We envision a resilient world dependent on the thoughtful cultivation of plants

Noriko Paints a Garden

Articles: Noriko Paints a Garden

Layers of plantings flow out from Noriko’s interpretation of a traditional Shinji-ike pond. Photo: Erik Hagiwara-Nagata
I was astonished. Tucked away in the coastal hills west of Sebastopol, only a few miles from my home, this jewel of a garden had been hiding for years; I had found treasure.
The owner and designer of the garden, Noriko Hasegawa, is a professional watercolorist who brings an artist’s eye to the creation of this botanical masterpiece imbuing the landscape with the clear, luminous color and graceful composition of her paintings. “It is much harder to ‘paint’ a garden and a lot more work,” she confesses, graciously making light of the obvious: namely, that this garden was a huge undertaking.

Noriko Hasegawa, Chrysanthemum #11, 1990
Sliding glass doors in the living room frame the view of an expanse of woody plants, boulders, and gravel, the largest and most outstanding of the landscaped plantings surrounding the home. Unfolding over an acre at the back of the house, with vistas to the north and the east, the garden is pe...

READ THE WHOLE STORY


Join now to access new headline articles, archives back to 1977, and so much more.

Enjoy this article for FREE:

Articles: Calochortophilia: A Californian’s Love Affair with a Genus by Katherine Renz

If you are already a member, please log in using the form below.

Share:

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn

Social Media

Garden Futurist Podcast

Most Popular

Videos

Topics

Related Posts

Powered By MemberPress WooCommerce Plus Integration

Your free newsletter starts here!

Don’t want to see this pop-up? Members, log-in here.

Why do we ask for your zip code?

We do our best to make our educational content relevant for where you garden.

Why do we ask for your zip code?

We do our best to make our educational content relevant for where you garden.

The information you provide to Pacific Horticulture is NEVER sold, shared, or rented to others.

Pacific Horticulture generally sends only two newsletters per Month.