Wednesday, May 14

The wonderful Japanese garden

Don't miss the temporarily open Japanese garden in Clingendael. It can still be visited until 8th June. The garden was placed on the list of national historical monuments in 2001.
The Hague websites explains that "the Japanese Garden was created in the beginning of the 20th century by the former owner of the country estate of Clingendael, Marguérite M. Baroness van Brienen (1871-1939), also called Lady Daisy. Lady Daisy sailed off a number of times by ship to Japan and brought back to the Netherlands a number of lanterns, a water cask, sculptures, the pavilion, the little bridges and several plants. The original design with the serene pond, meandering brook and the winding pathways has remained intact all these years".

The garden is not big, but the entrance is free and if you can get before the crowds come in, you'll have a wonderful experience!


R&R in The Netherlands said...

It is wonderful, and you're right about catching it before it gets crowded. Very nicely captured.

Behi said...

A fantastic photo!...I very much enjoy your blog,thanks for sharing all these interesting shots.


Blognote said...

Nice photo! I have seen that garden last year. It is really very beautiful. (I am originally from The Hague myself).