On Saturday I had the pleasure of meeting Professor Fukuhara, along with his translator and other members of the workshop committee, at the garden near Stirling, to discuss his initial design ideas & to consider all the practicalities of the workshop day. During the meeting we had the opportunity to see photographs and plans of some of the Professor’s recent private design work in the UK, which was a real treat for me!
The new Japanese garden will form part of a large established garden and will have as its theme the Moss Garden at Saiho-ji temple in Kyoto, which the garden owner fell in love with during a visit to Japan a number of years ago. We are now eagerly awaiting the sketch design for the garden so that we can begin to source appropriate rocks & plants, which the Professor has asked us to photograph and send to him in Japan, so that he can mull over how best to position them within the garden.
The Japanese Garden Workshop will be available to both JGS members and non-members, and more information can be obtained from the secretary of the Scottish JGS: firstname.lastname@example.org.
(see September 2013 for photos of the workshop event)