Author(s): Judith Glover
This delightful book explains the principles of Zen gardening through inspirational words and illustrations by Judith Glover.
This is the first book on Zen Gardening to take a holistic approach to the subject. It combines practical information - on subjects such as planting, the placing of stones, raked pebbles or lanterns, and tree pruning - with words of wisdom to place each gardening task in its spiritual context.
Also included is an introduction to the history and philosophy of Zen, and explanations of the techniques of ikebana, flower combinations, bonsai and seasonal planting schemes, each of which is grounded in Zen teachings.
Judith Glover is a designer and illustrator specializing in botanical imagery. She is also an accomplished garden designer. Her 'Artist's Garden' was awarded a Silver Medal at the 2003 Chelsea Flower Show and won the BBC 'People's Award' for Best City Garden.