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Santa Cruz-CNPS Slideshow on Native Gardens of Japan in "Cutting Back"

  • UCSC Arboretum Santa Cruz, CA 95064 (map)

See how the Japanese design with local plants to create some of the most natural looking gardens in the world. I will pull from my memoir, Cutting Back—My Apprenticeship in the Gardens of Kyoto, to illustrate how the Japanese use native plants to evoke the wild Japanese landscape, and also tricks Japanese garden craftsmen use to design with native plants over time. I will present images of Kyoto gardens in historic buildings, monasteries, private homes and an emperor’s villa. 

Free and open to the Public