Japanese hill and pond garden

Japanese Hill And Pond Garden- Brooklyn Botanical Gardens

japanese hill and pond garden

Japanese garden (part 2), Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Japanese Hill and Pound Garden. April 28 th. 2009

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Starr Bonsai Museum, three climate-themed plant pavilions, a white cast-iron and glass aquatic plant house, and an art gallery. The Garden holds over 14, taxa of plants and each year has over , visitors. Early plans for Prospect Park called for the park to straddle Flatbush Avenue. The City of Brooklyn purchased the land for this purpose in The northeast portion went unused, serving as an ash dump. Harold Caparn was appointed as the landscape architect in It was designated a New York City Landmark in

Designed for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in by Japanese-American landscape architect Takeo Shiota, this was among the first Japanese gardens constructed in an American public space. The 3. Borrowed views of the surrounding botanic garden are hidden and revealed by sculpted hills and groves of trees. Maples, cherries, and wisteria are planted for seasonal color, while pines and cypresses provide year-round cover. Stone lanterns and carefully placed rocks and boulders are focal points in the landscape and along the path, while a viewing pavilion, also used as a tea house, offers a panoramic view of the garden. New plants have been added and the viewing pavilion has been updated for accessibility.

This extraordinary and beloved place was the first Japanese garden in an American public botanic garden, and today it remains of one of the finest examples of its kind outside Japan. It is one of the most visited sites within Brooklyn Botanic Garden's 52 acres and has inspired millions of adults and children through the generations with the beauty of Japanese culture and design. This exhibition focuses on works inspired by the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden. Saturday, April 30—Sunday, May 1, Renowned as New York City's rite of spring, this annual cherry blossom festival offers more than 60 events and performances that celebrate traditional and contemporary Japanese culture. Tuesday, June 7, Celebrate spring and support the Garden with a cocktail reception, a formal dinner, and a dance party under the stars.

There are several famous gardens of this style throughout the United States. The region most like Japan in terms of climate is the Pacific Northwest. Here the abundance of mist and rain naturally provide the necessary moisture for mosses and ferns and other water loving plants. Also the mountains and the islands and the mild climate of the area are much like that of Japan, not to mention the presence of several majestic mountains like that of Mt. Fuji in Japan. But the look and the principles we draw from Japanese garden design can accommodate the climate and plants of many regions.

It is considered the masterpiece of Japanese landscape designer Takeo Shiota. The garden features a large pond in the shape of the Japanese character for "heart," and it really is the heart of the garden. Situated in the pond, among the pine groves, is a shrine dedicated to the Shinto god of harvest. The pine trees are a symbol of longevity and permanence in contrast to the ever-changing aspects of nature. Nestled in the pine grove, behind the Shinto shrine, is a bridge overlooking a small waterfall.



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