I’ve been hearing about these gardens for years, I drove up north to visit my friend Jena, and she had the brilliant idea of going to see it! We were lucky enough to be able to get in for free, thanks to the local library. You have to call to reserve them, they will hold them for you and you just pick them up! It was a good day to be there because it had been raining up there for a few days, but that day the rain had stopped and and the sun would peek out every so often.
I tried to look up some history about this garden online and found a little bit about it. It has 5.5 acres of paths and every kind of Japanese plant you can think of. The garden was designed by Professor Takuma Tono, one of the most important Japanese landscape architects of his time. The garden was designed in 1963, and the garden was opened to the public in 1967.
I have quite a few shots of these gardens, so they will be split up into a few different posts 🙂 There was a market that day so these first couple of pictures are of Jena and some of the plants they were selling. Enjoy!