Hayward Japanese Garden - Hayward, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
N 37° 40.762 W 122° 04.794
10S E 581133 N 4170639
Quick Description: Hayward's Japanese Gardens were the first Japanese Gardens to be created in California and are believed to have been the first to be created in the Western United States. The Gardens are one of Hayward's best-kept secrets.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 11/21/2011 3:15:38 PM
Waymark Code: WMD5FB
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member J.A.R.S.
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Hayward's Japanese Garden is located on a high-cliffed peninsula between two tributaries of the San Lorenzo Creek. The 1.2 acre garden contains 1500 plants of 70 types. There are Japanese black pine, mondo grasses, Mexican weeping pine, incense cedar and junipers laid out along winding pathways and a reflecting pool. Lantana, rhododendron and a few other flowering plants are interspersed for spots of color. The garden contains three gazebo-like structures, a pavillion, a waterfall, a bridge over the pool and a teahouse.

From 1913 to 1962 this site housed the botanical gardens for Hayward Union High School. When the high school moved, Hayward Are Recreation and Park District acquired the site to create a park.

Garden Designer, Kimio Kimura, says "The water provides comfort and relief. The stones represent stability, longevity, and permanency. The plants provide oxygen. Each helps the other." Kimio conducts a free lecture and tour of the garden at 1PM on the first Saturday of every month.

North Third Street at Crescent 
Hayward, California 94546

Japanese Garden Sign Entrance Gate

Bridge and Pavillion Waterfall from the Pavillion

Trees from Gazebo Pool and Teahouse

Garden Walkway Fall Foliage Garden Walkway

Giant Koi in Pool Turtle in the Pool

Name: Hayward Japanese Gardens

Location (specific park it is located within): Deanza Park

City: Hayward

Fees: no

Designer: Kimio Kimura

Date of Creation: 1976

Garden Website: http://www.dmtonline.org/Japanese%20Gardens.htm

Parking Coordinates: N 37° 40.837 W 122° 04.789

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