The very nature of the garden is such that it encourages observation, invites contemplation. At its best, the garden is a celebration of human community, of place, and of the interrelationship of all living things. It is one of the simplest paths to daily satisfaction, and one of the steadiest for achieving a true harmony with nature.
— Rick Darke, In Harmony with Nature : Lessons from the Arts & Crafts Garden (2000)