Amateur Gardening

A taste of Japan

RENOWNED for their distinctive style, attention to detail and minimalist feel, Japanese gardens bring together those three elements to create a truly tranquil space. Unlike in the West, where trends come and go quickly, the fundamentals of Japanese garden design have evolved over centuries, and the Japanese have been able to preserve their unique approach to horticulture.

There are several different types, but it’s the dry gardens, tea gardens and courtyards that are most easily adapted by British gardeners and garden designers. Many of their elements are well-suited to small spaces, while

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