Introduction to Japanese garden concepts and techniques. Includes the professional practices required for construction and sustainable maintenance. Concepts and techniques of Japanese gardens will cover Sakuteiki, the oldest garden design book written in the 11th Century. Koi pond and waterfall construction, Zen stone garden (dry landscape garden), bamboo fences, water-basin, traditional pruning, and other basic construction and maintenance techniques will also be covered.
Recommended Preparation: None
1 UNIT: .5 hour lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory