11 responses to “Nitobe Memorial Garden”

  1. Troy Mullens

    More entries on the Nitobe garden. Great photos.

  2. Carrie

    I’m with Troy. It looks cinematic – like the setting of some great period drama or fantasy film. Indeed a fine place to steal a kiss or two with your sweetheart…

  3. Tom Wheeler

    Love the clarity of the first shot–the bay created by ice and snow and the crispness of the bridge and pavilion beyond. I’m often not a fan of snowy shots of Japanese gardens; landscape subtleties can be obscured. You’ve excelled, Daniel. A job well done. Thank you.

  4. Daniel Mosquin

    Nitobe Memorial Garden is one of the most authentic Japanese gardens in North America, and a hidden gem. It’s often quiet, lending itself to contemplation.
    I visited the Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco last year, and while I enjoyed my time there, it was an experience shared with hundreds of others…in that span of 90 minutes.
    Looking forward to seeing the Portland Japanese Garden in a couple week’s time.

  5. Wendy Cutler

    Regarding the plants of Japan series, our Cherry Scout in Japan has posted some photos of some several-hundred-year-old cherry trees. http://forums.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/threads/cherries-in-japan.58756/page-3#post-262958

  6. elizabeth a airhart

    lovely so very lovely i would think many a hakui has been written and read
    i have abook called the glory of gardens 2000 years of writings on
    garden design with early writeings from1028-1094ponds islands and streams
    c 1050 and perhaps monets gardens were influnced by the gardens of japan
    i hope daniel and company have seen the time lapse films on pink tentacle
    from omi science action plant
    i hope you all will sit in awe the way i have and a goody number to view
    looking forward to the series thank you daniel i hope you do a book soon

  7. Sue Couch

    Thanks the pictures are so beautiful. The Japanese Garden on Mayne Island
    is certainly worth a visit as well.

  8. Walt

    Please share your thoughts on the Portland Japanese Garden once you experience that site. With different levels and small vistas, it is very different from most other Japanese gardens in Canada and the U.S.

  9. wendy

    What I find so enviable is the combination of snow with unfrozen water. Portland Japanese Garden my all time favorite, but have yet to visit in B.C. so I keep an open mind. Await your reaction with interest!

  10. Irma in Sweden

    One of the only redeeming factors of winter are the very graphic black and white views of snow and plants

  11. Brian Funk

    These photos prove that Japanese gardens often look best when covered in snow – calming and harmonius.

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