Tenshin-en (The Garden of the Heart of Heaven)
At the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Julie Moir Messervy Design Studio worked in collaboration with Japanese garden master Kinsaku Nakane to create Tenshin-en, “The Garden of the Heart of Heaven”, an award-winning Japanese garden. This quarter-acre karesansui (dry landscape) garden features a massive cypress gateway, two hundred and fifty stones, bridges, islands, and plantings around a raked gravel “sea.” Traditional Japanese stone lanterns, a pagoda, and a water basin are focal elements, viewed from the three cypress benches that sit on a stone terrace.
- Location: The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
- Collaborators: Kinsaku Nakane