Japanese Garden in Long Island, NY

Sent: Fri 27/04/12 8:05 AM

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“Hi there – I have been a huge fan of Lloyd’s for a long time, I have about 4 of the books including the original Shelter that I never put down.

I wanted to send pictures of my incredible Japanese garden here on Long Island, NY. The best thing about our garden is that it is completely unexpected. We have a variety of trees, flowering trees, evergreens and pines. Everything from Chinese Redbuds, 5 cherry blossoms, Hanoki trees, to a giant Magnolia tree, 43 arborvitae trees, a well established Bosnian Pine and a whole lot more.…”


Matt Scheiner

Long Island, NY

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

3 Responses to Japanese Garden in Long Island, NY

  1. Aside from the clichéd stone lanterns, how exactly is this a "Japanese" garden…? Seems very much all-American to my eyes – especially the unkempt, dyed red mulch. Sorry, Lloyd.

  2. You're absolutely right, Peter, it is Japanese-inspired. Perhaps I should have put it more in context. Given where we live, the birthplace of American suburbia, where the majority of houses look the same and are
    back-ended by uninspired postage stamp sized plots of nothing but grass, our garden is a welcome and unexpected respite. Check out the other pics on my site.

  3. Nice garden , Matt….Do you have any asian Lindera species growing in your collection of plants ??? I have been searching for lindera erythrocarpa for over 10 years and am looking for any leads possible . If you know of any please email me at davidia6555@NOSPAMyahoo.com. Thanks again.
    Dennis Weston

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