An image of Dan Pearson and Midori Sintani in the Tokachi Millennium Forest

Dan Pearson and Midori Shintani: Tokachi Millennium Forest

Thursday, April 1, 2021

10 a.m. EDT | Online

The Tokachi Millennium Forest on Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost island, is an ecological project with a 1,000-year sustainable vision. Celebrated landscape designer Dan Pearson contributed to the master plan with a sweeping Meadow Garden mixing colorful ornamentals with natives, and a wavelike Earth Garden echoing the mountains beyond. Under the skillful custodianship of head gardener Midori Shintani, Tokachi has evolved to reflect principles at the heart of Japanese culture: observation of seasonal changes, practical tasks performed with care, and the interconnectedness of all living things. Using breathtaking images from their new book, Tokachi Millennium Forest, Pearson and Shintani reveal this remarkable project that bridges East and West and embodies naturalistic gardening at its most inspiring.

Dan Pearson is renowned worldwide as a designer, horticulturist, and gardener. His many accolades include Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects and five award-winning Chelsea Flower Show gardens, including a 2015 Gold Medal and Best in Show.

Midori Shintani trained in horticulture and landscape architecture at Minami Kyushu University. Since 2008 she has been head gardener of Tokachi Millennium Forest, merging “new Japanese horticulture” into wild nature.


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