Japanese Garden Society exists to bring together all those who are interested
in Japanese-Style gardens, whether as visitors seeking understanding, as
owners seeking advice on conservation, or as designers and builders wishing
to develop their professional skills. In this way The Japanese Garden Society
caters for amateurs and professionals, garden lovers and garden constructors.
The Society welcomes everyone who shares a common interest in this complex and
far reaching design philosophy.
What was once an indulgent interest in the exotic for wealthy patrons
has today become an internationally recognised aspect of garden design,
based on a growing depth of appreciation and understanding. It is the
role of The Japanese Garden Society to promote this movement, particularly
in Britain, but also in the countries not served by their own national
Elements of Japanese garden design are being steadily assimilated into
modern garden construction in the west, where they are best introduced
on the basis of real understanding. This can be obtained by the informed
viewing of the many examples already created in Britain, by appreciation
of the master gardens in Japan and by the study of the philosophical basis
of garden creation. Not everyone will wish to pursue the topic in equal
depth and the Japanese Garden Society seeks to provide interest and information
for every level of understanding.