An exploration of some of the most manicured gardens in the world. There are 36 million active gardeners in Japan, a densely populated country with little space. Gardening is an art-form in Japan but it also gives an insight into the nation's attitude to landscape and therefore provides us with an insight into Japanese landscapes in general. The geographer can derive just as much insight from these gardens as the artist can. Ask your students to watch out for roses and lawns!