Shakkei: Articles in the quarterly journal vary from solely practical matters, such as pruning techniques and the basic principles of rock arrangement, through descriptions of Japanese Gardens visited by members, to wider topics such as aspects of Japanese culture and aesthetics which have a bearing on gardens. The articles range from the light-hearted and humorous to those of a more serious and academic tone. Our members enjoy a wide range of interests and reading tastes and we welcome new members on the same basis. View a sample page
Newsletter: Up to date news and details of all the regional meetings and activities around the country are available through the newsletter which is issued quarterly. Members are free to attend any of the regional meetings, whether in their own particular area, or not. Follow this link to read the latest issue.
visions of paradise - the japanese garden in the uk: An 80 page, full colour book covering the history and development of Japanese gardens in the UK, and including a list of significant or important gardens open to the public accompanied by images and text. Follow this link for more information.
The Japanese Way - Garden Designs by Maureen Busby: Published in March 2008, this book presents a selection of designs by an acclaimed designer of Japanese style gardens, created for her clients and covering a wide range of locations and styles. You can read a review of the book, but regretably, it is now out of print.
Trade Directory: The Society produces its own 'Little Black Book' containing details of contacts for the supply of Japanese plants, ornaments and materials, designers and constructors of Japanese gardens. Many of these have been recommended by members for members.
Open Gardens: Information on gardens which are open to the public either generally or through gardening schemes are published in the spring issue of the Society journal.