Peggy’s Big Adventure in Japan

November 4, 2014 at 12:07 pm Leave a comment

Maymont Director of Horticulture, Peggy Singlemann, is in Japan right now enjoying a tour of the country’s gardens, and she has been sharing some photos of her trip along the way. Some of the images look like they could have been taken in the Japanese Garden here at Maymont! Did you know: Gardens in Kyoto were used as inspiration when landscape architect, Barry Starke, renovated and expanded Maymont’s garden in 1978.

Peggy said, “This is the Imperial Garden in Tokyo, one of the many gardens we have seen. The garden was exquisite. As you can see there is a design element in this photo that should look familiar.”

Peggy said, “This is the Imperial Garden in Tokyo, one of the many gardens we have seen. The garden was exquisite. As you can see there is a design element in this photo that should look familiar.”

Peggy said, “This garden is centuries old and filled with moss and plants that defy the ages. Notice the Japanese maple, growing along the edge of pond. This tree is growing horizontally just a few feet above the surface of the water. The visit to this garden was peaceful because I was the only person walking through the garden for quite some time.”

Peggy said, “This garden is centuries old and filled with moss and plants that defy the ages. Notice the Japanese maple, growing along the edge of pond. This tree is growing horizontally just a few feet above the surface of the water. The visit to this garden was peaceful because I was the only person walking through the garden for quite some time.”

Peggy said, "On November 1, we visited the Golden Pavillion and Ryoan-ji as well as other gardens."

Peggy said, “On November 1, we visited the Golden Pavillion and Ryoan-ji as well as other gardens.”

Peggy said, "This is the garden at Nijo Castle, home of the shoguns, in Kyoto. In the 1800's at the end of the era of shoguns this became the Imperial Palace in Kyoto."

Peggy said, “This is the garden at Nijo Castle, home of the shoguns, in Kyoto. In the 1800’s at the end of the era of shoguns this became the Imperial Palace in Kyoto.”

Peggy said, "In the Japanese Alps the woodland is comprised of Cryptomeria, Hinoki Cypress (aka Chamaecyparis sp.) and Japanese maples to name a few. These trees are also growing in Maymont's Japanese garden. Monday night, rain fell in the valley while coating the peaks with snow."

Peggy said, “In the Japanese Alps the woodland is comprised of Cryptomeria, Hinoki Cypress (aka Chamaecyparis sp.) and Japanese maples to name a few. These trees are also growing in Maymont’s Japanese garden. Monday night, rain fell in the valley while coating the peaks with snow.”

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