A Walk In The Park

Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Japanese gardens
Japanese gardens

The Japanese garden was designed by Kanjiro Harada, a landscape architect from Yaizu, Japan, Hobart’s sister city. The garden officially opened in 1987. It emphasises traditional Japanese garden elements of wood, stone and water. This project involved a reciprocal Australian garden design project for Hobart’s Japanese sister city. The plants in the garden largely consist of species native to Japan and selected cultivars, with Japanese maples a feature, particularly in autumn. The waterway with its associated tea house, waterwheel and bridges, acts as a focal point for the central plantings.

Antipodean Voyage, by Stephen Walker
The sculpture was created to mark the bicentenary of the French vessels, the Marquis de Castries and the Mascarin, sighting the coast of Tasmania on 4th March 1772.
Antipodean Voyage, by Stephen Walker
The sculpture is made from Huon Pine, a rare Tasmanian timber used for ship repairs by French navigators, notably Huon de Kermadec (after whom the tree is named) the commander of the frigate Esperance in 1791. Resistant to water, the timber was highly prized for shipbuilding when Hobart was a fledgling colony.
Lily Pond
Lily Pond
Watching the Lily Pond 🙂
Lily Pond with actual lilies

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