As you plan your garden, you may be encouraged to know that Japanese garden techniques, developed over thousands of years, can inform today’s gardens, no matter the style.
Through his garden research, James Hanselman, principal at Hanselman Landscape, has been inspired by the craftsmanship and ingenuity of Japanese garden traditions. “The Japanese have found ways to incorporate natural beauty in elegant and sustainable ways, even in very tiny urban spaces,” he confirms. “I have dedicated myself to learning and applying Japanese design and care techniques, so that our clients are similarly refreshed when they gaze out of their windows or stroll through their gardens.”

Contributed by Betty Hanselman
Gardener’s wife (& advocate of garden joy)