual Kei Truck Garden Contest, held by the Japan Federation of Landscape Contractors, brings gardens to the people. Kei Trucks are tiny flatbed trucks that are commonly used in the construction and landscaping industries in Japan. Every year, landscapers from across the country bring their trusty vehicles together and set to work creating amazing and whimsical little gardens in the cargo hold, to see who can take the title of best mobile landscaper.

These little slices of mobile natural beauty incorporate many different forms of design, from the tradiotional Japanese garden to more modern elements, using lighting and even water features to create unbelieveably intricate scenes in a tiny, and totally unexpected space.

So perhaps if you would like a garden but didn't think you had the space, you could take inspiration from these guys and create yourself a pop-up garden. Scroll down to check the landscapers work out for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!

#1 Fresh Garden With Bench To Have A Cup Of Coffee

Fresh Garden With Bench To Have A Cup Of Coffee

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Coco! 9 months ago

I need to go to Japan. Clearly they have a lot of freetime.

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#2 Bamboo Water Well

Bamboo Water Well

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Nini Meow 9 months ago

Another beautiful ecosystem...

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#3 Refreshing Garden With Cascade Waterfall

Refreshing Garden With Cascade Waterfall

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Coco! 9 months ago

It would get all the votes if they put koi fish in there.

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#4 Green Café

Green Café

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Patti Brock 9 months ago

I love this one!

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#5 Red Leaf Brocade, Composed With Tradicional Shoji Paper Door

Red Leaf Brocade, Composed With Tradicional Shoji Paper Door

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Lynn Daley 9 months ago

Add a hanging basket seat and I'm there!

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#6 Traditional Japanese Garden With Bonsai Tree

Traditional Japanese Garden With Bonsai Tree

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Louise Brigance 9 months ago

OMG..how old is that tree?

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#7 Autumn Falls

Autumn Falls

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Kelly Horrigan 9 months ago

i want to shrink and go hiking in here!

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#8 Japanese Mini Truck Garden

Japanese Mini Truck Garden

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Cesi Baca 9 months ago

Favorite!!

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#9 Landscape With Coffee Table

Landscape With Coffee Table

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Coco! 9 months ago

I don't see the truck. Wait nevermind.

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#10 Stunning Romantic Mood Garden

Stunning Romantic Mood Garden

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Phoebe Bean 9 months ago

Not bad!

#11 Garden With Running Train

Garden With Running Train

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Kelly Horrigan 9 months ago

oh another hike!

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#12 Secret Green Dao's Place

Secret Green Dao's Place

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Kelly Horrigan 9 months ago

all the little flowers - so cozy

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#13 Little Farmhouse Garden

Little Farmhouse Garden

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Kai Cin Liang 9 months ago

I so wanna live there

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#14 Kei Tora Garden

Kei Tora Garden

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Louise Brigance 9 months ago

I saw someone make wall like that one. It was totally amazing and time consuming. But the results are beautiful

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#15 Landscape With Aquarium

Landscape With Aquarium

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Phoebe Bean 9 months ago

Water is a nice touch!

#16 Flowing Water Is Reflected On The Stone Wall Inside

Flowing Water Is Reflected On The Stone Wall Inside

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Nini Meow 9 months ago

Kitties will be so happy to have this.

#17 Impressive Garden With Goldfish Aquarium, Lighting And Waterfalls

Impressive Garden With Goldfish Aquarium, Lighting And Waterfalls

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Coco! 9 months ago

wow

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#18 Miniature Garden House

Miniature Garden House

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Savant 9 months ago

wow

#19 Traditional Japanese Garden

Traditional Japanese Garden

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Phoebe Bean 9 months ago

Double points for the aquatic effort!

#20 Relaxing Garden

Relaxing Garden

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Kelly Horrigan 9 months ago

To have even on my balcony!!

#21 Kei Truck Landscape

Kei Truck Landscape

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Phoebe Bean 9 months ago

After wowing, I´d say that garden looks like a permanent car accesory.

#22 Chess Pattern Pebble Garden

Chess Pattern Pebble Garden

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Nini Meow 9 months ago

Minimalist but beautiful...

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#23 Mobile Fireplace Garden

Mobile Fireplace Garden

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RitaGG 9 months ago

Hope it's only fake fire in the fireplace. Otherwise, YIKES!

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#24 Simple Garden

Simple Garden

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Phoebe Bean 9 months ago

Very Zen!

#25 Rock Cascade Waterfall

Rock Cascade Waterfall

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Phoebe Bean 9 months ago

It took me a while to see the cascade...

#26 Minimal Garden Surrounded By Flowers

Minimal Garden Surrounded By Flowers

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Capermom 9 months ago

That's cute, and really creative...

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#27 Truck Garden

Truck Garden

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Phoebe Bean 9 months ago

Is that a penguin or a turkey? Looks cute anyway!

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#28 Enjoy The Fall

Enjoy The Fall

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Kelly Horrigan 9 months ago

Beautiful details here

#29 Truck Garden With Trees

Truck Garden With Trees

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Phoebe Bean 9 months ago

They made the most of a little space

#30 Japanese Mobile Garden

Japanese Mobile Garden

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Kelly Horrigan 9 months ago

and my 3rd hike as shrunken woman!

#31 Garden With Flowing Water And Bamboo Pattern Wall

Garden With Flowing Water And Bamboo Pattern Wall

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Phoebe Bean 9 months ago

They make everything look so balanced

#32 Dynamic With Traditional Beauty

Dynamic With Traditional Beauty

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Coco! 9 months ago

triple wow.

#33 Bright Flowers Corner

Bright Flowers Corner

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Phoebe Bean 9 months ago

Flower arrangement is impressive

#34 Fun Halloween Garden With The Most Seasonal Feeling

Fun Halloween Garden With The Most Seasonal Feeling

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Phoebe Bean 9 months ago

It´d be nice to see how all these gardens were ranked

#35 Succulentus Pebble Paths

Succulentus Pebble Paths

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Phoebe Bean 9 months ago

MInimalist delight!

#36 Garden In The Back Of Japanese Mini Pickup

Garden In The Back Of Japanese Mini Pickup

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Phoebe Bean 9 months ago

Cute little elephant!

#37 Minimalistic Truck Garden

Minimalistic Truck Garden

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Phoebe Bean 9 months ago

Just what I said!

#38 Kei Truck

Kei Truck

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Skylar 9 months ago

I have a feeling this one is in the making. I think it is going to be great when it is finished though. Because you can't exactly drive around with that on your vehicle.

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#39 Minimal Lawn With Frog Statue

Minimal Lawn With Frog Statue

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Phoebe Bean 9 months ago

Cute, froggy playing golf!

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