Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Japanese Garden

The Powerscourt Estate is one of Ireland's big tourist attractions being only 20 kilometers south of Dublin and its 47 acres and 300 years of garden design, which include Italian, Japanese and walled gardens, are one of things that attract the visitor.  Here I have arrived on the path that overlooks The Grotto a secluded space of mosses, ferns and falling water
which was created in 1740 and whose atmosphere flawlessly leads one into the Japanese Garden
with its twisting paths, running water and ponds.  The day was overcast and and a very cool for June but the
lovely candelabra primulas brightened the scene
as well as this woman in a yellow dress who seemed to fit in perfectly with the oriental theme, what a pity she was continually in motion while I was trying to trying to focus in from a distance.
I then went on to amble over bridges, admire the water lilies
palm trees, little shelters and lantern stands
No Japanese garden would be complete without a willow tree.  This Irish take on a Japanese Garden was created in 1908 and was one of the most popular parts of the Powerscourt Gardens the day I visited.

An entry to ABC Wednesday, a journey through the alphabet, this week sojourning at J here



Photo Cache said...

How beautiful. Will be going to Ireland in a few months, seeking all advice.


Anonymous said...

good place to relax

ABC Wednesday said...

Oh wow that looks wonderful... gorgeous views, I would like to visit it...

Have a splendid ♥-warming ABC-Wednes-day / - week
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carol l mckenna said...

Absolutely beautiful Japanese garden and great post and photos for J ~ thanks,

(A ShutterBug Explores)

Roger Owen Green said...

very lovely

Beverley Baird said...

What a lovely place to visit - you have some wonderful photos of the gardens.