Building my Zen Garden


Kieran Egan




Below are the draft chapters of the book, with photographs of each stage of the construction. I will indicate below each chapter the most recent update. The text has been published as a book by Houghton Mifflin in the U.S.A. and is now available from booksellers across the galaxy. It is also available from Amazon Books , and, in Canada, from from Chapters/Indigo, and from other on-line booksellers.

You can read the publisher's News Release description of the book here.

You may read reviews of the book here. I'll add them as I see them.





Introduction (Revised June 22nd. '99)

Chapter 1: The fence, the quince, and the black bamboo: Part 1 (Revised June 22nd. '99)

Chapter 1: The fence, the quince, and the black bamboo: Part 2 (Revised June 22nd. '99)

Chapter 2: The paving stones

Chapter 4: The raised garden, stream, and waterfalls (Revised December 1st. '99)

Chapter 5: The pond, the bog, and the waterfalls: Part I (Revised November 3rd. '99)

Chapter 5: The pond, the bog, and the waterfalls: Part II (Revised November 3rd. '99)

Chapter 5: The pond, the bog, and the waterfalls: Part III (Revised November 3rd. '99)

Chapter 5: The pond, the bog, and the waterfalls: Part IV (Revised November 3rd. '99)

Chapter 6: Framing the teahouse/study --Part I (Revised December 3rd. '99)

Chapter 6: Framing the teahouse/study --Part II(Revised February 8th. '00)

Chapter 8: Inhabiting the teahouse/study --Part I(Revised April 23rd. '00)

Chapter 8: Inhabiting the teahouse/study --Part I I(Revised July 1st. '00)

Chapter 9: Finishing as spring comes again--Part I(Revised July 1st. '00)

Chapter 9: Finishing as spring comes again--Part I I(Revised July 1st. '00)

Conclusion(Revised July 1st. '00)




Some links to Japanese Garden related sites

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