THE BEST JAPANESE GARDEN BOOKS and where to buy them!
OUR RECOMMENDED JAPANESE GARDEN BOOKS.
This is just a small selection of the wide range of quality Japanese garden books available,covering garden design, bonsai,suiseki (viewing stones), bamboo, Japanese history,arts and culture.
My top THREE book recommendations and good value for money are:-
1.. CREATING YOUR OWN JAPANESE GARDEN
Takashi Sawano is a distinguished Japanese gardener who wrote this classic on Japanese gardening in 1999.This is a practical guide to creating a full-scale Japanese garden or simply giving that Japanese garden design influence to one particular corner. Amply illustrated.
2… A JAPANESE TOUCH FOR YOUR GARDEN
All gardens benefit from having focal points.In this book,two Japanese garden design experts and an American landscape architect explain the meaning of the various elements found in many Japanese gardens - rocks,bamboo,water features etc. The emphasis is on encouraging gardeners to choose from the wide range of traditional garden design features and adapting them to their environment, rather than laying down inflexible guidelines. Fully illustrated.
3….. JAPANESE GARDENS IN A WEEKEND.
Recreate the unique culture of Japan in your own garden with a Bamboo Deer Scarer, Tortoise Island or Winding Stream. Simple Japanese garden designs can be created in no time with the help of step-by-step instructions and check lists of materials and tools. Projects for one,two or three weekends. Specially commissioned artworks and photographs will inspire you to achieve the perfect Japanese garden where you can enjoy hours of quiet contemplation.
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