Japanese-Style Gardens

Japanese-Style Gardens


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Japanese-inspired gardens—which distill the natural world so as to foster a sense of calm and promote reflection—have delighted Americans for more than a century. This magnificent guide from the world-famous Brooklyn Botanical Garden offers in-depth, beautifully photographed profiles of eight of the most iconic and best-regarded Japanese-style public gardens in the United States. Featuring commentary by the top names in the field, it contains practical information for home gardeners on how to create and care for a Japanese-inspired garden, and will enlighten those who want a deeper understanding of the intent behind the design.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781889538914
Publisher: Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Publication date: 08/04/2015
Series: BBG Guides for a Greener Planet Series
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Curator Brian Funk artfully maintains the balance between the man-made and natural elements found in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Japanese Garden, which he has overseen since 2000. He has studied gardening and bonsai techniques in Japan and the United States. Sarah Schmidt is the managing editor of BBG’s Guides for a Green Planet handbook series. She also curates the Garden’s blog and writes interpretive material.

Table of Contents

What Do We Mean by Japanese Garden? Brian Funk 4

Japanese Gardens in the Modern World Hoichi Kurisu 8

Important Garden Styles and Their Historical Roots Marc Peter Keane 14

Important Eras in Japanese Garden Design Marc Peter Keane 21

Gardens to See in Japan Brian funk 22

Japanese Gardens in the United States Jeanne Rostaing 24

Brooklyn Botanic Garden 26

The Huntington 32

Asticou Azalea Garden 38

Important Elements in Japanese-Inspired Gardens Sarah Schmidt 44

Portland Japanese Garden 46

Anderson Japanese Gardens 52

Chicago Botanic Garden 58

Six Common Myths Debunked Douglas Roth 62

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens 64

Garvan Woodland Gardens 70

Japanese Home Gardens: Design and Layout Asher Browne 74

Plant Selection and Planting Scheme Asher Browne 80

Maintenance and Pruning Asher Browne 90

Maintaining Your Garden: What to Expect Asher Browne 92

Tool Kit for a Japanese Garden Brian Funk 98

Glossary Marc Peter Keane 100

For More Information 103

Tips for Leading Tours Elizabeth peters 104

Notable Japanese-Style Gardens in North America 106

Contributors 107

Index 108

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