At the heart of Hanselman Landscape’s mission is the desire to learn from the best garden builders in the world. According to Doug Roth, Japanese garden expert and publisher of a Japanese garden journal (Sukiya Living), every culture is highly successful in at least one area, and “the Japanese are very, very good at landscape gardening.”

In fact, the Japanese garden tradition has been under development for more than 1,000 years. As defined by Roth, Japanese gardens are high-quality living environments that reflect the beauty of the natural world and respond to basic human needs.

The careful thought, high-quality workmanship, and integration of nature’s beauty with daily life that characterize Japanese garden culture also guide the vision and standards of Hanselman Landscape. For this reason, the HL team is continually trained in traditional Japanese gardening methods. This training is applied to every aspect of gardening, from design to maintenance.

Recently, the team at Hanselman Landscape spent two training days with Doug and Tamao Roth. Stop by next week to see what we did! (Ever heard of “tray garden” designing?) By Betty HanselmanGardener’s wife.

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