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Designing and Creating Japanese Gardens

"Designing and Creating Japanese Gardens" explains the symbolism of such a garden and how to recreate its beauty and peace in the West. With over 200 lavish photographs and line drawings, it is sure to inspire enthusiasts and attract all gardeners, whatever their experience and their gardening space. Topics include: History, philosophy and spirituality - an introduction to what a Japanese-style garden can represent and mean; changing styles, design and fusui - from pavements and stepping stones to gateways and lanterns; plants and planting - the importance of the cultivation, choice, positioning and maintenance of plants is explained; water and structural features - whatever their scale, these features enhance the tranquillity and beauty of the garden; gardens of Japan and advice on gardening in the West.
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About the Author

Penny Underwood studied Horticulture at The University of Maryland in USA and then graduated in Horticulture from Bath University, England. She went on to study garden design. Her commissions include a Japanese-style courtyard garden for BBC Gardener's World Live exhibition and refurbishing The Kyoto Garden in London.


A lavishly illustrated introduction to the unique qualities of Japanese gardens and what they express, as well as a practical guide to their design, creation, and care.

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