Garden Visits

At regional level visits to gardens, both public and private, are arranged for members and guests. Visits to members’ gardens are also arranged. These visits are very popular and help members to gain ideas for their own gardens.

Occasionally, visits to suppliers and nurseries are also arranged. Such visits include stone yards, artefact suppliers and specialist nurseries.
A list of all Japanese gardens open to the public is published in our journal ‘Shakkei’ each year.

Click here for diary of all Japanese Garden Society events and visits

We also visit gardens in Japan on exclusive Society-run study tours and occasionally gardens in other European countries.

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PHOTO LIBRARY – You can see a library of JGS photographs of gardens throughout Japan at http://www.japanesegardens.piwigo.com

 

Selected Japanese gardens in the UK and Ireland open to the public

Dartington Hall Gardens, Devon The Bonsai Nursery, St Mawgan, Cornwall Pine Lodge Gardens, St. Austell, Cornwall Gatton Park, Reigate, Surrey Kingston Lacy, Dorset Compton Acres, Poole, Dorset Capel Manor Gardens, Essex Univ. of London School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS) Roof Garden Hammersmith Park, London Kyoto Garden, Holland Park, London Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London Fanhams Hall, Hertfordshire Danescourt Cemetery, Wolverhampton Birmingham Botanical gardens Warwick University Arts Building courtyard Norwich Cathedral Momotaro Gardens, Spalding, Lincs. Newstead abbey, Notts. Pure land, Nottinghamshire Tatton Park, Cheshire Calderstones Park, Liverpool Walkden Gardens, Sale, Cheshire Horsforth Park, Leeds National Botanic Gardens of Wales, Camarthenshire Tully Japanese Garden, Co. Kildare Stobo Japanese Water Garden, Peebleshire St. Mungo Zen Garden, Glasgow Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh

Scotland
1. Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh
2. St. Mungo Zen Garden, Glasgow
3. Stobo Japanese Water Garden, Peebleshire

Republic of Ireland
4. Tully Japanese Garden, Co. Kildare

Wales
5. National Botanic Gardens of Wales, Camarthenshire

Northern England
6. Calderstones Park, Liverpool
7. Horsforth Park, Leeds
8. Pure land, Nottinghamshire
9. Tatton Park, Cheshire
10. Walkden Gardens, Sale, Cheshire

Midlands & East Anglia
11. Newstead abbey, Notts.
12. Birmingham Botanical gardens
13. Danescourt Cemetery, Wolverhampton
14. Momotaro Gardens, Spalding, Lincs.
15. Norwich Cathedral
16. Warwick University Arts Building courtyard (by appt.)

London and South east
17. Capel Manor Gardens, Essex
18. Fanhams Hall, Hertfordshire
19. Gatton Park, Reigate, Surrey
20. Hammersmith Park, London
21. Kyoto Garden, Holland Park, London
22. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London
23. Univ. of London School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS) Roof Garden

South West
24. The Bonsai Nursery, St Mawgan, Cornwall
25. Compton Acres, Poole, Dorset
26. Dartington Hall Gardens, Devon
27. Kingston Lacy, Dorset
28. Pine Lodge Gardens, St. Austell, Cornwall