a personal journey
By Monty Don and Derry Moore
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 original photographs by Derry Moore and written by Monty Don, 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, taking the reader from the famous cherry blossom season, known as hanami, to the magnificence of momijigari, the beautiful autumn colours.
PRAISE FOR PARADISE GARDENS
'Sun-filled escapism' Country Life 'Simply breathtaking' Love it!
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
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16 May 2019
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PRAISE FOR PARADISE GARDENS - 'Simply breathtaking' — Love it!
It's sun-filled escapism, gloriously illustrated with photography by Derry Moore, capturing the legacy, the beauty, the shadows, the shimmering heat and the continued human enjoyment of such places — Country Life
Don feels that understanding these paradise gardens has made him a better gardener, and possibly a better person. One could not wish for a better guide to them. He has great powers of description. — World of Interiors