Mounted by the Japanese Garden Society, and sponsored by the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, this exhibition tells the story of Japanese gardens and how the British have used what they have seen in Japan as inspiration to build Japanese-style gardens here.
Covering the history and development of Japanese gardens in the UK, the exhibition will focus on the gardens of Japan, and the development of the Japanese garden in the UK.
Visitors to the exhibition can also see the Cathedral's own Japanese karesansui garden which was opened by HM The Queen in May 2010. Located in the Hostry Visitor & Education Centre, the garden was designed by Graham Hardman of the Japanese Garden Society and funded by SISJAC, the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures, which is based in the Close.
The Japanese Garden Society, founded in 1993, now has some 700 members. Regular meetings, lectures and garden visits are held throughout the country and the Society runs regular visits to Japan. For further information contact the JGS Secretary on 0845 094458 or via www.jgs.org.uk.