Monday, April 8, 2013

Hakone Gardens


Hakone Gardens is located in Saratoga, California.  Founded in 1915, it is the oldest Asian estate garden in the Western hemisphere.  It covers eighteen acres and features a bamboo garden, Zen garden, Koi pond, and tea house. It's a very restful place to visit!


The gardens are open Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Admission is free.


15 comments:

  1. Oldest one? Older than Buchart Gardens. (Sorry, I think I just slaughtered the spelling.)

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    1. Yes. It's old! (And what happened? Spunk on a Stick beat you!);)

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  3. I love Koi and bamboo. I'm wondering what this tea house might look like, sounds nice. Hope you're will.

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    1. It's a lovely place. Thanks for stopping by. It's nice to see you again!

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  4. Koi ponds are so relaxing to stare at and an afternoon tea afterwards sounds perfect for a laid back visit.

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  5. I love gardens and have been to many like this in Malaysia and Singapore. Love taking photos in such beautiful places!

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  6. I saw your title and assumed overseas. how lovely to have this zen in CA

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    1. You'd be surprised what you can find here in the states!

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  7. Free admission... I don't hear that very often. It looks wonderful.

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  8. This is where I grew up - Saratoga, California, and these are some beautiful gardens. I never expected to see a post from my actual stomping grounds. Wow! Beautiful memories of an amazing town in California. Thank you!

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