P1070242City dotted with public green

The urban area of Hong Kong houses millions of people in tiny quarters. To accommodate them, the city is dotted with little green corners, parks and temple grounds. The inhabitants gratefully use these shady spots to relax, chat, play chess, read a newspaper, practice tai chi or have their breakfast.

July 2015, by Karolien Bais



Moved by the work of the renowned Srilankan brothers Geoffrey and Bevis Bawa, I started exploring the landscaping in Asia. Finding exquisite examples was easy, whether it was in the palace gardens of the ancient Mughal Empire or in the urban parks of the modern megalopolis.

A secluded garden for a rebellious queen
Tribute to a Bengali architect

Urban landscaping in Tokyo
Zen gardens: The essence of nature

Hong Kong
City dotted with public green

Sri Lanka
The Brief Garden of Bevis Bawa
Geoffrey Bawa’s scaping in nature

A stylish oasis in dusty Kathmandu