General Meetings

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General Meeting ● Thursday, July 11, 2019

Did you know that the majority of Japanese gardens are native? That most are not sheared, but quite natural looking? Would you like your garden to have four-season beauty, rather than simply Spring flowers? Join me for a delightful visual journey as I show photos from secret gardens of Kyoto. I will read from my garden memoir, Cutting Back—My Apprenticeship in the Gardens of Kyoto, and also teach you a few landscaping tricks so your gardens can evoke scenes from wild California nature.

Leslie Buck is the author of the New York Times and Alice Water’s reviewed Japanese garden memoir, Cutting Back—My Apprenticeship in The Gardens of Kyoto by Timber Press about a California gardener who studies with traditional garden craftsmen of Kyoto in private homes, monasteries and an Emperor’s estate. Her book is available where ever books are sold. See her website for a link to a fun interview on NPR’s Cultivating Place!

An unusual and entertaining memoir. She learns about durability, resilience and how to prune trees exquisitely.” New York Times Book Review

Visiting and Book Purchasing from 7:00 pm
Meeting and Program Begin at 7:30 pm
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

Native Gardens of Japan

Speaker: Leslie Buck

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