Monty Don has a new book that’s a companion to his popular BBC show. It’s called Japanese Gardens: A Journey.

Monty Don and photographer Derry Moore traveled to Japan in spring and autumn, and captured the history and beauty of Japanese gardens in these spectacular seasons.

But remember, you can create a Japanese-inspired garden anywhere even in your own backyard at home.

The goal is the same whether it’s in a formal Japanese garden in Kyoto or in a garden of your own design: to create of oasis of beauty and peace

Get Monty’s book to see how it’s done in Japan and, if you don’t already have it, get A Tea Garden in Tivoli, American Garden Design Inspired by the Japanese Way of Tea to see how you can do it too.