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Japanese Garden

Japanese Garden


A Japanese garden is a garden in traditional Japanese style. They occur in private land parcels, neighborhoods, city parks, Buddhist temples and in landscape emblematic buildings such as old castles.

Japanese gardens are traditional gardens that create miniature idealized landscapes, often in a highly abstract and stylized way.[1] The gardens of the Emperors and nobles were designed for recreation and aesthetic pleasure.


In a Japanese garden grows mainly: Bamboo, Japanese maple, Ferns, Japanese walnut, Azalea, Rhododendron, Kalmia, Cornel, Spiraea, Mosses, Camellia.


Typical elements of a Japanese garden are: Water, An island, A bridge to the island, A lantern (usually of stone), A (tea) house.


See: Japanese garden




Clingendael, an estate with a 17th-century house situated in the territory of the municipality of Wassenaar to The Hague district Benoordenhout, is owned by the municipality of The Hague. Since 1982 it has been used by the Dutch Institute of International Relations Clingendael.


See: Landgoed Clingendael


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Taken on May 19, 2012