Gardens without a Garden in Kyoto

1 March 2016


With little private outdoor space, Kyoto’s gardens spill out onto the street. From neat and ordered to free and wild, the potted gardens transform the quality of the busy streetscapes. They are a reminder of nature that we rarely see in such dense urban spaces, as well as the people living or working in the buildings. While a city’s sidewalks are increasingly designed to be ordered and uniformly groomed, these gardens reflect a more informal, personal approach that celebrates a love of plants and home.