Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A day at Huntington Gardens Part 3- The Japanese Gardens

Our next stop..... THE JAPANESE GARDEN

The Japanese traditionally revere nature and their gardens are a quiet retreat from the pressures of life rather than a place to show off.



The Japanese Garden is a masterpiece of landscape design. The features of this traditional garden lure photographers like me. The Huntington's Japanese Garden is one of the oldest in America. This is definitely one of my favorite gardens in Huntington Garden. It is so peaceful and zen-like.


A perfect place to escape to when you just want to take a deep and meaningful breath from the hectic pace of city living. There 3 elements found in a Japanese garden.. They are water, rocks and plants.







A slow walk over the arching bridge is calming.


An upper-class Japanese house occupies the highest spot in the garden. It is built in the traditional Shoin style.






Its doors slide open so that the view from this house is of this garden. Standing outside you can see and get a sense of how life indoors would look like and feel.


The steps from the house leads you to another inner walled zen garden.



A broad walkway divides the garden into two parts. One side you can see the stone garden and the other side is the traditional raked gravel.

After spending some time at the Japanese garden.. we will move on to the Lily pond.

JOIN ME AS I PROCEED TO THE LILY POND and the CONSERVATORY as my next stop... 





2 comments:

  1. One word to describe your work....AWESOME!!!

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  2. Thank you Alice for your comment!

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