Travel: japanese gardens in the monsoons, ft worth

Have you ever experienced the Japanese Gardens in the rain when the green turns even greener by the touch of water? Here is a photo tour to give you an idea. 

Within the Botanical garden of Ft. Worth, lies the 7 acres of enchanting Japanese Gardens. Designed by Kingsley Wu the gardens opened in 1976. A greater part of the plants and construction materials were donated by Ft. Worth's sister city Nagaoka, Japan.

This is the Suzuki garden, designed by Shigeichi Suzuki - a landscape architect from Nagaoka.  

The garden is filled with ornate Japanese architectural elements brought in all the way from Japan. 

A system of ponds lies in the heart of the garden which are surrounded by hills and enclosed by interconnected paths that weave through the garden with the addition of pavilions, decks, and bridges. 

Hundreds of Koi fish swim through the ponds as an added ornament.

The garden unfolds as an ever changing series of landscapes.

This is the tea garden with a floating viewing verandah.

Small waterfalls are placed carefully throughout the landscape for that calming trickling effect of water.

The gardens are even more beautiful in Autumn.

The gardens host two annual events - Spring Festival and Fall Festival. 

There is a path just to the level of the water right by the little water fall in this image. 

How can green be so green?

It is designed in the tradition of the Edo-period [1600-1868] stroll gardens.

These gardens integrate several styles of garden design into a single landscape.

The pagoda greets you towards the end of your stroll.


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