Nature September 12, 2016
There’s A Rare Garden Hiding In Oregon And It’s Positively Stunning
Nestled into the West Hills of Portland, the
Portland Japanese Garden is a breathtakingly beautiful 5.5-acre garden full of tranquil walkways, glittering koi ponds, ethereal waterfalls, a Japanese tea house, and more.
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This amazing place is said to be one of the most authentic Japanese gardens in the U.S. As you meander through this serene setting, you'll pass through five intricate gardens: the Strolling Pond Garden, the Natural Garden, the Sand and Stone Garden, the Flat Garden, and the Tea Garden.
The largest is the Strolling Pond Garden, where you'll find intricate bridges arched over peaceful streams, lush foliage, and more.
The Natural Garden is less manicured but equally beautiful; it's full of lush foliage, emerald-green moss, glittering streams, majestic waterfalls, and more.
The Flat Garden and the Sand and Stone Garden are both centered on incredible rock gardens, perfectly raked with lovely designs. In the Tea Garden, you'll walk along a beautiful stone path to an authentic teahouse.
Spend some time strolling through the gardens, admiring the peaceful atmosphere and sublime natural beauty.
There are numerous incredible structures throughout the garden, which blend into the scenery artfully. Here's a photo of the stone pagoda located in the Strolling Pond Garden. The 100-year-old artifact was a gift from Portland's sister city, Sapporo.
There are several beautiful stone fountains where droplets of water slide down carved bamboo, sending ripples through into tranquil pools of water.
You may also want to stop for a while and watch the colorful koi fish shining just beneath the surface of the water.
Admission costs $9.50 per adult, with discounts for children and seniors.
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