A Fusion in a Dream Garden

Sometimes inspiration can be found close to home. But for Joan and Gary Cunningham, it was a faraway land that would seal the fate of their Vancouver Island, British Columbia, garden. “We had somewhat of a vision of what we were going to do, but a trip to Japan made it all very clear,” says Joan, who was influenced by Marc P. Keane, a prominent garden designer and author of Japanese Garden Design, among other books. “I had always been interested in Japanese gardens and I had taken ikebana for many years. Japanese gardens have a very special feeling. They are just so magical and peaceful that you think, I could stay here for a while.” Read more…

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