Real Japanese Garden
The Garden of Wales, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire SA32 8HW
The garden display that won a gold medal and the Best in Show award at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2001 has been recreated at the Garden of Wales, its new permanent home. The miniature Japanese landscape designed by Professor Masao Fukuhara brings together three traditional styles - pond and spring, dry stone and tea garden.
In building the Real Japanese Garden, Professor Fukuhara, a lecturer in design at Osaka University, hand-picked the natural materials he needed, listening to the 'voice' of each stone and placing it precisely within the design according to its character and sexuality. Each element of the Garden is symbolic, and the whole ensemble recreates scaled-down Japanese scenery together with areas of peace and harmony.
Opening times: Daily, except Christmas Day, from 10 am. Closing time varies between 4.30 and 6 pm.
Admission: Adults: £8 Children (5-16): £3.00
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