16 responses to “Nitobe Memorial Garden”

  1. Ronaldo


  2. Dee O'Brien

    Thank you, Daniel. I miss the Garden (and your Garden) since I moved back to Calgary. What a beautiful place it is; so peaceful, so calming. I must return. Thank you.

  3. Justine

    I kinda wish you’d consider showing more than one photo with these posts. It would be interesting to see an old view of what you are talking about, in this case, or more varied shots of a same plant in your other style of postings. I’m sure there’s a good reason but it seems like a missed opportunity to me.

    Sincerely, Justine

  4. Meg


  5. Patrick

    The Garden is fortunate to have Ryo’s guiding hand and Daniel’s clear sight.

  6. Gail

    so lovely and peaceful.Ryo is an artist.

  7. Sarah

    How apposite! I am in Japan on a UK Japanese Garden Society trip – I’ve enjoyed seeing the contractors putting the snow protection on trees – does Mr Sugiyama do that? Do you get a lot of snow?
    Thank you for your glorious pictures and commentaries, which always brighten my day.

  8. Lynne Brookes

    That is one knockout garden–and photo. Thank you for sharing.

  9. Mike McGarvey

    Tending a garden is all about the journey, not the destination. Change is the only constant. A garden should never be static. It’s all about how well you change it. Ryo is doing a great job!

  10. Jen Darragh

    There are some bright pinky red “flowers” on tall sticks slightly right of the centre of the photo. Any idea what they might be?

  11. lynn

    You’ve put together a nice tribute…anyone who lives in a place where a Japanese garden exists – or Chinese, too – is lucky. Framing the photo the way you did reminds the viewer to rest and contemplate, I think. I can’t help but compare it to a story out today about the Yayoi Kusama show at the Broad Museum in L.A. Viewers are being “funneled” from room to room and are allowed just 30 seconds in each. It’s a good thing gardens aren’t that popular!

  12. Fern Culhane

    Someday I hope to visit here. Thank you for feeding my desire! What an exquisite view, and perfect for my Thanksgiving morning.

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