Japanese Gardens : Personal Journey
Publication Date: 14 May 2019
Bestselling author and BBC presenter Monty Don and photographer Derry Moore, explore the exquisite beauty of Japanese gardens in a personal journey to complement the Spring 2019 BBC2 series.
The complement to the forthcoming BBC2 series, Japanese Gardens, beautifully produced in full colour and with over 200 photographs. Written by Monty Don with photographs by Derry Moore, the duo behind the highly-acclaimed Paradise Gardens.
Traditional Japanese gardens combine aesthetics with ethics, beauty with philosophy in a celebration of the natural world. A Japanese garden is the natural world made miniature: rocks represent mountains, ponds represent seas. Natural and man-made elements combine to create a garden that, while natural, is not wild.
In this very personal and lyrical exploration of both the traditional and the modern aspects of Japanese gardening, Monty Don takes a look at at the traditions and culture which inform some of the most beautiful gardens from all over Japan.
This beautiful, full colour book guides us through the history and beauty of Japanese gardens, from the famous cherry blossom season to the magnificence of autumn colours.
About the Authors
Monty Don is the presenter of the phenomenally popular BBC programme, Gardeners' World, he lives in Herefordshire and his recent books include Paradise Gardens, with Derry Moore, and the Sunday Times bestseller, Nigel: My Family and Other Dogs.
Derry Moore is an acclaimed photographer whose books include Paradise Gardens, Horses, The English Room, Great Gardens of Italy and In The Shadow of the Raj.