" 'Mindfulness' is to pay equal attention to all things, whether significant or insignificant. Apply this principle to every detail of your garden," writes Judith Glover, a London-based illustrator and gardener (her design "The Artist's Garden" won a silver medal at the Chelsea Flower Show, 2003). She adds, "Become one with nature, then follow its requests." Glover's watercolor illustrations greatly enhance the text of this beautifully designed volume.

The author presents Zen ideas and ideals as she discusses the Zen garden, ikebana (flower arrangement), bonsai (the art of miniaturizing trees), and mujokan (the transience and impermanent quality of life). Each page of this little book salutes the beauty, simplicity, and elegance of the Zen spirit.