Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Portland Japanese Garden

Proclaimed the most authentic Japanese garden outside of Japan, the Portland Japanese Garden is a 5.5-acre haven of tranquil beauty nestled in the scenic west hills of Portland, Oregon.

Three of the essential elements used to create a Japanese garden are stone, the “bones” of the landscape; water, the life-giving force; and plants, the tapestry of the four seasons.

Secondary elements include pagodas, stone lanterns, water basins, arbors, and bridges.

The desired effect is to realize a sense of peace, harmony, and tranquility and to experience the feeling of being a part of nature

Information Courtesy : http://japanesegarden.com/
Images by Anupama Puneeth.