Casual Gardener: Less is more in a Japandi garden

Japandi merges the best of Japanese minimalism with Scandinavian cosiness…

IN some way it must be down to globalisation but I still can’t get my around Japandi, a minimalist style that takes its inspiration from both Japan and Scandinavia – locations separated by a mere 5,000 miles. The philosophy behind Japandi, according to one of its advocates, is an “appreciation for simplicity, traditional craftsmanship, and a respect for natural and enduring materials”. By all accounts it has taken the world of interior design by storm and many of its principles are being adopted in outdoor spaces too, where it’s said

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