Shakkei date Article title Author Click to view
Summer 2009
Gardens of the Samurai
Robert Ketchell & Graham Hardman
Autumn 2015
Building a Tsuboniwa
Steve Wright
Spring 2018
Restoration of JG in Valley Gardens Harrogate
Ann Beeby & Andy Bolton
Autumn 1996
The building of a show garden at the Hampton Court flower show
Maureen Busby
Summer 2018
A Contemporary Japanese Dragon garden
Ann Balmforth
Winter 2011/12
The Architecture of the Tea ceremony
David Burgess
Spring 1994
The names of the five basic stones
Robert Ketchell
Autumn 2020
Plant of the season: Katsura
Katie Croft
Spring 2021
Learning about Japanese gardens from digital media Part 1
Martin Owen
Autumn 2015
The Japanese-style Garden at Hasselt, Belgium
Keiron Carroll

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Yotsume-gaki or 'four eyed fence'. 
Usually seen in Tea gardens or Cha-niwa 

Oribe stone lantern 

The Garden Network

One of the objectives of the Japanese Garden society is to facilitate  the maintenance of Japanese gardens. As the popularity of Japanese culture continues to rise, we have reached the ideal moment to revitalise the understanding, care and maintenance of Japanese gardens in the UK. 
The Garden Network is a collective of Professional gardeners in the UK who by sharing skills aim to:

  • Strengthen the community of professionals caring for Japanese gardens
  • Develop an awareness of the specialist skills required
  • Identify common concerns and challenges
  • Create future plans to ensure the sustainability of these gardens

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News from the SouthWest region:

Japan via the Cotswolds; a visit to a newly created private Zen garden by JGS member Lawrence Barrow

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