We have a lovely, tranquil Japanese Garden in our City, Nikka Yuko. It is so very restful, the babbling brook water sounds are a pleasure to listen to. Here are some pictures from this weekend, it was drizzling lightly so I didn't have the camera out much, but wanted to share these with you...
The winding pathways are very inviting.
A closeup of the blooms, I don't know what kind of tree this is.
A series of footbridges over the meandering brook takes you from the top of the garden to the bottom.
Sculptoral elements add beauty and interest.
This stone pathway set in the grass is fun to walk on,
and look! I found a heart that isn't broken. ;)
Restful scenes all around. It is wonderful that the gardens are surrounded by mature trees, enclosing the space so effectively.
I really like this sculpture.
Waterfalls always draw in the eye. This one looks fairly unassuming now but in the fall is surrounded by vibrant colours.
Many of the trees were pruned in the Japanese style I like the way this one is layered along the hillside.