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LORENZ BOOKS THE JAPANESE GARDEN


An inspirational visual reference to a classic garden style, beautifully illustrated with over 80 stunning photographs Charles Chesshire


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March 2011 (UK) June 2011 (US) UK £6.99/US $12.99 (P) 64 (MS64)


200 x 200mm/8 x 8in 9780754823292 0 7548 2329 6


Hardback with jacket Over 80 photographs 40


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Gardening WMD; 1FPJ GAR013000


• A distilled guide to one of the most beautiful and enduring styles of landscape gardening


• Covers all the classic Japanese garden designs: pond, dry, tea, stroll and courtyard, plus features on dry water, tsukubai and topiary


• Includes a detailed practical plant directory, covering size, popular usage and flowering time, plus tips on planting, pruning and propagation


• Fascinating information on the influences and evolution of the Japanese garden, including the roles of Buddhist monks, zen philosophers and shogun leaders


• Gloriously illustrated with over 80 stunning photographs of Japanese gardens from around the world


About the Author


Charles Chesshire is a highly regarded garden designer and writer. He has designed gardens in the United States and Britain, and is a consultant to Sudeley Castle Gardens in Gloucestershire, England. Fascinated by the connection of Zen meditation to the philosophy and design of Japanese gardens, he has studied in Japan and toured the country on a number of occasions. He has also helped to introduce a number of new varieties of clematis from Japan, as curator of the National Collection of Clematis held in Burford House Gardens, Worcestershire, England.


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In this wonderful book you will find a distillation of everything you need to know about one of the most enduring forms of landscape gardening. An introduction examines the ancient influences that have brought this type of landscape gardening into the 21st century, before focusing on the essential elements of the Japanese garden, both natural and man-made. The first part of the book introduces the five main styles of Japanese garden – pond, dry, tea, stroll and courtyard – explaining their significance and how they have been used. Classic decorative features are then covered, such as dry water, topiary and tsukubai, followed by a practical plant directory with some of the traditional plants and advice on flowering habits, key growth stages and hardiness. Beautifully illustrated with more than 80 images, this is an inspiring and practical guide to one of the most stylish and contemporary forms of landscape gardening.


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