Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Bridge, Japanese Garden of Tranquility

Bridge, Japanese Garden of Tranquility
This past weekend, we visited the Memphis Botanic Garden, which is beautiful any time of year. This bridge is located in one of our favorite areas of the Botanic Garden, the Japanese Garden of Tranquility.

The Japanese Garden was originally designed by Dr. P.T. Tono of Tokyo in 1965. This garden was redesigned in 1989 by the late Dr. Koichi Kawana, who designed more than a dozen Japanese gardens for botanic gardens around the country. He worked closely with local landscape architect J. Ritchie Smith on this project. Dr. Kawana pioneered the use of native plants in traditional Japanese garden design. You can read more about Dr. Kawana and his work and see a photo of him here. You can also read more about Memphis Botanic Garden's history here.

Do you have a botanic garden to visit nearby?

18 comments:

babooshka said...

You've had some really pretty flora photos this week.

Thanks for the oofer of using your pic, but i couldn't, you really should keep yur own work. I will certainly pass your link on to those i know who will appreciate your lovely blossoms.

brian said...

this is a beautiful place/pioture... it does certainly look tranquil. i love the bridge..

Thiên said...

Oooo...that's so pretty! I love the red of the bridge. And of course, dogwoods make any garden super beautiful.

We don't have a botanical in Seguin, I believe the closest is in San Antonio, about 40 minutes away.

Thiên said...

If you make it over here, I fully expect to meet up! :)

Jim said...

Beautiful spot, so tranquil and idyllic. Great composition too.

Fénix - Bostonscapes said...

Yes, I do. It's called The Public Garden and it's in my neighborhood (the Back Bay), just a five-minute walk from my front door. I know, I'm a lucky gal. :)

What a lovely scene you captured!

Pam said...

I'm so happy to see your blog..We are moving to Hernando Mississippi in a few weeks and im so excited to see all the pretty things here.
Our daughter moved to Nesbit a couple of years ago... 5 days after they got to Nesbit her son was diagnosed with Leukemia ...St.Jude was a blessing for them....He is doing "FINE"...
Smiles to you...Birdy

Abraham Lincoln said...

Wow. This is really neat. It reminds me of so many red curved bridges when I was in Japan. I even built one much smaller than this when we had a small pond.

Your scene is just perfect.

Jim said...

The grounds look very nice. Is this right in Memphis? A great retreat from the busy streets.

Professor said...

What a great find in such a busy city. I love the splash of red amongst the greens... reminds be a bit of Monet.

smilnsigh said...

Oh how very, very lucky you are. I'd never want to leave...

And needless to say, no I don't have one.

Miss Mari-Nanci

Kim said...

Aaaaaahhhhhhh........

quintarantino said...

A lovely spot allowing one to get to breath fresh air and seeing amazing colours: I would say.
Great photo.

Rambling Round said...

Lovely scene. I like the red bridge. No botanic gardens near here.

raf said...

Gorgeous photo of a beautiful garden. Refreshing! Thank you.

Theresa said...

I loved the picture from the Japanese garden, I am getting Married there next May and I am creating a webpage (on pageflakes) so my family can go and view information about the wedding. Can I use you Picture of the red bridge as a background? Come and visit our side at:
www.pageflakes.com/CTSwain
I have also put down my email address, if it is not ok that I use this pic. email me, thanks again for having such beautiful pics.!

Anya Hershberger said...

Similarily to the previous post, I will be getting married there this upcoming year. May I use your photograph of the bride on my wedding website describing the ceremonial site?

Thanks for your consideration,

Anya
swinginmama@gmail.com

Wooden-Bridges said...

Japanese bridges are quite attractive with curved shape.

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