Ogrod Japonski (Japanese Garden)

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Ogrod Japonski (Japanese Garden) Wroclaw Reviews

cotton_foam cotton_f…
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a short stop would be nice... Sep 29, 2015
Location:

Within a few steps away from/to the Centenary Hall. The area is a little out of the way from the city proper, but we took a short ride via the City Metro to get there.

Some tidbits of history:

The inspiration to cultivate a Japanese Garden came from a previous plot of greens used for a world exhibition. Immediately after the presentation; uprooting the plants was the next thing they did. Meanwhile, many decades have passed, the forgotten oasis of greens was reborn! The Japan Embassy and the Wroclaw Authorities tied in to revive the garden. With the combined talents of individuals who specialized in gardening, horticulture, and landscaping; the park has easily metamorphosed into a picturesque, vibrant and a well-cultivated garden!

What to expect:

Aside from the thousands of botanical species thriving in the entire garden; visitors can also enjoy stone art arrangements that are common in Japanese gardens. The two cascades of flowing water is as delightful as those pathways laced with multi-colored flowering plants. Not to mention the sounds of bubbling waters were relaxing. In the middle of the park, is the man-made lake that has a vast shoreline, and a beautiful covered wooden bridge connecting the two banks. Some visitors take a seat here and enjoy the scenery while others spend several hours wandering around.

While we’re there, we saw a bride and a groom having their wedding pictures taken in that park; therefore, this garden could be a famous venue for bridal photo shooting. I agree, the Japanese Garden in Wroclaw is not only beautiful but also a serene place despite the left and right tourists.

Personal recommendation: ;-)

With multi-colored flowers, my friend and I had many opportunities for a so-called floral or landscape photography. Likewise, those who are looking to get away from the busy crowd of the Wroclaw Old Town, the Japanese Garden offers some piece of quiet.

Fees:

By the way, there is an inexpensive fee of € 1.00 to get within "Wroclaw's backyard."
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Kathrin_E says:
Oh, so you visited in the season when azaleas and rhododendron were in bloom. Probably the best season of all. Beautiful colours! I only saw the garden in later summer.
Posted on: Nov 05, 2017
cotton_foam says:
Thank you, Bill! :)
Posted on: Sep 30, 2015
Zagnut66 says:
Beautiful photos May!
Posted on: Sep 29, 2015
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Kathrin_E Kathrin_E
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Ogród Japonski - Japanese Garden Aug 02, 2014
The Japanese Garden is part of the exhibition grounds around Hala Stulecia. Actuelly was created for the exhibition of 1913. Destroyed in later decades, it has in recent years been carefully restored. The garden was designed with the help of Japanese experts in accordance with the principles of traditional Japanese garden art (which unfortunately I cannot explain to you! Experts will find some boards with further explanations in the garden.)

The gardens is fenced off from the pergola and park and a very moderate entrance fee is charged. From the entrance, visitors enter the gardens through a wooden gate and past a pavillon which overlooks a stone and grass garden, a cascade and part of the pond. The whole garden is centered around the pond. Footpaths, partly gravel, partly large stone slabs through the edge of the water, lead around the pond. A wooden bridge with a pavillon in the middle crosses the pond and divides it int two parts. Within the pond there is a small island with a stone lamp and carefully cut and shaped bushes.

My photos were taken during my first visit, on a sunny afternoon with the garden in its best shape. Two weeks later I had a visitor and took him there, and we were less lucky: not only was there a a noisy rock band rehearsing for a big concert which was to take place by the fountain that evening, but for some reason (cleaning?) they had also lowered the water level of the pond so that some pipes stuck out and the muddy bottom was visible along the banks.

Practical Hints:

Opening times: from April 1 to October 31, daily 9.00 - 19.00

Entrance fee: 4 PLN

Website: http://www.ogrod-japonski.Wrocław.pl/

Getting there: Tram 1, 2, 4 or 10 stop next to Hala Stulecia.
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