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Japanese Gardens in DC area

Posted by nell VA 6 (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 13, 09 at 10:10

I am just starting to plan a courtyard garden and I would like to visit some Japanese Gardens for inspiration. I live in Manassas, VA outside of DC and I'd like to know of places within day-trip distance. I have already been to the national arboretum and Hillwood. Surely there are more?
Nell


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RE: Japanese Gardens in DC area

Nell,
If you don't mind the drive... you may want to check out Shofuso in Philadelphia. It would be a full day for you. You can check out their website under Shofuso. The only other place would probably be Brooklyn Botanical Garden.

ronin01


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Nell, although this is virtual, I have been told (Guestbook e.o.) that people do find inspiration at Tsubo-en.
Enjoy,

Here is a link that might be useful: Tsubo-en Zen Garden, Netherlands


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I have one in my back yard - japanese gardern for small space. It is in Herndon, VA, near route 28.

you can see it here (may be little slow some times)
http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/photos/51703020_zpid/#

thanks


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  • Posted by nell VA 6 (My Page) on
    Mon, Jun 22, 09 at 16:39

That's gorgeous! May I ask you how long it took you to develop it? Did you design it yourself?
Thanks,
Nell


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Yes, I did it by myself, design, implementation and testing !!. I got couple of books on Japanese garden from Library. Then googled it to get more info. Bought the arch bridge from Big Lots for $65.00. Build the zig-zag bridge from the remnants from home depot. I keep my yard in good condition so Town awarded me the best yard plus $100.00 with that I bought the Japanese lantern (Toro). Bamboos I got it from Maryland. One familty wanted to get rid of the bamboo invasion of their backyard. It took me 4 years !!. Not becuase of actual constuction. I have a 4 year old. When ever I take the spade of pick ax, he wanted it. When ever I move the soil for the pond , he put it back. He enjoyed as much as I did. Now he is 8.


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please see my blog

(How to create a Japanese garden)

http://roychettan.blogspot.com/


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  • Posted by nell VA 6 (My Page) on
    Thu, Aug 6, 09 at 12:35

Awesome blog! Thanks so much!
Nell


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Nell,

The entrance to the Bonsai garden at the National Arboretum in DC has a nice small garden. Maymont garden in RIchmond, Va has a stroll garden, and local Richmond Japanese Garden designer Junko Liesfield (Zoengarden.com) has a fantastic garden at her home in Monteplier, Va.

I began my garden 7 years ago in Richmond. I moved into a property with a quarry in my front yard. The quarry is spring water filled and a home for koi. I found 120 boulder in a ditch in the back yard and hired an excavator to move and place them in groupings around the yard. Now installing irrigation and background entohki-en plantings.


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I just built a small rock garden with white gravel in Chevy Chase. I'm interested in meeting other Japanese gardeners in DC area.


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  • Posted by gerris2 Zone 7a Delaware (My Page) on
    Mon, Jan 14, 13 at 20:37

Brooklyn Botanical Garden has a very nice Japanese Garden, for certain.


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  • Posted by nell VA 6 (My Page) on
    Tue, Jan 15, 13 at 10:28

I will go look. Thanks!


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