Leslie Buck

Leslie Buck is the author of the garden memoir, Cutting Back: My Apprenticeship in the Gardens of Kyoto, the adventures of a California gardener apprenticing with traditional craftsmen in Kyoto where Leslie learns about courage, skills, and heart. Leslie is an aesthetic pruner, teacher, and design consultant specializing in natural pruning and design and California native landscapes. She has over two decades of gardening experience, in addition to being a joyful volunteer for many years in the gardens of Green Gulch and Tassajara—pruning, teaching, and learning.