Japanese Garden - Holland Park, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member marcius
N 51° 30.180 W 000° 12.280
30U E 694001 N 5709467
Quick Description: The Kyoto Garden was originally opened in September 1991 by HRH Prince Charles and His Imperial Highness The Crown Prince of Japan as a part of the Japan Festival celebrations.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/8/2020 10:43:55 AM
Waymark Code: WM1264K
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 3

Long Description:

History of The Kyoto Garden

Holland Park is a 22-hectare park in west London, which is situated around the ruins of Holland House. The house, originally known as Cope Castle was once a great house that served as the home of diplomats and powerful families throughout its history. It was built in 1605, but was destroyed during the Blitz in 1940.

The grounds were bought by London County Council in 1952 and today they serve as a large park, which includes various gardens, an open-air theatre, a cafe, a restaurant and various sports facilities.

The Kyoto Garden was opened in 1991. It was a gift from the city of Kyoto to commemorate the long friendship between Japan and Great Britain. Today, the Kyoto Garden is a popular part of Holland Park – but it’s not the only Japanese garden in this green space. In July 2012, the Fukushima Memorial Garden was officially opened. It commemorates the gratitude of the Japanese people to the British people for their support following the natural disasters that struck in March 2011.

What’s there?

The garden is a traditional Japanese garden with tranquil tiered waterfalls and a serene pond full of beautiful koi carp. There are stone lanterns, Japanese maple trees and you might even spot a peacock or two wandering around, adding to the atmosphere.

Opening hours

Holland Park is open daily from 7:30 am. It closes 30 minutes before dusk.

Name: Kyoto Garden

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

City: London

Fees: no

Date of Creation: September 1991

Garden Website: https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/parks/holland-park

Parking Coordinates: N 51° 30.110 W 000° 12.303

Designer: Not listed

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