Japanese gardens have a clearly defined style, one that appears highly controlled and with a precise arrangement of content. The style is immensely popular and particularly appealing to the western world, with its calm and restful arrangements of tightly clipped and minimal planting, carefully placed rocks, elements of water, and raked gravel.
Such gardens invite quiet contemplation with their studied and harmonious balance of elements. More than 420 specially shot photographs of inspirational gardens and practical artworks illustrate the expert and highly informative text. Whether you want to create a classic stroll garden with a pond or incorporate elements of the Japanese garden within your larger space, or if you simply want to learn more about this unique, spiritual and artistic form of garden design, this volume offers a comprehensive guide.