Gardening Book of the Month

Gardening book of the month: December 2022

Quiet Beauty: The Japanese Gardens of North America

By Kendall H. Brown (author) and David M. Cobb (photograph)

Discover 26 public Japanese gardens, each detailing their style, history, and design along with stunning photographs. Brown, professor of Asian Art History in the School of Art at California State University, explores the complex history of the Japanese gardens in North America and retraces five eras of their evolution from the late 19th century to the early 21st century. And if you are already thinking about your next vacation, you will find a list of 75 other peaceful gardens to visit.

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3 comments on “Gardening book of the month: December 2022

  1. mickthornton

    If anyone is ever in Seattle, don’t miss the 3.5 acre Japanese garden. It’s part of the larger Washington arboretum. You can get hot tea just outside the park and go for a most enjoyable stroll any time of year.

  2. Love these so much. how would i love to go to japan

  3. I love this sooo much! As someone who has never been to Japan, but who’s husband has been and wants to take me, this may be my only opportunity—to see it through visits to these gardens! Thank YOU!

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