Portland: Japanese Garden

Portland, Oregon

Japanese Garden

New-Group-Tours-Photo-395x263

Considered the most authentic Japanese garden outside of Japan, Portland’s Japanese Garden has its own personality, reflected in five formal garden styles set on five and one-half acres: the Strolling Pond Garden, the Natural Garden, the Sand and Stone Garden, the Flat Garden and the Tea Garden.

What’s Special?

There are a number of concepts at work in a Japanese garden. There’s the concept of using “borrowed scenery,” such as the remarkable vista across the city of Portland toward the Cascade Mountains and Mount Hood. The concept of “hide and reveal” is subtle and affords the visitor delightful surprises. Plantings, placement of stones, and the route of pathways all give the garden wanderer constantly changing views. The garden is meant to calm and soothe, and instead of gasping in awe, the visitor is encouraged to pause and reflect.

Traditional Japanese gardens emphasize natural, abstract beauty, and you won’t find  the typical signage labeling plants.

Visiting

Summer Public Hours (March 13 – September 30)

Winter Public Hours (October 1 – March 12)

The Garden is located in the west hills of Portland, Oregon, directly above the Rose Gardens in Washington Park.

Street Address
611 SW Kingston Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97205

 

New maple leaves are bright green, as the Portland weather turns warm again. Photo Credit: David Cobb

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You might also enjoy...


Photo Credit: Walters Gardens, Inc. Clippings: Allium ‘Milleniunm’ 2018 Perennial Plant of the Year

The ornamental onion Allium ‘Millenium’ is named the Perennial Plant of the Year 2018 by the Perennial Plant Association.

IMG_20170430_105846 Wayne, PA: Chanticleer Garden, Always a Pleasure

Whether you’re a master gardener, a gardener wannabe, or kill every plant you bring home, put Chanticleer Garden on your bucket list.

Perennial Plant of the Year: Butterfly Weed Clippings: #Perennial #Plant of the Year: Butterfly Weed

What’s a garden without butterflies? Perennial Plant of the Year: Butterfly Weed

Peace Garden at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Garden Peace Garden at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Garden

Follow the War of 1812 Bicentennial Peace Garden trail

8010704160_566ce73556_z Greatest Show on Earth: Leaf Watch 2017

Leaf Watch 2017, best spots, best timing.