Présentation de l'éditeur
After giving historical context, this book explores the main Japanese gardening styles: pond gardens, dry gardens, tea gardens, stroll gardens and courtyard gardens. It provides all of the essential information on standard features, composition and key themes of each of the five styles, and then for each one presents the planning and construction of a sequence of three project features, resulting in a final garden composition in that style. The plant directory that follows details the various types of plants, while the final section explains the maintenance of the Japanese garden including a practical calendar of care. Whether you want to develop a stroll garden in a large natural space, or small dry garden with a pathway, raked gravel and minimal plants and rocks, A Practical Guide to Japanese Gardening is your essential companion.
Biographie de l'auteur
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. Charles has studied in Japan and toured the country on a number of occasions and in his home in England he has built his own interpretation of a Japanese tea garden. He has also helped to introduce a number of new varieties of clematis from Japan. Charles lectures widely on a number of subjects and gives garden tours around the West of Britain. This is his fourth book.