Monty follows the history of the Japanese garden through the military strongholds of past leaders to the many styles, new and old, of the iconic stroll garden
and finds a slice of Victorian England in the heart of Tokyo.
Exploration and contemplation of nature are at the core of Innisfree, a stroll garden (only four miles off the Taconic State Parkway in Millbrook, New York), at what once was a country residence and is now open to the public.
Spirit of place is at the essence of Innisfree, a contemplative, 150-acre American stroll garden offering sweeping landscapes with an eye towards Asian garden traditions, mid-twentieth century design, and a sense of serenity.
As we step onto the stroll garden
path through the outer gate, Hopper points out the fan patterns that direct visitors to various focal points along the counter-clockwise route.
People perhaps best appreciate the Japanese stroll garden
with paths that meander, opening new vistas or revealing another intimate moment of wonder with each twist and turn.
Adjacent to the property is the renowned Humes Japanese Stroll Garden
T told Magnotta that while the "Asian-style" addition he wanted on his East Lansing home was important, not damaging the moss that laced the pathways in his Japanese stroll garden
was more important.
An automated irrigation system; lighting for nighttime events; a new, Japanese-inspired entrance to the Stroll Garden
; improved grading and drainage; and expanded work space for museum staff have all been added in the past year.
Try to create a walk over a plank or yatsu-hashi bridge to another part of the garden where there is a raised timber area for sitting and viewing, or build a stroll garden
with winding gravel paths leading to areas of interest and plant arrangements.
The 63-year-old Briton has spent 30 years working on the carefully composed landscape, which is known worldwide for being a meditation zone with stroll gardens
where white sand replaces water.
Surrounding their courtyard houses, they constructed lush and highly stylised stroll gardens
, with ponds, pavilions and elaborate rockeries symbolic of rural pathways, lakes and mountainous regions in the true landscape beyond.
Any day, head into interior galleries early; stroll gardens