Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden

Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden

The Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden is one of the oldest and most visited Japanese-inspired gardens outside Japan. It is a blend of the ancient hill-and-pond style and the more recent stroll-garden style, in which various landscape features are gradually revealed along winding paths.

The garden features artificial hills contoured around a pond, a waterfall, and an island, along with carefully placed rocks. Architectural elements include wooden bridges, stone lanterns, a viewing pavilion, a Shinto shrine, and a dramatic vermilion-colored wooden torii.

History and Design of the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden


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