Adelaide-Himeji Garden

8 Oct

Adelaide is a city of parks. There are miles of biking trails through grass-covered landscape crosscut with creeks and rivers. Tucked away in a corner of  one of these parks is an exquisite Japanese garden.


The Adelaide-Himeji Garden blends two classic styles.  The first is ‘sensui’ lake and mountain garden. Here the existence of water combined with your imagination create expansive images of space and grandeur.

Oceans and continents

The second is the dry garden ‘kare senzui where raked sand and carefully placed rocks and moss conjure the presence of vast bodies of water and land.


There are many types of stone lanterns used in the design of Japanese gardens. This one is a water-viewing lantern.

Blue-berried holly?

We saw a bush we had never seen before. Do any of you know what it is?  We guessed blue-berried holly?

Duck family

Stone bridge

After spending an hour walking through and sitting in the garden we approached the day with a new calm.

2 Responses to “Adelaide-Himeji Garden”

  1. Dede October 10, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

    Jill this is so beautiful. The ducks make me wonder if you are learning the birds of your new places. Also, what are you hearing and smelling??
    Next time you come to Ithaca I will show you the small Japanese garden behind the new wing of the Johnson Art Museum. xox

    • Jill October 10, 2012 at 9:10 pm #

      I will have to pay more attention to hearing and smelling and remember when I write. Would love to see the garden in Ithaca….next trip. J

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