On May 1st 1997 the Japanese Garden in Cornwall was opened to the public. As we celebrate 25 years open I can’t quite believe how everything has grown and matured over this quarter of a century!
Trees and shrubs that were just knee high when planted now tower over pathways creating a canopy of colours. It was beautiful then and its beautiful now but so much more mature. The garden (just like a Bonsai) is always changing; not a stationary, completed art – instead it is forever evolving and growing; requiring the constant maintenance and attention to detail.
Images shot on opening day 1st May 1997.
May is a beautiful month in the garden – full of colourful flowers and fresh, spring baby leaves.
I took my macro lens with me for my visit this week to get up close to some of the stunning flowers and even without the sun shining it was wonderful to take in the atmosphere.
My next visit I will try to recreate a few of the images from old photographs I’ve managed to find and get them up to see how much the garden has developed.
Please find below my pictures from my visit this week –