In the United States, more than 70% of the population lives in urban areas and faces the daily stressors of congested traffic, noise pollution, and a landscape of billboards, asphalt, and concrete. To find the tranquility and beauty of nature may involve a several hour trip each way, something only possible on weekends.

The Japanese, however, while facing the same stressors of urban living, have learned how to bring serenity and natural beauty into their lives every day: through the incorporation of a lovely garden in or around their residences, restaurants, and places of business. Instead of driving outside the city to decompress, they need only sit on their engawa (porch) or favorite chair and gaze out into the living artistry of their gardens.

What an attractive way to live! At Hanselman Landscape, this is what we work hard for in every garden we are privileged to be, whether residential or commercial: surrounding the walls with the grace and tranquility of a harmonious and delightful garden.Please talk to us if this way of daily beauty sounds attractive to you, too! Our number is 717-653-1273. Joyfully shared by Betty HanselmanGardener’s wife (& garden grace enthusiast)