Gardening at the Dragon’s Gate, by Wendy Johnson

This is perhaps one of the most beautiful masterworks of horticulture I have read.  Focused in and about the Green Gulch Zen center in Marin County, Northern California, (a place I have often been by on my way up the coast to Stinson beach).  Author Wendy Johnson a Zen Buddhist meditation teacher and, (now retired), pioneer and leader of the centers gardens grown in the fields that “Curve like an enormous green dragon between the hills and the ocean” shares her experiences and profound knowledge in a manner that leaves one, in the words of Joanna Macy; “…shaken into a fuller, gladder life.” This book is “Fundamental work that permeates… Read More


Genre: horticulture
Illustrated by Davis Te Selle