Gardens as Art
design is considered to be an art in most cultures, distinguished
from gardening, which generally means garden maintenance.
In Japan, Samurai and Zen monks were often required to build
decorative gardens or practice related skills like flower
arrangement known as ikebana.
In 18th century Europe, country
estates were refashioned by landscape gardeners into formal
gardens or landscaped parklands, such as at Versailles, France or
Today, landscape architects and
garden designers continue to produce artistically creative designs
for private garden spaces.