Thursday, August 15, 2013

Japanese Garden Como Park


The Charlotte Partridge Ordway Japanese Garden is a living symbol of the peace and friendship that exists between Saint Paul and its sister city Nagasaki, Japan. A renowned landscape designer in Nagasaki, Masami Matsuda, created the garden according to time honored Japanese design principles using plants and trees that are hardy in Minnesota. Infused with true Japanese design, the garden is meant to delight your senses. The Japanese Garden is open May through September. 




The garden’s design was a gift from the people of Nagasaki to the people of St. Paul, and it was designed as a peaceful retreat. Mr. Matsuda, however, gives credit to nature for the garden’s creation. Funds were donated by the family of Mrs. John G. Ordway. It was opened to the public in 1979, and completely renovated in 1990-1991 under Mr. Matsuda’s direct supervision.



13 comments:

  1. So nice this garden. Japanese know very well how make a balance in nature.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I didn't know St. Paul was a sister city to Nagasaki. That's a good thing, especially considering what happened to Nagasaki some years back. The garden looks like a wonderful place to rest and meditate.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wow!
    Didn't know Perry Como had a park. hehehehehehehe

    ReplyDelete
  4. i would love to have a japanese garden at home!

    ReplyDelete
  5. gosh, that's just awesome. what a lasting, wonderful legacy for that woman and her family.

    ReplyDelete
  6. When your garden closes, our garden opens. The Phoenix Japanese Garden is open October through May. Love this tree.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Looks like a wonderful place to visit. Thanks for the history.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Gorgeous! It's been there long enough to be mature and beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Beautiful little tree.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Delight my senses? It does that to a faretheewell!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Just discovered you blog from Kathys blogroll, and you have some great images here! Following now! If you like come check out my photography blog too!

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

    ReplyDelete
  12. Dear Kate of course my comment was sincere, I was just visiting a lot of blogs from Kathys blogroll that I liked. That's all. You can count on my continued support! :)

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for visiting my blog; I appreciate it! Come back often!!