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Frederique Dumas


       Since I was a child, I have always felt a vibrant passion for nature.

Small already, I was greatly curious for the interactions of various elements in the garden, such as water, minerals and plants.

I was amazed by the way, that the harsh Vercors and Ardeche mountain climate - region where I grew up in France – would sculpt the trees naturally. Very quickly, I developed a deep interest for this form of aesthetics through careful observation, and I spent most of my free time running through the mountains in the search of specimens to be devoted to bonsai sculptures. Naturally I turned to agronomic studies to further this passion, and to enable me to gain a solid base in the understanding of plant development and culture.


       Several years ago now, and thanks to a visit to a beautiful private japanese garden belonging to a friend in the southwest of France, I had a revelation... I discovered trees sculpted like big bonsai. This was to be my first encounter with the niwaki. This new style allowed me to continue my interest in bonsai pruning, whilst offering less constraintes ...

Shortly after, I was to discover a deeper connection to nature, through the understanding of the principles of energy circulations. This is what allowed me to approach the shear power of their interaction and influence on our well-being, and harmony within ourselves, but also around us. Nature is a pure, simple world that is essential to our existence and that we must absolutely take great care of...

e-learning platform - Study tour in Japan - Japanese pruning and gardens - Frederique DUMAS - www.japanese-garden-institute.com



e-learning platform - Study tour in Japan - Japanese pruning and gardens - Frederique DUMAS - www.japanese-garden-institute.com

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