Derry Moore

Japanese Gardens: a journey

Bestselling author and BBC presenter Monty Don and photographer Derry Moore explore the exquisite beauty of Japanese gardens on a personal journey to complement the BBC2 series, Monty Don's Japanese Gardens.

A fabulous, bonsai-filled book written by Monty with photos from Derry Moore - the dynamite duo who produced Paradise Gardens . . . [a] sun-drenched exploration of the history of the gardens of Japan. (Daily Mail)

An illuminating insight not only into the history and horticulture of some remarkable gardens but also into the Japanese culture and psyche (Gardens Illustrated)

A lyrical recollection of his time in Japan (Radio Times)

A great gift for gardeners (People's Friend)

What a treat it was watching Monty Don's Japanese Gardens. It was a feast of colour. (Radio Times)

Praise for Paradise Gardens - 'Simply breathtaking' (Love it!)

It's sun-filled escapism, gloriously illustrated with photography by Derry Moore, capturing the legacy, the beauty, the shadows, the shimmering heat and the continued human enjoyment of such places (Country Life)

Don feels that understanding these paradise gardens has made him a better gardener, and possibly a better person. One could not wish for a better guide to them. He has great powers of description. (World of Interiors)

About the Authors

Monty Don is the presenter of the phenomenally popular BBC programme, Gardeners' World, he lives in Herefordshire and his recent books include Paradise Gardens, with Derry Moore, and the Sunday Times bestseller, Nigel: my family and other dogs.

Derry Moore is an acclaimed photographer whose books include Paradise Gardens, Horses, The English Room, Great Gardens of Italy and In The Shadow of the Raj.

You can purchase the book from Amazon here.