Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Cowra Japanese Garden

The Cowra Japanese garden is a lovely peaceful place, even on a hot afternoon. We were too late for many flowers, and I think that it is only just recovering from the 10 year drought but it was still a lovely place to wander in.
I think I last saw it before stage 2 was begun, it was first opened in 1979 and stage 2 was opened in 1986. It was designed by a world renowned Japanese garden architect Mr Ken Nakajima and is a Kaiyushiki or strolling garden.
It is the largest Japanese garden in the southern hemisphere covering 14 acres.
I found it very reminiscent of some of the many Japanese gardens I have visited, but with a very Australian touch in the large gum trees that are there, and other plants more designed for our hot dry climate and a cold winter.
Of course I was the only one with a camera, so another shot of R and Sarah.
It does have a web site if you look for it.
Click on all photos to enlarge.
The heat has now gone and it is much cooler and dripping with rain, which has perked up everything in the garden. I really dont like the heat.
tomorrow is Knee day, so you may not hear from me for a day or so depending on how it all goes.


virginia said...

Dear Pen,

The best of luck for your knee operation. I hope it all goes well and that you'll be able to get about much better after a while.

Look after yourself,

Lots of love,


Suztats said...

Hope it all goes smoothly. I am scheduled for a knee replacement in February.

annie said...

Lovely Japanese garden. I'd so enjoy being there.

Good luck with Knee Day, Penny.