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We have a free podcast that is published every 3 or 4 weeks on all sorts of aspects of Japanese gardens and Japanese gardening at home in a garden or yard.
Boundaries are very important in a Japanese garden or a Zen style garden and this edition of the podcast is all about the importance of boundaries in a Japanese garden – essential to distinguish the garden itself from the outside world.
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Thank you for visiting our website that is all about Japanese gardens. You will find a great amount of information on the subject on this website – from Japanese gardens to Zen gardens ( sometimes known as Japanese rock gardens).
You will be able to access information to help you create your own small Japanese garden in your yard PLUS lots of background information on these unique types of gardens including their history, styles, spirituality, ingredients etc. Please have a good look around , the information is invaluable.
Here is our latest short video by way of introducing Creating A Japanese Garden For A Small Space OR Yard – take a look and grab your free copy of our design book …perfect for inspiring you to create a Japanese garden at home!
‘The Japanese Garden Club’ is the perfect companion for people wanting to create a Japanese garden in a small yard or space.
CLICK HERE to find out about the inspirational contnt that members have benefitted from in December and January. A start to finish Japanese garden video.
And interview packed with great help and tips, Japanese Maples – everything you need to know about these popular ingredients in a Japanese garden AND Bridges in Japanese gardens – they can be large or very small to suit all sized spaces.
‘The Japanese Garden Club’ is packed with information to help you with your Japanese garden ideas and dreams and it’s all in ONE place!
Happy New Year!
If you are tempted by the idea of a Japanese garden at home or have long had a desire to have one but never quite got round to it….take a look at all our free help here! From our Pinterest account here are ALL of our JAPANESE GARDEN PRESENTATIONS in one place.
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The highly influential Sukiya Living Magazine ( The Journal Of Japanese Gardens) has done a detailed survey of all of America’s 300 plus Japanese gardens.
They have settled on a top 25 list that satisfy a number of criteria. The primary reason for the survey , which has been in exsistence since 1999, is to give pointers to journal readers on which gardens are worth visiting. Another facet of the judging is to recognise gardens where a lot of care and attention as well as effort has been displayed.
Last summer JOJG distributed a questionnaire to 41 Japanese garden specialists. The letter posed the question :”What are the highest-quality public Japanese gardens located in America?”
Judges felt natural beauty and subtleness were very important as well as human scale and moderation.
Sukiya Magazine wrote:
The race for the top two positions was nearly a dead heat. In the end, Anderson Gardens (photo above) nosed out the Portland Japanese Garden as North America’s highest-quality garden. This will be earth-shaking news for many people. Seven new gardens appeared on the list, with Arkansas’ Garvan Woodland Gardens being the top-ranked newcomer. Maine’s Asticou Garden and The Bloedel Reserve both rose sharply in the rankings, demonstrating an increasing willingness among pros to emphasize quality over size.
So well done Anderson Japanese gardens as it is no mean feat to push Portland Japanese garden into second place in anything!
Here is the complete Top 25 Japanese gardens in America poll results for 2013:
2. Portland Japanese Garden
5. The Bloedel Reserve
6. Seattle Japanese Garden
7. JACCC Los Angeles
9. Carleton College
11. Asticou Garden (Maine)
12. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
13. Missouri Botanical Garden
14. San Mateo Japanese Garden
15. Garvan Woodland Gardens
16. Amherst College
17. San Diego Tech Center
18. Denver Botanic Gardens
19. Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
20. Montreal Botanic Garden
21. Hakone Gardens
23. East-West Center
24. Nishinomiya Garden (Spokane)
25. Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Do You Dream Of Your Own Japanese Garden At Home?
Japanese gardens are nature in minature and that is exactly why they are perfect for small spaces and areas at your home. You can change the whole llook and feel of your yard with a calming and serene Japanese style garden. They are not as complicated as you may think and having one will not break the bank!