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A beautiful little small waterfall in the Japanese garden in Washington Park, Portland, Oregon
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A beautiful pond in the Strolling Pond Garden of the Japanese Garder in Washington Park, Portland, Oregon
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The Japanese Garden (on grounds of Tillman Water Reclamation Plant in San Fernando Valley’s Sepulveda Dam Rec. Area) was designed by Dr. Koichi Kawana and dedicated in 1984. It’s ranked 10th of 300 public Japanese Gardens in U.S. The Garden is popular for weddings and has appeared on Star Trek: TNG, as locations for various planets and Starfleet Academy.
Dr. Kawana died 1990, at age 60. Professional associates recall him as a "renaissance man," garden designer, architect and artist whose paintings are now collectors’ items. He taught ikebana–Japanese architecture and landscape design–at UCLA. One associate wrote, "He taught me about the art of gardening and human grace."
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location : Kajuji Temple , Himuro-no-ike pond ( Kaju-ji Hyochi-en)
Kyoto city,Kyoto prefecture,Japan
Kajuji Temple (勧修寺) , founded in 900AD,by Emperor Daigo ,has over one thousand years of history. The garden ,known as the "Kaju-ji Hyochi-en"(勧修寺氷池園),has a pond called "Himuro-no-ike(氷室の池)".
The mountains beyond the garden are used as a part of the garden design, giving it a three-dimensional beauty.
In the ancient Heian period( 794-1185), every January 2,the ice which covered the pond of the garden was presented to the imperial court, and the situation of the grain harvest in the coming year was divined by the thickness of the ice. It is therefore one of the most prominent ancient ponds in Kyoto.
– Kajuji Temple
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Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew
Founded in 1840, from the exotic garden at Kew Park, Kew Gardens has in its collection something over 30,000 different plants whilst the herbarium has over 7,000,000 preserved plants.
The Palm House was built between 1844-1848 by architect Decimus Burton and iron-maker Richard Turner. The Temperate House was built between 1859 – 1899, also by Burton and Turner and is twice as big as the Palm House, this building was restored between 2014 – 2015.
There was a Tea House but it was burnt down in 1913 by suffragettes.
The Orangery was designed by Sir William Chambers and finished in 1761 as part of the original Kew Park. It proved to be too dark to grow oranges and these were finally removed in 1841. It is now a restaurant.
The Waterlily House, again Richard Turner provided the ironwork and the building was completed 1852. Originally built to contain the plant ‘Victoria amazonica’, the largest water lily, it didn’t suit the plant and it was moved to a smaller building. Today there are many different water lilies and a place definitely worth visiting.
The Pagoda, again designed by Sir William Chambers and built in 1762. It is 164ft high and 49ft wide at the bottom. There are 253 steps, it has been closed for many years, then reopened in 2006 for a short while now is closed again. It was supposed to be opened in early 2017 after renovation work, this date now extended to early 2018.
Kew Palace was built by Samuel Fortrey, a Dutch merchant, around 1631. It was later purchased by King George III. This is another building that has had major renovation work done. The leading conservation firm of Donald Insall Assoc. completed the work by 2006.
There are many other Houses or Galleries to visit other than those mentioned, Queen Charlotte’s Cottage, The Alpine House, Nash Conservatory, Princess of Wales Conservatory, Rhizotron, The Japanese Gateway, The Minka House, The Marianne North Gallery and The Treetop Walkway.
A truly brilliant day out and a most worthwhile place to visit. This posting represents the third and final set of 7 images on Kew Gardens that I shall enter, until I go again.
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This bright red bridge is in the Japanese Garden section of Bellingrath Gardens. I thought the reflection showed up very well. There will be more pictures from this exquisite part of the estate.
This Image made it to Explore June 22, 2007.
1. "O" What a Pretty Bridge!, 2. The Presence of Purple, 3. Breakfast, 4. Illusions, 5. Sunset Designs, 6. Rock On!, 7. Ooops-A-Daisy!, 8. The Ice Cream Parlor,
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Green maple trees with ancient wooden house at sunny day in summer.
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Chinese Garden, also commonly known as Jurong Gardens, is a park in Jurong East, Singapore. Built in 1975 and designed by Prof. Yuen-chen Yu, an architect from Taiwan, the Chinese Garden’s concept is based on Chinese gardening art. The main characteristic is the integration of splendid architectural features with the natural environment. The Chinese Garden is modeled along the northern Chinese imperial style of architecture and landscaping. It is located next to Chinese Garden MRT Station and connected to the adjacent Japanese Garden by a bridge.
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