JAPANESE GARDENS OF EUROPE
A Japanese garden in Denmark, where Danes can come and experience Japanese culture, has been Peter’s dream for the last 25 years. Throughout this time, Peter, who is educated in landscape design and techniques, has worked steadfastly to learn everything there is to know about Japanese garden culture.
This Japanese garden was originally part of a garden named Gardens of the World (Les Jardins du Mondereated) by banker Albert Kahn. The garden and the rest of his property was seized after the Wall Street crash of 1932 put him to ruin.
At the entrance of the Maison de la Photographie there is a square karesansui 枯山水 garden, designed by Keiichi Tahara and built in 2001.
The garden at the Japan Cultural Institute of Rome has been designed by Ken Nakajima and built in 1962. It is the first Japanese garden built in Europe designed by a Japanese.
A Japanese garden is inside the precinct of UNESCO Headquarter, in Paris. It was designed by Isamu Noguchi and built in 1959. The garden is quite articulated, including a stream, a pond, several compositions of rocks around the pond and the paths, and a kare-san-sui corner.
In the small and quiet Parc dell’Amitiè, at Rueil Malmaison, West Paris, a red Torii is the gateway to a Japanese corner.
Japanese garden located in Kew Royal Botanic Gardens in Surrey.
The Marzahn Park, north-East Berlin, is dedicated to the Gardens of the World. The beautiful Japanese garden, designed by Shunmyo Masuno, was added in 2003.
Fukushima garden, inaugurated in 2012, was built to commemorate the support of the British people to the Japanese people following the natural disaster occurred on March 11, 2011. It is almost an empty space, covered by a green lawn on which a few rocks and a lantern are carefully placed.
Kyoto garden was a cooperative project between the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and the Kyoto Chamber of Commerce in Japan. It was built in 1992 to celebrate the Japan Festival in London.
The garden, designed by Ken Nakajima, is classical style, with modern intrusions, such as the use of concrete for foot-paths and the bridge. Azaleas bushes cover the slope, leading to the top, where there are an open wooden pavilion and a pond adorned with rocks.
The park Garbatella, representing 4.5 hectares of green between the Cristoforo Colombo and Via Rosa Raimondi Garibaldi, is one of the best projects implemented by the municipality and various association in the area and especially by the group of volunteers of Legambiente.